Earlier this month, Microsoft and Samsung jointly announced that from June 30, Samsung TV users can play Microsoft’s XGPU games on their TVs. Machine (models above BU8000) or a smart display in 2022. Today, due to this agreement, let’s learn about Xbox games playable on Samsung TV.
After the service goes live, Samsung TV users will be able to directly access the Xbox app and log in to their Microsoft account through the Samsung Gaming Hub built into the Samsung TV without purchasing an additional XBOX console to experience hundreds of free games in the XGPU game library, even if users do not subscribe to the XGPU service, they can directly upgrade to the service for $1.
About Xbox App On Selected Samsung TV
The Xbox app is currently only available on Samsung smart TVs running a Tizen 6.5 TV operating system.
As of this article’s writing, Microsoft has not announced the rest of the TV brands supporting the technology.
Users only need to create a handle to play smoothly; the application will support Xbox wireless control machine, Xbox adaptive controller, Elite Series2 controller, Sony’s PS5 handle, and other handle controllers, and will connect to Samsung TV via Bluetooth.
Xbox Games Playable on Samsung TV
The acclaimed “Forza Motorsport 5”, “Halo: Infinite,” “Doom,” “Assassin’s Creed: Origins,” “Microsoft Flight Simulator,” and other AAA masterpieces in XGPU will also log in to Samsung Gaming Hub with the Xbox app.
Phil Spencer, CEO of Microsoft Gaming, said: “We are committed to bringing the joy of gaming to everyone on the planet. Partnering with Samsung gives users more access to gaming, and we welcome new players in this way. Our thriving community.”
The cooperation between Samsung and Microsoft will not only make Samsung’s Neo QLED TV launched in 2022 one of the best devices for cloud gaming but also expand the influence of Microsoft’s Xbox and will bring more add-ons to Samsung’s Gaming Hub value.
Unfortunately, currently playing Xbox games on Samsung TV only supports 1080P 60 frames, and it seems that it does not support HDR and Dolby Atmos. In addition, you can’t use it in China; for now, after all, there is no Microsoft cloud in China—the layout of the game server.
By contrast, Microsoft’s actions in recent years have first integrated the original Xbox Gold membership service to PC to launch a game subscription service similar to Netflix subscriptions such as XGPU, and then vigorously acquired various game manufacturers to ensure the quality of its game library.
As a result, Sony PS. has been moved to join this track, and then rely on the advantages of its own cloud service provider and Windows developer, allowing players to smoothly transition to cloud games in a subtle way, and the cooperation with Samsung TV is only Microsoft’s huge cloud ecological layout. Only part of it.
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Microsoft’s preemptive layout can reduce the asset investment of the Xbox hardware part in the future and cultivate user habits after expanding its influence, enhancing the user experience loyalty, and even more TV brands will cooperate with Microsoft in the future to share a part.
If things go according to plan, users may no longer need to buy a game console; just a computer or monitor can play console games. But for players who like traditional consoles, it’s not good news. Therefore, its pros and cons have to be weighed by the players.