Microsoft is expected to unveil some new hardware at its E3 2016 press event, and a new report suggests that the company is going to unveil its new “Xbox TV” devices at E3 next month. Microsoft is actually believed to have been considering launching an Xbox TV device for the past three years, and it appears that we might finally get to see one in June.
Executive director at Petri, Brad Sams, has said that Microsoft is going to showcase at least two streaming devices at its E3 event. One of those devices is said to be a Chromecast-like streaming stick that will enable streaming of Xbox digital content.
The Verge hears from “sources familiar with Microsoft’s Xbox plans” that it has long been experimenting with a Chromecast-like device that will enable users to stream Xbox One games from the console to a second TV in the house. If such a device is unveiled at E3 next month it’s likely going to be a simple stick that’s compatible with the Xbox One controller.
The other streaming device is rumored to be one with more advanced features, in that it may allow users to access universal apps and games from the Windows Store. It may also be used to stream Xbox One games from the main console, aside from streaming content from the likes of Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime.
Microsoft has not yet commented on these rumors and it’s not likely to given that E3 2016 is just around the corner. Its E3 press event begins at 1:30 pm ET on June 13th.