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An Xbox streaming device has been spotted on Phil Spencer’s shelf.

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(Pocket-lint) – Xbox boss Phil Spencer has a habit of dangling future hardware by surreptitiously placing it in a prominent location – often in the form of a video address or a photo. And it looks like it’s been done yet again, this time with the much-discussed Xbox streaming device, or “puck” as some call it.

It’s no secret that Xbox is working on a device to stream Xbox Cloud Gaming to TVs without the need for an Xbox console or a Samsung device (which has its own Game Center). However, we haven’t seen any sign of the equipment itself… until now.

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Spencer posted a photo taken in his office, among his famous gaming shelves, with the new Vault Boy figure in the foreground. More interesting is the oblong white device on the top shelf, slightly reminiscent of the Xbox Series S mini.

Tom Warren of The Verge, who is also an expert on Xbox and Microsoft, believes that this is the streamer that the Xbox boss talked about in May of this year, also known by the code name Keystone.

What’s interesting about all of this is that her public debut suggests a release is just around the corner. Spencer rarely puts anything on his shelves that isn’t inevitable.

It will no doubt connect to your TV via HDMI and have both wired and wireless streaming capabilities. We suspect it will ship with an Xbox Wireless Controller, but all games will be available through Xbox Cloud Gaming and a Game Pass subscription.

It can even support other media services like Netflix, Disney+, and Amazon Prime Video since it appears to be your main source of streaming content.

It is not yet known if it will be 4K HDR compatible as the Samsung Gaming Hub is limited to 1080p and 60fps. But given this cheeky tweet, we may not have much time left to figure it out.

Written by Rick Henderson.

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