On June 30th, the Xbox app will be available on Samsung 2022 Smart TVs in 27 countries. Microsoft reports this. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members can then play more than 100 games - including Xbox Game Studios titles on the day of their release - directly via the app on the Samsung 2022 Smart TVs.

The news is pretty good, at least for owners of current Samsung TVs, after all you can then play directly on the TV without any additional accessories and without detours. But that's not all: In addition, new cloud gaming features in Microsoft Edge and Windows 11 await players, updates to Xbox Game Pass and fresh designs in the Xbox Design Lab.

Xbox App on Samsung 2022 Smart TVs

In partnership with Samsung, the Xbox app will be available on Samsung 2022 Smart TVs in the future. As an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate member, you can access more than 100 games via the app – Fortnite fans play without a subscription. The app works like any other streaming app on your TV - just launch it, register and get started. A console or PC is not necessary. You need an existing Microsoft account and a Bluetooth-enabled controller to log in.

“We are gradually building a platform that can reach billions of gamers - whether on console, PC or through Xbox Cloud Gaming. A platform where gamers can find the content they want to play on any device,” said Phil Spencer, Microsoft Gaming CEO, of the announcements.

The Xbox app will be available from June 30th via the Samsung Gaming Hub or Media Hub.

Microsoft brings new gaming features to Windows 11

In the future, players can also expect new updates that will optimize your gaming experience on Windows 11:

  • Optimizations for Windows games: New features are currently being tested in the Windows Insider program that lead to an improvement in latency and unlock new functions such as Auto HDR and Variable Refresh Rates (VRR).
  • HDR Calibration App: A new HDR calibration app improves the color accuracy and consistency of HDR displays.
  • Game Pass Widget: With the widget you can search the Game Pass even easier in the future.
  • Controller Bar: The new Controller Bar gives you faster access to your games.

Microsoft brings new gaming features to Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge is constantly evolving and new gaming features will be coming to the desktop version soon, including some Xbox cloud gaming features:

  • The personalized gaming landing page with news, guides, live streams, game highlights, tournaments, upcoming and recently released games as well as the Xbox Cloud Gaming Library provides an overview of the gaming cosmos. From here you have direct access to your recently played titles and the associated content.
  • The integrated Clarity Boost provides a sharper and clearer display of cloud games in the Microsoft Edge browser.
  • The new Games menu in Microsoft Edge provides easy access to free and popular games like Microsoft Solitaire, Atari Asteroids, Microsoft Jewel and more.
  • The efficiency mode improves gaming performance on Windows 10 and 11 by automatically reducing the use of other browser resources when a game is launched.

Later this year, a new feature will be introduced for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members, allowing fans to play games you own via Cloud Gaming. Project Moorcroft is also just around the corner, a program that will bring even more fun to discovering curated game demos for Xbox Game Pass members. Launching over the next year, the program will allow independent developers to get early excitement about their games on Game Pass.

The Xbox Design Lab is now available in 11 new countries, including Switzerland. In addition, fans can expect fresh colors and customization options, including pastels like Soft Pink, Soft Orange, Soft Green, and Soft Purple. There are also new camo top cases with matching side caps: Mineral Camo, Arctic Camo, Forest Camo, Sandglow Camo and Blaze Camo.


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