Rumors Suggest Microsoft May Launch Xbox Streaming Stick Soon

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  • Microsoft could release a Xbox stream key and a TV app this year.
  • The device will allow users to access popular games and OTT platforms.
  • This will be a game-changer for those who cannot afford game consoles.

As part of Microsoft’s Xbox Everywhere initiative, the company is reportedly working on an Xbox streaming device similar to the Amazon Fire Stick. The device is supposed to let you access movies, TV shows, and a game library through Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.

There are also rumors that Microsoft is working closely with Samsung to develop an Xbox streaming app for Samsung TVs.

According to Venturebeat, we can expect to see an Xbox streaming device within a year. This isn’t the first time Microsoft has linked to a stick device, the first time the company reportedly used a streaming stick back in 2016, hinting that Microsoft would launch a streaming device for $99. Years later, Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer hinted that such hardware backed by a cloud gaming service was within the company’s scope.

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A dedicated streaming stick might be of little interest to gamers, but it could be a big development for the company. There are a number of people who want to be gamers but cannot spend hundreds of dollars on game consoles. With this streaming stick, a new Game Pass Ultimate subscriber market will be opened, which means more subscribers.

Microsoft has rolled out a controller bar for Windows Insiders

Microsoft recently rolled out the “controller bar”. With this update, once the Xbox button is pressed on the controller, it will provide user-friendly access and preview of recently played games.

Ways to Access New Controller Bar Features-

  • Open Microsoft Store and download the Xbox Insider Hub
  • Open the Xbox Insider hub and sign in with a Microsoft account.
  • Once logged in, go to “Previews” and join the Windows Gaming preview.
  • Restart your PC or laptop and you are good to go.

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