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No Console? No Problem! Play Xbox Games on Your Samsung TV!

Updated: Nov 16, 2023

It was a great day for Samsung TV owners when Microsoft announced its expansion of Xbox Game Pass to select televisions. Now, gamers can access Xbox games on their Samsung TVs without needing a console. The Xbox Game Pass is a subscription service that offers unlimited access to a wide variety of games from different genres, including action, adventure, sports, and much more.

Imagine playing your favorite games on a bigger screen without any extra equipment. Thanks to Samsung TV, now you can! By accessing Xbox Game Pass on Samsung TV, you can enjoy a host of games without investing in an expensive console.

Microsoft has done for gaming what the Netflix subscription service has done for shows and movies—instant access to great content available on as many devices as possible.

This post will help you decide if your Samsung TV can access Xbox Game Pass and is worth it. I will discuss the benefits of playing Xbox games on Samsung TV and guide you through setting up an Xbox Game Pass on your TV. Tips will be provided for seamless integration and suggestions of compatible game controllers that work with Samsung TV to maximize your gaming experience.

Xbox Game Pass Cloud Gaming shown on a (Samsung) television running as an app
Xbox Game Pass on Samsung TV

Benefits of playing Xbox games on Samsung TV

I've been a PC and Xbox owner for a while now, and I got them before Game Pass seemingly became available everywhere. If I were in the market for a gaming setup today, it would be great to know that there are many more affordable options.

For instance, I could get a $60 controller, sign up for a $18 monthly Game Pass Ultimate membership, and use an app on my TV. If the internet connection is reliable (high speed, low latency) and there's no input lag, it's a solid choice. However, it's tough to beat the experience of playing a downloaded version on a top-of-the-line Xbox Series X.

Indulge in gaming like never before with the benefits of playing Xbox games on Samsung TV. The Xbox Cloud Gaming service provides streaming access to a vast range of Xbox games without downloading or updating, giving you more time to play and less time waiting around.

You can also connect with friends and other gamers through Xbox Live on your Samsung TV, making gaming an even more social experience. Samsung smartphones also support Game Pass, so you can enjoy gaming on the go.

How to access Xbox Game Pass on Samsung TV

Most new Samsung Smart TVs offer game-streaming apps. To access Xbox Game Pass on your Samsung Smart TV, ensure your TV is compatible with the Game Pass service. To learn more about which Samsung TV models offer Game Pass support, check out the official Samsung Game Streaming compatibility website or see our list below. The Samsung Gaming Hub has all the information you need, including the availability of Amazon Luna, Nvidia GeForce Now, and other gaming subscription services.

Once you've confirmed compatibility, download the Xbox app on your Samsung TV through the app store. The app lets you quickly locate and download your favorite games without any additional hardware or console. To optimize your gaming experience, connect a Bluetooth controller or keyboard to your Samsung TV for seamless gameplay. By following these simple steps, you can enjoy a whole new world of gaming on your Samsung TV without needing a dedicated Xbox (console).

Tips for setting up Xbox Game Pass on Samsung TV

Setting up Xbox Game Pass on your Samsung TV is easy and hassle-free. To get started, ensure your TV is compatible with Xbox Game Pass, and then download the app onto your Samsung TV. Once you have an active Xbox Game Pass subscription, you can enjoy a vast library of games without needing a separate console or hardware.

Ensure you have an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription to enjoy the most benefits, including exclusive perks and Xbox Live multiplayer action. Also, ensure your internet connection is stable and fast enough for smooth gameplay.

Consider using an Ethernet cable for a wired connection if your Wi-Fi signal is weak. If you need help connecting a Bluetooth controller or keyboard to your Samsung TV, refer to the manufacturer's instructions or check the Samsung support website for guidance.

Lastly, remember to explore new games regularly, as Xbox Game Pass adds new titles every month. With hundreds of options, you'll always have fun on your Samsung TV. From action-packed shooters to fun-filled RPGs, Xbox Game Pass has something for everyone.

With Xbox Game Pass on your Samsung TV, you'll always want to stay on the couch!

Compatible game controllers for Xbox Game Pass on Samsung TV

When playing Xbox games on your Samsung TV using Xbox Game Pass, having a suitable controller is crucial for an optimal gaming experience. With the suitable controller, you can enjoy playing your favorite Xbox games on your Samsung TV without needing a console or additional hardware. Xbox wireless controllers are the most compatible option, offering seamless connectivity with your Samsung TV.

A selection on xbox controllers laying side by side on a wooden shelf
Xbox Controllers

Some third-party Bluetooth controllers like the Razer Kishi may also work with Xbox Game Pass on Samsung TV. Before purchasing a controller, checking compatibility with your Samsung TV and Xbox Game Pass library is essential. Some controllers may require additional setup or configuration before use.

How Do I Get Samsung Gaming Hub?

The Samsung Gaming Hub is a recently added feature and can only be accessed through Samsung Smart TVs manufactured in 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023. You'll need to buy a new TV if your model is from 2019 or older*.

*Some 2020 and 2021 models are not supported

Which Samsung TV Models Support Xbox Game Pass?

2023 Supported Samsung TVs

All 2023 Samsung Smart TV models support Samsung Gaming and Xbox Game Pass: G75NC, G85NC, G95SC, LSP3C, M50C, M70C, M80C, QCQ60, QCQ70, QCQ70D_NM2, QCQ70_NM2, QCQ7X_NM2, QCQ80, QCQ80D, QCQ80TL, QCQ83, QCQ85, QCQ85D, QCQ85TL, QCQ88, QCQ8X, QCQ90, QCQ90D, QCQ90TL, QCQ95, QCQ95D, QCQ95TL, QCQ9X, QCQS90, QCQS90D, QCQS90TL, QCQS95, QCQS95D, QCQS95TL, QCQS9X, QAQ70, QAQ7A, QAQ7D, QTQ70, UCU7000, UCU8000, UCU8000TL_PML, UCU800M_PML and UCU80MD_PML.

2022 Supported Samsung TVs

All 2022 Samsung Smart TV models support Samsung Gaming and Xbox Game Pass: G65B, G70B, G70NC, G75NB, G85NB, G85SB, G8QNB, G95NB, LS01B, LS01B_ML, LS03B, LS03BS, LS05B, LS05B_ML, M50B, M70B, M70BO, MBWS1, QBQ6D, QBQ60, QBQ60_DPP, QBQ63, QBQ700, QBQ70_ML, QBQ75, QBQ800, QBQ83_ML, QBQ850, QBQ85D, QBQ85D_ML, QBQ85_ML, QBQ8D, QBQ8D_ML, QBQ900, QBQ95, QBQ9D, QBQ9D_ML, QBQ9X, QBQ9X_ML, QBQD90, QBQS90, QBQS95, UAU8000_K, UAU8000_K65, UAU8000_L, UAU850D_K65, UBU7000 and UBU8000.

2021 Supported Samsung TVs

The following 2021 Samsung TV models support Samsung Gaming and Xbox Game Pass: QN800A, QN850A, QN900A, WS1A, QN700A, LS03A, AU7000, AU8000, AU9000, QN95A-QN85A, & Q80A-Q50A, 98QN90A (USA), 32Q60A (USA), all sizes of Q70A (USA) and AU8000 (USA).

2020 Supported Samsung TVs

The following 2020 Samsung TV models support Samsung Gaming and Xbox Game Pass: M70A, M50A, Q950ST/900ST/800T, Q95T/90T/80T/79T, Q60T, TU8500, TU8000, TU7000, LS01T, LS03T, LS03TS, LS05T and LST7T/9A.

McScratchey's Final Thoughts

To sum up, Samsung TV users can enjoy a wide selection of games through Xbox Game Pass. From popular titles like Halo Infinite and Forza Horizon 5 to indie games such as Ravenlok, there are plenty of fantastic games to stream.

As long as you have a reliable internet connection and a compatible controller, you can fully immerse yourself in the gaming world without needing an Xbox console or extra equipment. Remember that Xbox Game Pass adds and removes games every month, so check out the latest offerings.

With many gaming options, ranging from action-packed shooters to fun-filled RPGs, endless entertainment is at your fingertips.


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