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    Xbox and Amazon Unveil Console-Free Gaming on Fire TV: A New Era for Players Everywhere

      TL;DR: Xbox has partnered with Amazon to allow Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members in more than 25 countries to play games via cloud gaming on selected Amazon Fire TV devices starting July 2024. Users only need a Fire TV Stick, a Bluetooth-enabled wireless controller, and an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate membership to access a wide library of games such as Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II, Starfield, and Fallout. The new setup offers a cost-effective and portable way to play without a console, promising a seamless gaming experience. This initiative is part of Xbox's broader effort to expand its cloud gaming reach.

    Xbox Gaming Hits Amazon Fire TV: No Console, Endless Playtime

    Today at Xbox, the plan is to extend the reach of gaming joy to everyone, everywhere. As part of fulfilling their mission, they are thrilled to announce a groundbreaking partnership with Amazon. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members from more than 25 countries will now be able to play games directly from the Xbox app on selected Amazon Fire TV devices, thanks to cloud gaming. This means more flexibility in playing your best-liked games.

    Starting July 2024, the Xbox app will be accessible on the Fire TV Stick 4K Max (2023) ($59.99), and the Fire TV Stick 4K (2023) ($49.99). This offers an exceptional opportunity, especially for those new to console gaming or others who are exploring different ways to enjoy their games. It's a cost-efficient, easy, and portable way to enjoy an enormous library of incredible games.

    Playing Games on the Xbox App: Stable, Seamless, and Simple

    Initiating playtime only requires a Fire TV Stick and a Bluetooth-enabled wireless controller, in addition to an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate membership. This will bring you immediate access to hundreds of exceptional games, like the much-acclaimed Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II, Starfield, and Forza Horizon 5, among many.

    As a special treat, the beloved Fallout games by Bethesda Game Studios are also available on Game Pass Ultimate. This includes Fallout 76 and Fallout 4. Now, you can relish playing these games on selected Amazon Fire TV devices while enjoying the hit Fallout TV show on Prime Video, which was launched recently in April 2024.

    After downloading, using the Xbox app promises an uninterrupted, smooth gaming experience. Here are a few easy steps to get started:

    • Download and launch the Xbox app from your Fire TV device.
    • Sign in using your Microsoft account. If you're an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate member, you'll gain immediate access to an array of cloud-enabled games.
    • Don't have a membership yet? No problem. Join the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate at a competitive monthly price or simply start playing Fortnite without membership.
    • Connect a Bluetooth-enabled controller. Numerous compatible controllers include the Xbox Wireless Controller, Xbox Adaptive Controller, PlayStation DualSense, or DualShock 4 controller.
    • Start playing and enjoy!

    Cloud Gaming Growth & Xbox's Future Strategies

    Over the last few years, Xbox has been purposing to deliver cloud gaming to broader audiences across different devices worldwide. They are delighted to add Amazon's Fire TV to our expanding family of cloud gaming devices and look forward to welcoming new players to this community.

    Keep an eye out for more updates. You can learn more about Xbox Cloud Gaming (Beta) on Fire TV devices on Amazon’s blog, and to gain further insights into Xbox Cloud Gaming (Beta), you can visit xbox.com/cloudgaming.

    Image Credit: Microsoft

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