Sean Buckley

Amazon Luna arrives on the latest Samsung Smart TVs

Earlier this year, the Samsung Gaming Hub brought Xbox Game Pass, NVIDIA GeForce Now, Google Stadia and other gaming services to Samsung’s smart TVs and smart displays, and promised to add new services like Amazon Luna “soon.” It soon turned out that the day was this: Amazon’s cloud gaming service is now available on 2022 Samsung Smart TVs.

Samsung says that with Luna, Game Center now has more than 1,000 games available to play. Most of these games will require an additional subscription fee, although if you’re an Amazon Prime subscriber, you already have access to a small library of games. Too small. Now Prime users can play four games (Steel Assault, MYST, Control: Ultimate Edition And the Garfield Kart: Furious Racing) included in their subscription.

The selection of free games with Prime changes every month, but users can subscribe to additional channels to expand their library. Luna Plus, for example, includes games like Yakuza: Like a dragon, Mega Man 11Ghostrunner And the Seventh Resident Evil. Luna’s Retro channel contains a collection of classic games, from centipede to me Street Fighter II. Users can also subscribe to channels that offer Ubisoft and Jackbox game bundles, all priced between $4.99 and $17.99 per month. If you subscribe, your games won’t be locked to your TV: Luna games are playable on PCs, Macs, tablets and smartphones.

However, how well all of these games work depends on your connection speed. Amazon Luna and Xbox Game Pass both recommend minimum internet speeds of 10Mbps to 20Mbps on a 5GHz WiFi connection — and of course, you’ll also need the aforementioned 2022 Samsung Smart TV and Bluetooth gamepad. If you have it all, Luna’s Free with Prime Games is a great way to experience game streaming on your TV.

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