Microsoft has announced it will be adding Xbox Cloud Gaming compatibility to Samsung-programmed TVs later this year — effectively eliminating the need to own an Xbox console.
In a new post on the company's news blog, Microsoft announced it will be adding Xbox Cloud Gaming capabilities to Samsung TVs in its bid to add more platforms to its service. Ashley McKissick, Corporate Vice President, explained that Microsoft's cloud gaming initiative was only the beginning of this effort as sought to bring its gaming program across a variety of devices — which includes, now, Smart TVs.
"Our mission at Xbox is to bring the joy and community of gaming to everyone on the planet," McKissick wrote, "We are committed to achieving this vision by delivering great games and services and enabling more people to play than ever before."
Xbox Cloud Gaming Will Come to Samsung TVs
Samsung and Xbox have officially partnered to "bring [Microsoft's] Xbox gaming experience to [Samsung's] 2022 Smart TVs" starting June 30, 2022. This service will be available in 27 different countries.
Users will instantly have access to over 100 titles by simply booting up their Smart TV, connecting their favorite controller, and logging into the Xbox Gaming app. This includes both Fortnite, thanks to a recent collaboration, and several titles directly from Xbox Game Studios the day of their release.
Samsung isn't the only television partnership Microsoft is interested in, she explained, as the company is intent on exploring "other TV partnerships as part of this next evolution in our vision."
"We’re super excited by what this next step means for all you gamers out there. With this rollout, we’re making it easier than ever to play games on the devices you already own," McKissick wrote.
Time will tell how many other screens Xbox users will be able to game on.