How to Play Xbox Games on Amazon Fire TV Stick: A Complete Guide

As
previously
announced,
Xbox
games
now
can
be
streamed
via
Amazon’s
own
Fire
Sticks,
letting
people
play
all
of
the
latest
Xbox
games
without
the
need
for
a
console!

Technically,
you
could
already
do
this
by
using
a
web
browser
on
your
Amazon
Fire
Stick,
but
now
the
whole
thing
will
work
natively
through
a
downloadable
app.

If
you
fancy
trying
out
some
gaming
without
needing
a
console
under
your
TV,
here’s
everything
you’ll
need
in
order
to
play
the
latest,
greatest
Xbox
titles
on
an
Amazon
Fire
Stick!

1.
Amazon
Fire
TV
Stick

The
first
and
and
most
obvious
requirement
is
an
Amazon
Fire
TV
Stick.
This
streaming
device
is
essential
for
accessing
the
gaming
platform
and
enjoying
your
favorite
Xbox
games
on
the
big
screen.
Specifically,
you
need
one
of
two
versions:
either
the
Fire
Stick
4K,
or
the
Fire
Stick
4K
Max.
Sadly,
older
models
won’t
work,
nor
will
the
Fire
Stick
Lite.

Once
you’ve
got
the
Fire
Stick,
simply
plug
it
into
an
available
HDMI
port
on
your
TV
and
voila!
You
can
now
connect
it
to
your
Wi-Fi
and
start
streaming
heaps
of
shows
and
movies
from
Netflix,
Amazon,
Disney
and
more!
You
can
also
use
to
to
stream
games
via
Amazon’s
own
Luna
service,
which
is
included
in
your

Amazon
Prime
subscription
which
you
can
grab
here
with
a
free
30
day
trial!

The
Fire
Stick
4K
turns
your
TV
into
a
Smart
TV!
This
model
supports
4K
resolution,
Dolby
Vision,
HDR10+
and
Wi-Fi
6.

The
upgraded
Fire
Stick
offers
everything
that
the
base
model
does,
plus
improved
Wi-Fi
for
smoother
streaming
and
16GB
of
storage
for
more
apps!

2.
Xbox
Game
Pass
Ultimate
Subscription

To
play
Xbox
games
on
your
Amazon
Fire
TV
Stick,
you
will
need
to
have
an
active
subscription
to
Xbox
Game
Pass
Ultimate
which
costs
£12.99.
However,
new
members
can
sign
up
for
just
£1
for
the
first
month,
and
you
can
frequently
find
various
deals
around
the
Internet.

That
£12.99
grants
access
to
a
vast
catalogue
of
games
that
can
be
played
on
your
Fire
Stick
4K,
but
you
can
also
play
them
on
your
phone
or
PC
as
well.
And,
of
course,
if
you
have
an
Xbox
console
you
can
play
them
there.

Get
access
to
thousands
of
games,
including
all
the
new
first-party
titles
from
Microsoft!
Starfield,
Hellblade
2,
Forza
Horizon
5,
Diablo
3
and
more
can
all
be
streamed
straight
to
your
Fire
Stick!

3.
Compatible
Controller

In
order
to
control
and
navigate
through
the
Xbox
games
on
your
Fire
TV
Stick,
you
will
need
a
compatible
Bluetooth
controller.

The
safest
bet
is
going
to
be
an
official
Xbox
controller
which
you
can
snag
in
a
variety
of
colours.
I’m
partial
to
the
Pulse
Red
version
you
can
see
below.

But
there
are
plenty
of
other
good
options,
including
Amazon’s
own
Luna
controller.
If
you’re
willing
to
go
cheaper
there
are
quite
a
few
controller’s
on
the
market

just
be
sure
to
double
check
that
it’s
compatible!

Super
comfy,
well-built
and
completely
compatible
with
streaming
games.

Amazon’s
very
own
Luna
controller
is
designed
to
work
with
the
company’s
own
Luna
streaming
service.

4.
Strong
Internet
Connection

A
stable
and
strong
internet
connection
is
crucial
for
streaming
and
playing
Xbox
games
on
your
Amazon
Fire
TV
Stick.
Make
sure
your
internet
connection
is
capable
of
handling
the
demands
of
online
gaming
to
avoid
lags
and
interruptions.

A
20
Mbps
internet
connection
over
5GHz
Wi-Fi
is
recommended
by
Amazon
and
Xbox
for
the
best
experience
possible.
Keep
in
mind
that
no
matter
how
good
your
Internet
and
Wi-Fi
is,
streaming
games
will
always
be
a
rougher
experience
than
playing
them
locally,
so
don’t
expect
perfection!
Generally,
slower-paced
games
work
best,
whereas
trying
to
play
Halo
Infinite’s
multiplayer
might
just
leave
you
frustrated.


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And
even
if
you
have
the
best
Internet
connection
in
the
world,
streaming
can
still
be
hit
or
miss.
Which
brings
us
to
the
quality
of
the
streaming
itself:
Xbox
games
will
use
Microsoft’s
XCloud
system
which
is
typically
not
classed
as
being
very
good,
especially
compared
to
Amazon’s
own
Luna
streaming
service
or
Nvidia’s
GeForce
Now.

5.
Updated
Firmware
and
Software

Ensure
that
both
your
Amazon
Fire
TV
Stick
and
Xbox
Game
Pass
app
are
running
on
the
latest
firmware
and
software
versions.
This
will
help
prevent
compatibility
issues
and
ensure
optimal
performance.

Remember,
the
compatibility
of
Xbox
games
and
the
Fire
TV
Stick
may
vary,
so
it’s
important
to
check
for
the
latest
updates
and
compatibility
lists
for
a
seamless
gaming
experience.

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