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Old 07-01-24, 08:38 PM
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Play Xbox games without console, using Amazon Firestick 4K

Apparently it only works with a 2023+ Firestick 4K/MAX. I have a 2022, I'm not sure what's so special about 2023. But someone will surely try to load it on older devices. Otherwise well, there's Prime Day coming in a couple of weeks.

Xbox comes to Amazon Fire TV: Play popular games without a console


In July, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members can access and play hundreds of cloud-enabled games directly through the Xbox app on select Fire TV devices—no console required.

https://www.aboutamazon.com/news/dev...amazon-fire-tv
Old 07-02-24, 02:45 PM
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Re: Play Xbox games without console, using Amazon Firestick 4K

Neat. I played some Fallout 3 on there (it was free when the show came out), it's laggy but playable and looks great.

Works with any bluetooth compatible gamepad (latter Xbox One, PS4 pads)
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Re: Play Xbox games without console, using Amazon Firestick 4K

And MS takes another step closer to exiting out of the console race.

Dang. No firecube support.
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Re: Play Xbox games without console, using Amazon Firestick 4K

Originally Posted by tanman
And MS takes another step closer to exiting out of the console race.
Though, to be fair, "Xbox = ecosystem, not a console" has been a thing for quite a few years. They announced their cloud gaming initiative 6 years ago, had mobile gaming working in 2020, added the ability to play Xbox games in a web browser in 2021, and launched their first TV apps in 2022.
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Re: Play Xbox games without console, using Amazon Firestick 4K

Originally Posted by tanman
And MS takes another step closer to exiting out of the console race.
In addition to Adamís comment, they have also quite emphatically said that their next generation console will be some kind of Ďbiggest technical leapí ever, which, to be fair, is probably code for ĎXbox with Artificial Intelligence!í but still means they intend to release some kind of console hardware, even if itís very different from what we are used to.

That said, the cloud gaming stuff is neat, but far from great and very hit or miss, especially on the MS side of things. Nvidiaís cloud service is leaps and bounds ahead, with far less latency, artifacting, etc.
What Iím saying is, I donít think this cloud streaming stuff is going to supplant Ďlocalí gaming on some kind of actual box or device for most people.
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Re: Play Xbox games without console, using Amazon Firestick 4K

Originally Posted by tanman
Dang. No firecube support.
The theory I saw about this is that itís more of an MS limitation than a Firecube limitation. Like, to avoid overloading the infrastructure. I havenít used xCloud much recently, but Iíve heard that the wait times can be pretty terrible.
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Re: Play Xbox games without console, using Amazon Firestick 4K

Is this the same as Luna? Because this pops up on my firecube and says I can just use my controller to play Xbox games. Is this accurate? Sorry Iím not looking through thread.
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Re: Play Xbox games without console, using Amazon Firestick 4K

Dude. The thread was 5 posts before yours. Its not like you had to dig
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Re: Play Xbox games without console, using Amazon Firestick 4K

I guess I don’t have this gamepad, then I guess not for me, but I would have liked to try it at least.
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Re: Play Xbox games without console, using Amazon Firestick 4K

FYI : The newest Firestick 4K is $34.99 currently for Prime members. For that price I might just pick one up to play upstairs or on vacation.
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This is smart marketing for newbies to the ecosystem.
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Re: Play Xbox games without console, using Amazon Firestick 4K

I'm sure I'll get roasted, but what is the point of usurping the console and playing on tv without console?
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Re: Play Xbox games without console, using Amazon Firestick 4K

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I'm sure I'll get roasted, but what is the point of usurping the console and playing on tv without console?
The purpose for MS is to stop losing millions on hardware. The purpose for customers is to not have to buy an expensive console to play game. You simply need internet. It's not different than cloud gaming on any other device that's been available for a while. Now it's just also on Amazon Fire Stick.
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