Microsoft is rolling out a new feature for both Microsoft Edge and Bing that will appeal to Xbox Game Pass subscribers. Specifically, titles on the thriving cloud gaming platform can now launch directly in Bing when it is set as the default browser in Edge.
It seems Microsoft is rolling this feature out quietly as it did not receive any announcement. Although, you may remember the ability to launch Xbox Game Pass games is something Microsoft Edge can already do on iOS.
To overcome Apple’s strict App Store policies, Microsoft allows users to access Xbox Cloud Gaming titles via Edge on their iPhone and iPad. It seems the company is now extending the feature to new platforms.
It is worth noting you will need to have Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. The top tier of the subscription service gives access to Xbox Cloud Gaming, alongside other perks such as EA Game Pass titles, Xbox Live, and more.
When you search for a game in the library, it is now accompanied by a play button if you are in Edge and on Bing.
This ability comes just as Microsoft’s gaming head, Phil Spencer, leaked the Xbox Game Streaming box. This TV streaming box could bring an easy way to stream Xbox Game Pass games to a TV without a console.
Microsoft is now leading the way in cloud gaming, especially with Google’s recent decision to discontinue its Stadia brand. Due to a lack of “traction” Google Stadia will be shut down in January, with Google refunding all hardware and software purchases.
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