Amazon starts selling Fire TV Stick 4K & 4K Max bundled with Xbox Controller and Xbox Game Pass subscription at a discount

To coincide with the arrival of the Xbox app on Fire TV devices, Amazon is now selling Fire TV Stick 4K Bundles and Fire TV Stick 4K Max Bundles that include an Xbox controller and one free month of Xbox Game Pass ultimate. There are several controller colors to choose from and the color you select will determine how much the bundle will save you over buying each item separately. Read more ›

Posted in Article Tagged with: , ,

Modified Xbox Game Pass app from Fire TV works on Android TV and Google TV

The Xbox app for Game Pass cloud gaming arrived on the newest Fire TV Stick 4K and Fire TV Stick 4K Max earlier this week. While the app can be sideloaded on older Fire TV models running Fire OS 7 and works fine, the same can’t be said about Android TV and Google TV devices, due to an issue preventing users from logging into their Microsoft account on those devices. It turns out, the APK just needed to be slightly modified for it to work on Android TV and Google TV devices. Read more ›

Posted in Article Tagged with: , , , , ,

Xbox Game Pass app works on older Fire TV models running Fire OS 7 — Does not work on Google/Android TV

With the release of the new Xbox app for Fire TV, Microsoft has chosen to only support the two newest Fire TV Stick models released in 2023, which are the 2nd-gen Fire TV Stick 4K and the 2nd-gen Fire TV Stick 4K Max. Those of you with older Fire TV Stick and Fire TV Cube models aren’t entirely out of luck because the app can be sideloaded on some older models and seems to work just fine. Read more ›

Posted in Article Tagged with: , , ,

How to sideload install Xbox Game Pass app on older Fire TV Stick and Fire TV Cube models

Microsoft has released its Xbox Game Pass app in the Amazon Appstore, but it’s only available to install directly on the 2nd-gen Fire TV Stick 4K and 2nd-gen Fire TV Stick 4K Max. However, the app works on older Fire TV devices running Fire OS 7 if you sideload it using the following instructions. Read more ›

Posted in Article Tagged with: , , , ,

Xbox app for Game Pass cloud gaming arrives on Fire TV Sticks

It hasn’t been long since the announcement, but the Xbox app for Fire TV is now available in the Amazon Appstore. The new app gives you access to Microsoft’s Xbox cloud gaming if you’re subscribed to the Game Pass Ultimate tier. The subscription costs $16.99 per month, but your first month is just $1 and there’s a way to try one game for free. Read more ›

Posted in Article Tagged with: , , , , , ,

Fire TV’s are getting an official Microsoft Xbox Cloud Gaming app

Amazon and Microsoft have announced that an official Xbox Cloud Gaming app is coming to select Fire TV devices in July. Similar to Amazon’s Luna cloud gaming service, the app will allow you to play Xbox’s extensive library of over 100 games through the cloud on your Fire TV, without the need for an Xbox console or PC. Read more ›

Posted in Article Tagged with: , , , ,

Xbox says its streaming device for cloud gaming is now “years away”

Last year, Microsoft announced that it was working on a new Xbox streaming device for cloud gaming. Earlier this month, the prototype Xbox streamer leaked out in a tweet from Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer, seen in the image above. Now, during an interview at The Wall Street Journal’s Tech Live conference, Phil Spencer said the project is “years away.” When asked about the streaming device, Spencer said “Keystone was the codename of something we were incubating internally, which was … a streaming console, so there’s no local gameplay, low-cost, plug it into a TV, and you’d be able to stream Xbox games. In the late spring, we pivoted to working with Samsung. We put an app on Samsung TVs that let you play Xbox games, and I still have the prototype; it sits on the shelf behind my computer.” He then later said “Will we do a streaming device at some point? I suspect we will, but I think it’s years away.”

Posted in Article Tagged with: , ,

Microsoft to release TV apps and its own streaming device for Xbox cloud gaming

There have been rumors of Microsoft releasing its own hardware for cloud gaming through its Xbox Cloud Gaming (xCloud) service for many years but now it’s actually happening. The company announced that it is building a standalone streaming device that can be plugged into a TV for xCloud gaming. It also announced that TV apps for xCloud, which currently only supports mobile devices, are coming soon. Read more ›

Posted in Article Tagged with: , ,

Summary of Apple TV, Xbox, and PlayStation news from WWDC and E3

apple-tv-wwdc-xbox-playstation-e3
Yesterday was the start of WWDC, Apple’s annual developer conference, where they revealed some new features coming to the Apple TV. It was also the start of E3, the big gaming conference where Microsoft talked about the Xbox’s future and Sony talked about the PlayStation’s future. Here’s a summary of the announcements related to streaming media.
Read more ›

Posted in Article Tagged with: , , , , ,

Microsoft reportedly launching two ‘Xbox TV’ devices next month

xbox-tv-unknown-device

Microsoft is reportedly planning to unveil a pair of “Xbox TV” devices next month at E3. One device will be similar to a Chromecast and require an Xbox One to stream content to it. It would allow Xbox One owners to use their console, including playing games, on a second TV without having to move the console. The second, and more interesting device, is more inline to be a competitor to the Amazon Fire TV and other similar streaming devices. While it too will have the ability to stream Xbox One games from a main console, it will also be able to install universal apps and basic games from the Microsoft store.

Since the Xbox One console has apps for most of the major streaming services, it’s safe to assume an “Xbox TV” device will as well. The Xbox One does have an Amazon Video app. While the app does not allow you to purchase content directly, you can stream Prime content and Amazon Video content that has been purchased elsewhere. An “Xbox TV” device that is compatible with the existing Amazon Video app for the Xbox One would be the third option for consumers looking for a streaming box with an official Amazon Video app. The other two being Fire TV and Roku devices.

Posted in Article Tagged with: , ,

Get AFTVnews articles in your inbox!

Get an email anytime a new article is published.
No Spam EVER and Cancel Anytime.

FOLLOW