Bouygues Telecom teams up with Xbox for Bbox Gaming

French service provider Bouygues Telecom has teamed up with Microsoft Xbox to launch a gaming service for its Bbox customers. The new service, Bbox Gaming, allows customers to subscribe to one of two offerings: Bbox Ultym Gaming or BBox Must Gaming. Qualifying customers, who must have a FTTH connection, must take out a 24-month contract, […]

Microsoft begins testing Xbox UI overhaul for 2023

Microsoft has teased a refreshed Xbox UI, announcing that it is testing changes which will arrive on consoles in 2023. The company is making changes to layout and design of the user interface in order to make it easier to find apps and games, and to improve accessibility to internal OS areas like settings.  The […]

Microsoft’s US$69 billion Activision Blizzard deal would ‘harm rivals’ says CMA

Microsoft’s proposed US$69 billion deal to acquire Activision Blizzard has hit a roadblock, with the UK’s Competitions and Markets Authority (CMA) raising concerns over the takeover. The deal, announced in January, would represent Microsoft’s largest ever acquisition, more than double the US$26 billion the company paid for LinkedIn in 2016, and would be the biggest […]

Xbox Cloud Gaming app coming to Samsung TVs on June 30

Microsoft’s gaming business Xbox has announced the imminent launch of a dedicated standalone app for Samsung TVs. The app will allow Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers to stream more than 100 console-quality games like Halo Infinite from the cloud in 1080p 60fps directly to their TVs. Xbox also has a deal with Epic Games to […]

Microsoft confirms development of ‘Keystone’ Xbox streaming dongle 

After a year of hyping a potential smart TV game streaming solution, Microsoft has confirmed that it is working on a streaming dongle codenamed ‘Keystone’. In a statement to Windows Central the Xbox maker said: “Our vision for Xbox Cloud Gaming is unwavering, our goal is to enable people to play the games they want, […]

Xbox cloud gaming device and smart TV app set to debut within 12 months

Microsoft is looking to release its long-awaited streaming only Xbox device in the next 12 months along with an app for smart TVs. Multiple industry insiders such as Jeff Grubb of VentureBeat and The Verge’s Tom Warren have reported in recent days about the company’s Xbox Everywhere to make Xbox games available on a wider […]

10 million users for Xbox Cloud Gaming

Microsoft has announced a major milestone for its Xbox Cloud Gaming service as the company gears up for its expansion. The service, available via the US$14.99 per month Game Pass Ultimate offering, has been used by more than 10 million people, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella told investors during the company’s Q3 earnings call. Cloud gaming […]

BritBox available on Xbox

BritBox, the joint-venture subscription streaming platform of the BBC and ITV, has launched on Xbox games consoles.  The BritBox app is now available on the Xbox Microsoft Store, and on the Xbox One and Xbox Series X models.  The streamer offers the biggest collection of British box sets, including series such as Broadchurch, Downton Abbey, […]

NBCU brings reality streamer hayu to Xbox

NBCUniversal’s reality TV SVOD hayu has expanded to Xbox games consoles. The app is available across the new generation of Xbox Series X/S consoles along with the older Xbox One devices across 22 territories via the Microsoft Store. Territories covered include: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, […]

Microsoft confirms plans to bring cloud gaming to smart TVs, announces streaming stick

Microsoft has confirmed plans to launch a dedicated streaming stick and bring its Xbox Game Pass service to smart TVs. Details are currently scarce, but Microsoft has previously been open with its ambitions to expand its Xbox brand beyond games consoles and PC. The company previously hinted at a smart TV offering in November 2020, […]

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