Xbox Cloud Gaming is Getting a New Samsung TV App and Expanding to New Countries

Xbox Cloud Gaming is Getting a New Samsung TV App and Expanding to New Countries

Richard Walker

Microsoft has today outlined plans to expand its Xbox platform over the next twenty years, having recently celebrated the brand's 20th year. Among the plans is the rolling out of an Xbox app for 2022 model Samsung Smart TVs, and the expansion of the Xbox Cloud Gaming service to more countries.

“We’re building a platform that can reach billions of players—whether it’s on console, whether it’s on PC, whether it’s through Xbox cloud streaming – where players on any device they want to play on should be able to find the content they want to play,” says Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer on the Xbox Wire.

From 30th June, you'll be able to access the Xbox app via the Samsung Gaming Hub or Media Hub on a 2022 Samsung Smart TV, enabling you to play “hundreds” of cloud-enabled titles via Game Pass Ultimate, as well as Fortnite without a subscription. Apparently, the app will offer a “seamless experience”, akin to “using any other streaming app on your TV”.

Additionally, "new gaming experiences" will be coming to Microsoft Edge and Windows 11, alongside a new program for Xbox Game Pass known as ‘Project Moorcroft’. This will offer new, curated demos of upcoming games to Xbox Game Pass members, when it rolls out “within the next year”. To begin with, the program will focus primarily upon indie titles, with participating developers able to see how their demos perform.

New options for Xbox Design Lab have also gone live today, offering pastel colours such as  Soft Pink, Soft Orange, Soft Green, and Soft Purple, as well as new Camo Top cases with matching side caps, namely Mineral Camo, Arctic Camo, Forest Camo, Sandglow Camo, and Blaze Camo. Xbox Design Lab has also expanded to eleven new countries, including Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Norway, Slovakia, and Switzerland. Taiwan will be added at a later date.

You can obviously expect loads more Xbox news during the Xbox & Bethesda Showcase on Sunday 12th June, followed by even more stuff on 14th June in the ‘Extended’ show. Also, don't forget that the Summer Game Fest showcase will be happening later today.

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