Microsoft wants Xbox Game Pass to be a service that is available on as many platforms as possible, not just its Xbox consoles, and the next step is to bring the service to TVs thanks to an external device, which would work by connecting through HDMI.
In early May we reported that Microsoft was planning to bring Xbox Game Pass to TVs next year, on the one hand thanks to an application for Samsung TV, and on the other thanks to a special device similar to the Amazon Fire Stick or Roku. According to Windows Central, the special device is codenamed “Keystone.”
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An unconfirmed render that surfaced on 4Chan shows a white, rectangular-shaped device that resembles a miniature Xbox Series S or Xbox One S. This supposed device shows a power outlet, HDMI input and an Ethernet port, which would allow us to play using a wired connection.
According to Windows Central, a Microsoft representative said the company was committed to reducing the limits on Xbox content through low-cost hardware, but acknowledged that the existing version of Keystone needed more time before it could hit the market.
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According to portal reports, the Keystone device has been in development for several years and it seems that it will not be released very soon, because at least they do not expect it to be present at the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase in June.