Yes, you read that right! 
The news of an Xbox app coming straight to your smart TV is not just a speculation around the corner, but actual words from the Xbox chief Phil Spencer in his interview with The Verge. While speaking with The Verge, he spoke about a new Xbox console and also the gaming future. The reported quoted Spencer saying that, “I think you are going to see that in the next 12 months. I don’t think anything is going to stop us from doing that.”  
Spencer did not share the precise details about the Xbox app, but he did hint about the company working on TV streaming stick for its xCloud gaming services, last month. 
As per him, the app might roll out for users at the end of 2021. 

Xbox App smart TV

Since, Microsoft is already working on bringing in its game streaming services over mobile phones, called ‘xCloud’, therefore, the company is working on bringing something like this over the screens of your smart TVs. 

According to Spencer, binging over streaming apps like Netflix, Hulu or Disney+ are one of the major activities that the users carry out on their consoles. What we had back in time was CRT TVs that projected images on the back of a piece of glass.  
Nowadays, things are different and Spencer had something to say about this, that modern day TVs are more like a game console stuffed behind a screen with, ‘an app platform and a Bluetooth stack and a streaming capacity’. 

Once the Xbox app rolls out, there will be certain changes in how we perceive technology. The head of Xbox also said something about the changes in technology we might see in the future, “I think you are absolutely right, there will be winners as well as losers and things that evolve or combine together. What I am saying is that the amount of compute in my house has increased with number of incoming streaming signals. I think, gaming will be one of those things too.” 

Xbox App Features

We will be definitely seeing an app in the future, but Spencer also clarified that this won’t be the end of consoles or its hardware in any way and to increase the limit from local hardware to cloud gaming and to take leverage from both platforms altogether.  
He also explained that, “When we think about xCloud, our version of Stadia or Luna, I think what we need to evolve to are games that actually run between a hybrid environment of cloud and local compute capacities.” 

We don’t have full specifications and details for the Xbox app for TVs yet, but the company did partner with Samsung this year for its xCloud platform streaming.  We will definitely see some marvelous transformations in the future of gaming.

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