Samsung’s new TVs let you play Xbox games without needing a console

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Microsoft “What’s Next for Games‘ briefing aired last week and brought a ton of exciting news for gamers. With new gamesa brand new Windows 11 update with a Game Pass widget and Moorcraft Project – a program that brings demos of new and upcoming games to Xbox Game Pass members – there was a lot to like. But the biggest news was Xbox app launched by Microsoft on Samsung Smart TVs later this month – that means cloud gaming via Xbox Ultimate Game Pass, without the need for a console.

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Until now, the only way to play Xbox games was to buy an Xbox console or play in the cloud on your smartphone, PC or tablet. New Samsung The integration lets you play Xbox on your TV without a console. Here’s what to know about Xbox cloud gaming and how to get it on your device.


To buy:
2022 Samsung Smart TVs
at
$549.99+

What is Xbox Cloud Gaming?

Cloud gaming means streaming games over the internet without having to download games to your PC, smartphone, tablet or Samsung TV. All you really need to play cloud is a stable internet connection. Since cloud games take place online, you will also save storage space because you don’t have to download the game to your device.

Not all Xbox games support cloud gaming, although many popular titles including Forza Horizon 5, Among Us and Infinite Haloare supported through Xbox Cloud Gaming.

What is the Xbox app on Samsung TVs?

Samsung announced earlier this year the release of the Samsung gaming hub on new 2022 smart TVs. Samsung’s Gaming Hub is set to launch on smart TV models from June 30, although this may vary by region. The Xbox app will also launch at the same time, and it’s the first time gamers will be able to try cloud-enabled Xbox games on a TV, without a console. “With the same ease our customers watch live sports and stream movies on Samsung Neo QLED and QLED, they can now play their favorite games,” said Won-Jin Lee, President and Head of Service Team. Business at Samsung Electronics about the new Partnership.

Buy: SAMSUNG 55-inch 4K TV (2022) $2,097.99

How to Play Xbox on a Samsung TV

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Credit: Microsoft

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Playing games on your new smart TV is simple: start by launching the Xbox app, signing in or creating a Microsoft account, connecting your favorite Bluetooth controller and you’re ready to play. It is important to note that you will need a Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Subscription to access cloud-enabled games, except for Fortnitewhich is free to play.


To buy:
2022 Samsung Smart TVs
at
$549.99+

Will I need an Xbox console to play on a Samsung TV?

No, you won’t need a console to play through the Xbox app. You will use your Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Subscription to play cloud-enabled games on your TV, the same way you use cloud gaming on your PC, laptop or smartphone.

Samsung TV integration is one of the easiest ways to play Xbox games without an Xbox console.


To buy:
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate
at
$1+

How do I sign up for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate?

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate gives you access to hundreds of games, with new titles released every month. The subscription also includes Xbox Gold Live, allowing you to play cloud-enabled games on your PC, tablet, smartphone and now on Samsung smart TVs. In addition, members will have access to exclusive offers and discounts.

Right now, you can sign up for your first three months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for just $1, after which it’s $14.99/month. This is a limited time offer, so you’ll need to act fast before it expires.


To buy:
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate
at
$1+

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