Samsung & Microsoft Prepare to Release the Xbox TV App In June 2022

The Xbox App for Smart TV’s is Getting Ready to Launch

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd have officially announced that the Xbox TV App will be available on 2022 Samsung Smart TVs including Neo QLED 8K, Neo QLED 4K. This will make QLEDs the world’s first Smart TV platform to include the Xbox app on Smart TVs, essentially having an in-build console.

The partnership will allow users the ability to stream over 100 high-quality games, through the Xbox Game Pass app, including blockbuster titles like Halo Infinite and Forza Horizon 5. Moreover, they can play new games on day one of release from Xbox Game Studios and enjoy iconic franchises from Bethesda Softworks and more.

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Game Pass without a PC or Console

In addition to the Xbox app offering hundreds of their favourite games via Xbox Game Pass, gamers can also look forward to an amazing gaming experience with minimised latency and amazing visual graphics thanks to advanced motion enhancements and game-play performance technology across Samsung’s 2022 Smart TV lineup and 2022 Smart Monitor Series.

Xbox TV App available on 2022 Samsung Smart TVs

“Xbox has been an integral partner for Samsung and shares in our vision and dedication to bring the ultimate game streaming experience to everywhere in the home,” said Won-Jin Lee, President and Head of the Service Business Team at Samsung Electronics. “We are excited to deepen our partnership with Xbox by adding the Xbox app to Samsung Gaming Hub, which now gives Samsung Smart TV users access to hundreds of Xbox Game Pass games. With the same ease that our customers watch live sports and stream movies on Samsung Neo QLEDs and QLEDs, they can now play their favourite games.”

“We’re on a quest to bring the joy and community of gaming to everyone on the planet, and bringing the Xbox app to smart TVs is another step in making our vision a reality,” said Phil Spencer, CEO of Microsoft Gaming. “That’s why we’re excited to partner with Samsung, a global leader in TVs, on bringing Xbox to more players. Working with Samsung has helped us provide more access to gaming and enabled us to welcome new players into our thriving community.”

The Future is Console Free

It’s an interesting move from the company that essentially allows anyone to get a Game Pass subscription regardless of owning a console or PC. Obviously, you’ll need a controller to play but they are readily available unlike the systems themselves over the past 12 months.

The Samsung gaming site also mentions partners like Nvidia Geforce, Utomik and Googles Stadia.

Let’s hope that the terrible internet speeds in Australia can deal with streamed gaming. Although based on experiences so far with Stadia and Xbox Cloud it hasn’t been an easy experience.

The Xbox TV app will be available on 2022 Samsung Smart TV models in Australia beginning June 30th and beyond.


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