Play Xbox without Xbox? Microsoft is planning a TV stick

In the future, gamers could also enjoy Xbox games with just a TV – and no console. Microsoft is probably planning a TV stick that will bring the games to the television. You can find all known information here.

Microsoft wants to distribute its own game streaming service. To achieve this, the company is currently working on a TV stick that will bring Game Pass and xCloud to the television. As TheVerge reports, the Xbox Game Pass app will then land on several TV devices that are Internet-enabled. If the television does not support apps, the stick is the alternative to enable gaming on the TV.

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So far, Microsoft has been keeping a relatively low profile. It is not known when the app will be released for TV sets or which TVs are supported from the start. There is also no release date for the TV stick yet.

xCloud and Xbox Game Pass in detail

Bringing Xbox Game Pass to televisions would be the next logical step for the company. The xCloud streaming service eliminates the hardware components of the Xbox Series X. A TV or monitor with a USB input as well as a stable internet connection and a controller are all that interested gamers need to play. The subscription runs – similar to film and series streaming services – with a monthly fee.

The entry hurdle to play is getting lower and lower. It would be conceivable that Microsoft would also put together bundles with the TV stick and a controller to make the whole thing even easier. However, it remains to be seen whether the project will succeed. Since many rural regions in Germany can still dream of fast internet, this option would be particularly attractive for gamers in large cities.