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Samsung and Microsoft hook up on smart-TV cloud gaming

Xbox titles to stream directly to Samsung sets, starting June 30

Microsoft will offer cloud-based games through Samsung smart TVs. (Image courtesy of Microsoft)

PALO ALTO, U.S. -- Games for Microsoft's Xbox systems will soon be streaming on Samsung Electronics smart televisions, with no console required, under a newly announced partnership expected to take cloud gaming into overdrive.

The Xbox app will first arrive June 30 on the Gaming Hub, a feature initially launching the same day on 2022 Samsung smart TVs. Paying subscribers to the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate service will be able to enjoy more than 300 cloud-compatible console titles via the new service. Nonsubscribers will have access to the wildly popular combat game Fortnite, for example, via free accounts.

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