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Xbox partnering with Amazon to deliver Xbox Cloud Gaming via Fire TV devices

No console required.

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Image credit: Xbox/Amazon

Xbox and Amazon have partnered up to deliver Xbox Cloud Gaming via select Fire TV devices.

"Today, we're announcing a collaboration with Amazon where Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members in over 25 countries can play games directly from the Xbox app on select Fire TV devices via cloud gaming, giving people even more choice in how they play their favourite games," Xbox announced earlier today.

As of next month, the Xbox app will be available on the Fire TV Stick 4K Max (2023) and Fire TV Stick 4K (2023).

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The company called this latest cloud-based initiative "a great low-cost, convenient, and portable option" for players, with no console needed to access games such as Starfield and Fallout 4 on a TV.

Those interested need one of those aforementioned Fire TV Sticks, a Bluetooth-enabled wireless controller, and an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate membership "to gain instant access to hundreds of phenomenal games", the team said.

Here are details of how to get it set up, as per Xbox Wire.

  • Simply install and launch the Xbox app from your Fire TV device.
  • Sign in with your Microsoft account to play. If you're an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate member, you'll have instant access to hundreds of cloud-enabled games.
  • Not a member? No worries! You can join Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for one low monthly price, or check out Fortnite without a membership.
  • Connect a Bluetooth-enabled wireless controller. Controllers like the Xbox Wireless Controller, Xbox Adaptive Controller, PlayStation DualSense, or DualShock 4 controller are all compatible.
  • Start Playing!
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"Over the past several years, we have been on a journey to deliver cloud gaming to more devices and to more people around the globe. We are excited to add Fire TV to our growing family of cloud gaming devices and eager to welcome new players into this experience," Xbox wrote.

"This increased availability and flexibility provide an ideal jumping-on point for anyone looking to see what the buzz around cloud gaming is all about," Amazon added in its own post.

Elsewhere in the news, last night we got a closer look at what Xbox's ill-fated cloud gaming console might have been like thanks to a newly-surfaced patent.

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