Microsoft announces its own “Chromecast”. If you weren’t already subscribed to Xbox Game Pass, Microsoft’s latest announcement may change your mind.
Microsoft announces its own Chromecast
Microsoft is working on creating its own “gaming stick” for TVs, which will allow Xbox Game Pass subscribers to enjoy their favorite games directly from their TVs, without the need for any other dedicated hardware.
As noted on the official Xbox blog, this new product will be part of Microsoft’s gaming ecosystem, which already spans PCs, mobiles, and consoles. And although a launch date has not yet been specified, it is expected to arrive over the next twelve months, along with the official application of the Xbox Game Pass service to smart TVs.
Xbox Game Cloud app for TVs coming soon
Microsoft has explained that its idea is to collaborate directly with TV manufacturers to offer an Xbox app as soon as possible, to offer the cloud gaming service on this type of device.
The main leader of platforms and gaming experiences at Microsoft, Liz Hamren, has confirmed that “a controller” will be the only thing that users with a smart TV compatible with Game Pass will need.
However, the same experience will also be available on other TVs that do not support this service, through the stick itself developed by Microsoft, which in the words of the company can be “connected to a TV or monitor” and, through an Internet connection, will allow enjoying the “Xbox experience”.
Neither of the two products announced by Microsoft has an arrival date yet. However, in the case of the TV app, there is talk of a twelve-month window until its arrival.