For Australian and New Zealand gamers looking for a convenient and affordable way to play their favourite Xbox titles, a new collaboration between Xbox and Amazon has you covered. From July, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members will be able to access and play hundreds of cloud-enabled games directly through the Xbox app on the Fire TV Stick 4K Max (2023) or Fire TV Stick 4K (2023) - no console required.

This integration brings the vast library of the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate game catalog to your TV with just a compatible Fire TV Stick and Bluetooth-enabled controller, making gaming more accessible to everyone. From epic RPGs like Starfield and Fallout 4 to high-octane racers like Forza Horizon 5, you can experience console-quality gaming through cloud streaming.

Xbox gaming coming to Amazon Fire TV

A portable cloud gaming powerhouse

One of the biggest benefits of cloud gaming is the ability to play premium games without investing in a console system. The Fire TV Stick may be compact, but it can stream and run graphically intense Xbox games like Senua's Saga: Hellblade II thanks to Microsoft's cloud servers doing the heavy lifting.

This portability also means you can easily move your cloud gaming setup from the living room TV to a different room or even take it on the road. As long as you have a solid internet connection and your compatible Fire TV Stick, and a compatible controller, your game library and saved progress travels with you.

An expanded universe for Fallout fans

The Xbox app arrives on Fire TV devices just in time for Fallout fans to fully immerse themselves in the celebrated post-apocalyptic franchise. In addition to being able to play classics like Fallout 4 and Fallout 76 through the cloud on select Fire TV devices, they can now dive into the widely acclaimed Fallout TV series, that premiered on Prime Video in April.

Between the games and show, Fallout enthusiasts have an abundance of content to experience the gripping, darkly humorous Wasteland universe. And they can do it all seamlessly by playing, streaming or watching on their Fire TV devices.

More choice for gamers

This announcement is an extension of Amazon’s commitment to bringing the best entertainment experiences to our customers, including top-tier cloud gaming options. For casual gamers or those new to the hobby, it provides an easy, low-cost entry point to explore the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate library. Hardcore gamers can use it as a convenient way to play on another TV or take their games on the go.

This increased accessibility and flexibility provide an ideal jumping-on point for anyone looking to see what the buzz around cloud gaming is all about.

How to get started

Once available, getting started is simple. Grab a Fire TV Stick 4K Max (2023) or a Fire TV Stick 4K (2023). These affordable streaming media players start at just AU$79 for the Fire TV Stick 4K, and AU$119 for the Fire TV Stick 4K Max.

Next, download the Xbox app on your Fire TV device via the Amazon App store. Once you install and open the app, you’ll be prompted to sign in with your Microsoft account. If you're already an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate member, you'll have instant access to stream and play any of the hundreds of cloud-enabled titles in the Game Pass Ultimate library.

Not a member yet? You can sign up for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate through the app for one low monthly price. For access to some games, like Fortnite, there's even the option to try for free, no membership required.

Then, all you have to do is connect a compatible Bluetooth controller and you’re ready to start gaming! Microsoft's Xbox Wireless Controller and Xbox Adaptive Controller work seamlessly, or you can use PlayStation's DualSense or DualShock 4 controllers.

Once connected, you're all set!