Hello TV, buy console: Microsoft to bring Xbox games to Samsung's 2022 smart TVs

Subscribers to Xbox's cloud-gaming service will be able to play more than a 100 titles on the devices.

An employee plays an Xbox game inside Microsoft's new Oxford Circus store ahead of its opening in London, Britain July 9, 2019. Photo: REUTERS/Simon Dawson/ File Photo.

Microsoft will bring several Xbox games to Samsung‘s 2022 smart TVs from June 30 in a major step towards attracting gamers without the console.

Subscribers to Xbox’s cloud-gaming service can play more than a 100 titles on the TVs, which will be able to pair with popular bluetooth-enabled controllers, Microsoft said on Thursday.

Titles including “Halo Infinite” and “Forza Horizon 5” will be available on the new range of TVs and the Xbox console will not be needed to play the games.

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Xbox started working with major TV manufacturers in 2021 in an effort to take its games across devices and boost its subscription-based offering called Xbox Game Pass.

It launched the streaming of games on Android smartphones in 2018.

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In January this year, the company said it had stopped manufacturing all Xbox One consoles to focus on producing its next-generation consoles. Maybe a consequence of the new strategy, on the move since June 2021 or before.

Xbox Cloud Gaming was launched in its first two Latin American markets — Brazil and Mexico — in September last year.

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