Microsoft Considering Other Iterations of Its Streaming Dongle, Confirms Keystone Codename: Report

Microsoft is said to be considering other iterations of the streaming dongle which is still under development. The company has also reportedly confirmed the keystone codename for the dongle after it appeared in the Xbox OS listing. It is expected to be circular in shape similar to the Roku puck. This streaming dongle is said to be a modern HDMI stream dongle that works on Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Cloud and can be connected to any TV or monitor directly, eliminating the need for a full console for streaming.

According to a report by Windows Central, a Microsoft spokesperson said that the company is currently studying other iterations of the streaming dongle that is still in the works. As the spokesperson stated, “As part of any technology journey, we are constantly evaluating our efforts, reviewing what we’ve learned, and ensuring that we’re delivering value to our customers. We’ve made the decision to move away from the current iteration of the Keystone.”

Tero Alhonen’s tip was earlier chirp In March, an Xbox addon codenamed Keystone was spotted on the Xbox OS listing. Now, a Microsoft spokesperson has also confirmed the codename for the company’s streaming dongle, according to the report.

The report added that the Microsoft streaming dongle is expected to play Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Cloud and will connect to any TV or monitor.

According to another report on May 7, the Microsoft Xbox TV streaming dongle is expected to be launched within the next 12 months. The dongle is expected to allow access to movies and TV services similar to the Amazon Fire TV Stick. It can also provide access to Microsoft’s game library through Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. The streaming device is expected to be circular in shape like a Roku disc. The report also added that the company is working with Samsung to create an app to allow users of Samsung smart TVs to provide the same access as the Xbox streaming dongle.

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