As clarified by 9to5Google, it has been possible to sideload the Xbox Game Pass application onto an Android TV through external software until now, but the site reports high latency issues that make it pretty pointless to try out.
The report comes from 9to5Google, which claims a dive into the recent 2107 update for the Xbox Game Pass for Android app “starts the path for official Android TV support” by enabling access to Game Pass from the Android TV and Google TV homescreen. While nothing has been said about official support as of yet, it seems Microsoft is laying the foundations to formally bring Xbox Game Pass to Android TV.
Xbox Game Pass for Android launched last year and has proved extremely successful. It’s continuously grown since then, with the team improving latency issues and ironing out other features. Microsoft plans to go even further in the future with Cloud Gaming sticks for TV. These dongles will allow users to stream games straight to their TV, and it all sounds really cool.