Xbox is reportedly planning to launch a new streaming device

Microsoft is reportedly working on a new streaming device that will allow people to access movie and TV services as well as games via Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. The device, which will connect to TVs and could be shaped like a small stick or puck, is expected to ship within the next 12 months, according to a report from VentureBeat on Friday.

Microsoft is also reportedly working closely with Samsung to develop an Xbox game streaming app for the tech giant’s TVs. This should be released in a similar time frame, according to VentureBeat.

A Microsoft spokesperson said the company does not comment on rumors or speculation.

Microsoft has expanded the ways people can stream games beyond its own Xbox consoles. Last week, the company struck a deal with Epic Games to give away Fortnite for free via Xbox Cloud Gaming. The move allows people to play Fortnite on phones and other devices in a similar way to how they stream video on services like Netflix, without the need for a power console or a Gaming pc.

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate costs $15 a month and gives subscribers access to hundreds of games, EA Play perks and discounts, plus Xbox Gold — $10 a month alone — which focuses on online multiplayer gaming. line.

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