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, […]

Dolby Vision launches on Xbox games consoles

Microsoft has started rolling out Dolby Vision on its latest generation of games consoles.  Available now to members of Microsoft’s Insider programme – a tester scheme where users can sign up to be guinea pigs for new features before they are widely rolled out – the update will make the Xbox Series X and S […]

Molotov launches on Xbox

French OTT TV service Molotov has launched on the Xbox game console. Gaming fans can now access the offering via the Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S devices. Molotov said that the launch provided an opportunity to reach a new segment of the market, with game consoles representing an important alternative way to access services […]

YouTube adds HDR for Xbox consoles

YouTube has added HDR support for Xbox consoles. A notable omission for years, parent company Google has said that YouTube viewers on Xbox One S/X and Xbox Series S/X consoles now have access to the increased visual quality. Flat Panels HD confirmed the news, showing the PQ Rec.2020 HDR format using the VP9-2 codec under […]

Xbox app for smart TVs ‘in the next 12 months’

Microsoft will introduce an Xbox app for smart TVs within the next year, Xbox boss Phil Spencer has said. In an interview with The Verge, Spencer said that “I think you’re going to see that in the next 12 months,” when asked about the potential of an Xbox app for TVs, adding that “I don’t […]

Xbox launch contributes to record traffic for ISPs in the UK

A number of UK ISPs saw record amounts of internet traffic on November 10 as Microsoft rolled out its latest generation of games consoles.  Virgin Media said that it experienced the highest amount of data consumption on record, with 108 Petabytes of data consumed. This, the operator said, translated to a total of more than […]

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