Stream Xbox games soon via an affordable Microsoft dongle


New Delhi: Microsoft reportedly confirmed it was working on an affordable Xbox cloud streaming device or dongle named “Keystone”.

A Microsoft spokesperson told Windows Central that the existing version of “Keystone” needed a little longer to bake before going live.

“Our vision for Xbox Cloud Gaming is unwavering, our goal is to empower people to play the games they want, on the devices they want, where they want. As announced last year, we have been working on a a game-streaming device, codenamed Keystone, that could be connected to any TV or monitor without the need for a console,” a Microsoft spokesperson said in a statement.

According to the report, “Keystone” has been in development for a few years as Microsoft continues to finalize the product’s feature set.

The Xbox Series S is Microsoft’s most affordable gaming console at $299.

Microsoft’s “Keystone” can cost $199 or less, which will put it as a direct competitor to Apple TV.

Using Windows instead of alternatives like Android would allow Microsoft to offer its own streaming media apps like Microsoft Movies and TV, according to the report.

Previously, the company also hinted that it would bring TV apps for Xbox Cloud Gaming as well, which would lower the barrier even further.

“We have made the decision to move away from the current iteration of the Keystone device. We will leverage our learnings and refocus our efforts on a new approach that will allow us to bring Xbox Cloud Gaming to more gamers around the world. in the future.” The company was quoted as saying.


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