Xbox Cloud Gaming is Coming to Amazon Fire TV

Microsoft has been expanding its presence in the cloud streaming space increasingly over recent years, and the unsurprisingly, the company is continuing to take steps to further its cloud goals. Microsoft has announced that Xbox gaming is coming to Amazon Fire TV.

Starting July, select Fire TV devices will be able to direct Xbox Game Pass Ultimate directly, via the cloud. The supported devices will be the Fire TV Stick 4K Max and the Fire TV Stick 4K, and this will be available in over 25 countries. Players will, of course, also need a Bluetooth enabled controller, as well as a subscription of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.

“For people new to console gaming, or for those looking for another way to play, it’s a great low-cost, convenient, and portable option to enjoy a huge library of incredible games,” Microsoft says.

The Xbox app has been designed as a “smooth and seamless experience” for Fire TV, according to Microsoft, and the company has also confirmed that non-Xbox Bluetooth enabled controllers will also work, including the DualSense, the DualShock 4, and others. Meanwhile, players will also be able to hop into Fortnite for free, even without a subscription for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.