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How to play Xbox games with just a streaming stick

How to play Xbox games with just a streaming stick
How to play Xbox games with just a streaming stick

With Xbox Cloud Gaming, anyone with an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription can stream a huge number of titles virtually anywhere, from your games console to your smartphone, tablet, or smart TV. And now, instead of needing a console, you can play games from your streaming stick, thanks to a collaboration with Amazon.

Starting in July, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members in over 25 countries will be able to play their favorite console games without owning an actual console. All you need is a Fire TV Stick 4K Max or Fire TV Stick 4K (2023) and a Bluetooth-enabled controller.

This partnership with Xbox brings the Xbox app to select Fire TV devices. This means you can stream and play hundreds of games directly from the Xbox app on your TV. Titles like Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II, Starfield, and Forza Horizon 5 are just a few of the games waiting for your thumbs.

Daniel Rausch, Vice President of Fire TV and Alexa, said: “We want to make it easy for our customers to access their favorite entertainment experiences with Fire TV. We’re excited to partner with Microsoft to bring the Xbox app to select Fire TV devices so customers can enjoy a huge library of high-quality games and play great titles without the need for a console.”

It’s a match made in heaven in the streaming space that’s all about accessibility. For just $50/£40, you can turn your Fire TV Stick into a cloud gaming powerhouse. But how do you use it?

How to use Xbox Cloud Gaming on your Fire TV Stick

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So you’re ready to use Xbox Cloud Gaming on your Fire TV Stick? Here’s how to get started:

  1. Make sure you have a Fire TV Stick 4K Max (2023) or a Fire TV Stick 4K (2023).
  2. On your Fire TV device, go to the Amazon Appstore and download the Xbox app. It’s that easy.
  3. Open the app and sign in with your Microsoft account. If you’re an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate member, you’ll have instant access to cloud-enabled games.
  4. Not an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate member yet? No problem. You can sign up directly through the app for a monthly fee. Or, if you just want to play a bit of Fortnite, you can play for free without a membership.
  5. Pair a compatible Bluetooth controller – Xbox Wireless Controller, Xbox Adaptive Controller, DualSense or DualShock 4 all work seamlessly.

We imagine you’ll get access to more titles in the future, but there are currently only a limited number of games available.

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