Xbox Reportedly Plans to Launch New Streaming Device

Microsoft is reportedly working on a new streaming device that will allow users to access movie and TV services, as well as games Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. The device, which connects to TVs and can be shaped like a small stick or puck, is expected to launch in the next 12 months, according to a VentureBeat report Friday.

Microsoft is also reportedly working closely with Samsung to develop an Xbox game streaming app for the tech giant’s TVs. That’s expected to be released in a similar timeframe, according to VentureBeat.

A Microsoft spokesman said the company is not commenting on rumors or speculation.

Microsoft has expanded the ability to stream games beyond its own Xbox consoles. Last week, the company struck a deal with Epic Games Offer Fortnite for free through Xbox Cloud Gaming. This move will allow users to play Fortnite on phones and other devices in much the same way they stream video on services like Netflix, without the need for a power console or gaming PC.

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate costs $15 a month and gives subscribers access to hundreds of games, EA Play perks and discounts, and Xbox Gold — $10 a month alone — which focuses on online multiplayer gaming.

See also: Xbox Series X vs. Xbox Series S: Which gaming console is best for you?

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