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Amazon Luna is coming to Samsung 2022 smart TVs and monitors
Amazon’s game streaming service joins Xbox Cloud Gaming, GeForce Now, and Stadia on Samsung displays
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🆕 Amazon Luna will be available on new Samsung 2022 TVs and monitors
☁️ The cloud gaming service joins Nvidia GeForce Now, Google Stadia, and Xbox Cloud Gaming, all of which are available in the Samsung Gaming Hub
✅ You’ll need a Bluetooth-enabled controller and a Prime membership to play
🌎 Amazon Luna is still only available in the US
Luna, Amazon’s game streaming service, is coming to Samsung 2022 smart TVs and monitors today, August 3.
The service will become part of the Samsung Gaming Hub and joins other cloud gaming services such as Nvidia GeForce Now, Google Stadia, and Xbox Cloud Gaming.
Amazon Luna lets you play more than 250 games instantaneously from the cloud, and there’s even an official Luna controller. Amazon offers a variety of subscription options, which the company calls “channels,” allowing you to tailor the service to fit your needs.
Amazon Prime members can play a rotating selection of games for free each month, while those who wish to play a wider selection of titles can pay $9.99 per month for Luna+. There’s also a retro channel for $4.99 a month, a Jackbox games channel for $4.99 a month, and Ubisoft+ for $17.99 a month, which includes “all of your favorite and new-release games from Ubisoft.”
Amazon Luna is only available in the US for now, and there’s a 7-day free trial if you’re interested in giving it a spin. Games can be streamed up to 1080p/60fps, and Luna is available on supported PC, Mac, Fire TV, Fire tablet, Chromebook devices, and web apps for iPhone, iPad, and Android phones.
By adding Luna to the Samsung Gaming Hub, the company now has every popular cloud gaming streaming service available on its smart TVs and monitors. Samsung’s director of product management for gaming Mike Lucero said:
“With the addition of Amazon Luna, we now offer over 1,000 games to play instantaneously on Samsung Smart TVs, making Samsung Gaming Hub the number one destination to stream games.”
Samsung recently added Xbox Cloud Gaming to its 2022 smart TVs, giving those who don’t have access to an Xbox Series S or an Xbox Series X a way to play the latest titles directly through their TV. All you need is a Bluetooth-enabled controller and an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription.
Cloud gaming is on the rise
While it’s unlikely to surpass native console or PC gaming, cloud gaming is gaining popularity. Microsoft revealed that Xbox Cloud Gaming’s hourly use had grown 1800% in the past year alone, as more players enjoy the flexibility of playing games across multiple devices.
It remains to be seen which cloud gaming service will come out on top, but there’s plenty of choice for consumers as Microsoft, Google, Amazon, and Nvidia battle it out for market share.
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