Microsoft’s Xbox app is coming to Samsung smart displays – Phandroid
A while ago, we mentioned that Samsung was working on a Gaming Hub service for its smart TVs and monitors, which will allow users to choose from different game streaming services to use on their TV. A new announcement from the company – in cooperation with Microsoft – has now confirmed that the two tech giants will collaborate to bring the Microsoft Xbox app to the Samsung Gaming Hub.
Won-Jin Lee, President and Head of Service Business Team at Samsung Electronics commented: “We are excited to deepen our partnership with Xbox by adding the Xbox app to Samsung Gaming Hub, which now allows Samsung Smart TV users to access hundreds of Xbox Game Pass games. With the same ease as our customers watch live sports and stream movies on the Samsung Neo QLED and QLED, they can now play their favorite games.
The Gaming Hub was first introduced by Samsung at CES 2022 and is currently the only Smart TV feature to offer the Xbox app. It runs on Samsung’s Tizen software platform, which was previously used on some of the company’s older phones and smartwatches.
Although Samsung doesn’t primarily deal with console gaming hardware, the company includes its “Game Launcher” app on all of its smartphones and tablets, which works similarly to the Google Play Games app. A few years ago, the company also sold the Samsung GLAP Controller, a wireless Bluetooth controller for Android phones.