Have you heard about Xbox Gaming on Your Smart TVs. If you have not heard yet, the Xbox Game Pass is one of Microsoft’s premium Services for all Xbox and PC gamers which offers users access to a rotating library of 100+ games for just a single monthly fee.
The service is now a big deal amassing over 25 million subscribers in only just a few years, according to an insider back in January. That’s no small feat for a game subscription service, and it sounds more like it is about to become a lot larger.
Xbox Cloud gaming service
Microsoft has officially made its first foray into what might very well become a common practice in the future: Xbox Game Pass Built directly into smart TVs, spread widely beyond the barriers posed by pricey gaming PCs and hard-to-find consoles.
This would be facilitated by the company’s Xbox Cloud gaming service that allows anyone that has an Xbox Game Pass subscription to remotely stream the entire game over a Wi-Fi connection, given that the connection remains powerful enough to sustain it.
Xbox Game Pass
This service already allows owners of the Steam Deck to play “Halo: Infinite” with one another over the web, even against other bonafide Xbox Series X owners.
Coming to Samsung Smart TVs exclusively, the Xbox Game pass might expand to other smart TV brands, meaning that the only gaming accessory the average TV owner and Xbox Game Pass Subscriber would need if they want to invest in an official Xbox Controller.
Exclusive to 2022 Samsung Smart TVs Currently
It sounds like the support would be limited at first. As stated by Microsoft, support for Samsung Smart TVs would start rolling out with the latest 2022 models, and it would be activated via the Samsung gaming Hub, which was initially announced at CES 2022.
The Samsung Gaming Hub is a set of software that features exist inside the newest Samsung smart TV models to allow for ease of access to several services, which include the Xbox Game Pass and GeForce Now. This hub also allows for simplified pairing of almost any Bluetooth controller, which includes the Xbox Elite Series 2 controller or even the DualSense controller.
Xbox App to Samsung Smart TVs
But there does not seem like it would be the way forever. Recently, Microsoft stated in its announcement that it would be bringing the Xbox App to Samsung smart TVs first ad that they intend to explore “other TV partnerships” as a part of the ongoing development toward a much greater proliferation of the Xbox Cloud Gaming service through a lot of devices.
The Game Pass is Slated to become available on all 2022 Samsung smart TVs on June 30 in over 27 countries. Although at the moment, a list of supported countries is yet to be made public, it is reasonable for you to assume that the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom are included in the list.