Xbox gaming is coming to Amazon Fire TV Sticks just in time for Prime Day

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Thanks to a collaboration between Xbox and Amazon, you'll soon be able to play Xbox games on your TV via a Fire TV Stick.

Announced by Amazon on Thursday, this collaboration will be one of the most affordable ways to experience console gaming without actually needing a console. With a compatible Fire TV Stick and an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription, you can play hundreds of cloud-enabled games, including Starfield, Fallout 4, Forza Horizon 5, and Senua's Saga: Hellblade II

There's no official rollout date for this support to kick off, but there is a vague "July" estimate. With Prime Day deals dominating between July 16 and 17, it would make sense to launch Xbox support around that time. There will surely be a significant discount on compatible Fire TV Sticks to inspire both new and resident gamers to try out Xbox cloud gaming on their TVs.

Here's what you'll need in order to stream Xbox games via Amazon Fire TV.

How to stream Xbox Games to Fire TV Stick

First, you'll need a compatible Fire TV Stick. According to Amazon, both the Fire TV Stick 4K Max (2023) and Fire TV Stick 4K (2023) will work. 

If you want to buy one right now, the Fire TV Stick 4K is 20% off as an early Prime Day deal. Or, you can hold out for a better deal during the official Prime Day sales between July 16 and 17.

Once you have a compatible Fire TV Stick, you must download the Xbox app to the device via Amazon's Appstore. The app won't be available until sometime in July, but you can go ahead and subscribe to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for just $1 your first month, and then $16.99/month after or take advantage of this big discount on 3-month Game Pass Ultimate gift cards bringing it down to just $10 a month.

Lastly, you'll need a compatible Bluetooth controller. Amazon says the Xbox Wireless Controller, Xbox Adaptive Controller, DualSense controller, or DualShock 4 controller will all work.

Come July, as long as you have a compatible Fire TV Stick, Bluetooth controller, and an active Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription, you can play cloud games on any TV, whether it's your living room TV or the TV in a hotel room on your summer vacation.