Enjoy Xbox without an Xbox, after Samsung and Microsoft signed a deal to bring the Xbox as an app to Samsung Smart TVs.
From 30th June, Xbox will be available on 2022 model Samsung Smart TVs through the new Samsung Gaming Hub. Users will no longer have to plug in a separate console.
With this partnership, Samsung Gaming Hub users will be able to stream over 100 high quality games. These include blockbuster titles like Halo Infinite and Forza Horizon 5. Moreover, they can play new games on day one of release from Xbox Game Studios.
Users will have to create an account with Microsoft to play, if they haven’t already got an account. Controllers can be connected via Bluetooth.
The Samsung Gaming Hub was first announced in January. Unfortunately for older TV owners, the Gaming Hub is exclusive to 2022 or later models only.
Won-Jin Lee, President and Head of the Service Business Team at Samsung Electronics said:
“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. 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.”
The Xbox app will be available on all 2022 Samsung Smart TV models above BU8000. Also 2022 models from the Smart Monitor Series.