A new game streaming service called Amazon Luna helps users to stream games wirelessly across multiple devices without even downloading any games. It’s powered by Amazon’s AWS computing platform.
Cloud gaming is a new type of online gaming that helps users to play games on remote servers and stream them on their devices. Using cloud gaming, you do not need heavy graphics systems or specifications to play games. The advantage of Luna is you do not need to download games and install them. You can simply browse games and paly it.
The other benefit is it has inbuilt Alexa so now you do not need to search games. Just ask Alexa to launch it for you and play it without wasting any time. Also, Luna can introduce Full HD 4k experience to some games at 60fps. But I am not sure that this will be available during the test period.
Amazon Luna is similar to Amazon Prime video subscriptions. In this subscription-based service, you can subscribe to various channels. You just need to pay monthly subscription fees to access Amazon Luna and stream your favorite game.
Unlike other streaming platforms, you don’t have to buy individual games. The monthly subscription costs could increase if you subscribe to more channels because every channel has its price.
From this Amazon Luna service, you can play games on a different range of devices from Mac, PC, IPads, and Fire TV too. Also, you can play 2 different games simultaneously on the same account. There are a lot more interesting things that we still don’t know but Amazon will reveal it soon I guess.
Amazon Luna will be available to the US only for a testing period and after that, it will be available elsewhere in the world. If you are in the US and want to try Amazon Luna could gaming then you can apply for early access from Amazon Luna home page.
Register For Amazon Luna
- First things first, go to the Amazon Luna home page and click on the Request early access button.
- You will need to sign in to your Amazon account.
- You will be asked a series of questions like a dedicated survey, questions include your which streaming device you own, your internet speed, types of games you play, and more.
- Once done with the questions, click on the Request early access at the bottom and you are done.
- Once applying it is not necessary that you will get the access, so do not get upset you will be able to use Amazon Luna sooner or later.
- Amazon is trying to reach a limited amount of users for the test period so if you get selected you will be informed via email by Amazon.
The New Luna Controller
This new controller helps you to directly connect to the cloud to play games and it has built-in Alexa on it. We do not know much about this controller yet but it will soon be revealed.
You can simply but the controller to play games you like. The current price stated is $49.99, however, you can also use your regular controller. It is not necessary to buy a Luna controller to play in Amazon Luna you can even use your Xbox one controller or Sony DualShock4 controller, too.
Games list on Amazon Luna
There are a lot of games that will be available at early access. Some famous games on the list are- Resident Evil 7, Yooka-Laylee, The Surge, indivisible, Far Cry 6, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, and many more.
To get the full list of games you can simply go to the below link and check all the games.
Amazon Luna Subscription
Luna has different subscriptions price for different channels that will be calculated monthly. For every channel, there will be different fees but on the early access, there will be no charges I guess.
For now, we know that the Luna service is available at an introductory price of $5.99 a month in the Us only. Sooner or later you will get to know about the charges in your country if you are not from the US.