Xbox boss Phil Spencer gives tips on xCloud streaming sticks for your TV

Xbox CEO Phil Spencer has hinted that the company could be working on streaming TV sticks for its xCloud gaming services. Spencer teased the new development during an interview. Project xCloud is Microsoft’s own game streaming service that allows gamers to stream their favorite titles right on their mobile screens. Previously, the service was only available on Android smartphones and tablets. When Microsoft releases an xCloud dongle, players can use it to stream on larger TV screens.

In an interview with StratecherySpencer said, “I think you’ll see cheaper hardware as part of our ecosystem if you think about streaming sticks and other things that someone might just plug into their TV and play on xCloud.”

Spencer also discussed the possible launch of Xbox Game Pass Platinum, which will give subscribers access to new Xbox consoles. However, what differs from Xbox All Access, which already offers Xbox subscriptions and hardware in a bundle, has not been disclosed.

Spencer seems to be planning extensions for such bundles in the future. As part of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate – Microsoft’s video game subscription service – xCloud enables users to play over 50 Xbox games on their Android devices that are streamed directly from the cloud. It was launched on September 15th for Android platforms. At launch, it was made available in beta for 22 markets. It should be noted that India was not part of the original markets to receive the service. However, it is expected that further regions will be added in the future.

As early as August, it was reported that xCloud tests for iOS platforms were stopped by Microsoft. Hence, the service doesn’t seem to be coming to iPhones or iPads anytime soon.

The next generation Xbox Series S console is available for pre-order in India. 34,990. The S series and the flagship Xbox Series X will hit the market on November 10th.


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