Microsoft's Xboc TV app makes it to Amazon Fire TV sticks

In an effort to extend access to the Xbox TV app, Microsoft have steered to push the expansion of the Xbox TV app
An undated image of a Fire TV stick. — FreePik
An undated image of a Fire TV stick. — FreePik

Xbox Cloud Gaming has only been around for a few years, yet it has quickly become a popular service among gamers. Now, the Xbox TV app has been launched, providing users access to Xbox Cloud Gaming on Amazon Fire TV sticks.

The app offers Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers a new way to stream titles on compatible Fire TV devices.

The Verge reported that the Xbox TV app is currently only selectively available on the Amazon 4K Max (2023) and Fire TV Stick 4K (2023).

At present, only titles available as part of Game Pass can be streamed. However, Microsoft is working to allow users access to the entire Xbox library. This is expected to roll out in the next few months, although it will likely exclude titles from publishers that aren’t part of Xbox Cloud Gaming.

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Since plans for a cloud gaming console have been axed, Microsoft has been pushing the Xbox TV app to more devices. Currently, it's available on mobile devices, Samsung monitors and TVs, and Xbox consoles.

To access Xbox titles on the Fire TV, users need a compatible Fire TV stick, a subscription to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, and a Bluetooth controller.

The app can be installed via the Amazon Appstore.

This is a significant move by Microsoft. Xbox gamers have reason to celebrate, as this development significantly lowers the cost of entry for experiencing high-quality gaming.