Amazon Launches Luna Cloud Gaming Service in America

/ 4 months ago
Amazon Launches Luna Cloud Gaming Service in America

Amazon‘s Luna cloud gaming service is now available for all customers in the mainland United States! While that does nothing for me here in the UK, it’s clear that they’re pushing ahead with the service. No doubt, if all goes well, we’ll see other markets rolling in later this year. The game service is the latest cloud platform and will compete with the likes of Xbox Cloud Gaming and GeForce Now.

Luna Cloud Gaming

The new Prime Gaming Channel brings Amazon Prime customers a unique offer to try a rotating selection of free games on Luna. You can get games by subscribing to the Retro Channel and Jackbox Games Channel. New Luna features include Live Broadcasting to Twitch and the Luna Phone Controller, which is available in the Luna Controller app for iPhone and Android phones.

Supported Devices

Fire TV, Fire tablets, Windows PCs, Chromebook, Macs, iPhones, iPads, and Android phones. Basically damn near anything that runs a modern mobile OS or has a browser will work just fine!

New Gaming Channels on Luna

  • Prime Gaming Channel: Amazon Prime members can now play a rotating selection of games for free on Luna through a dedicated channel. For the month of March, Prime members can play Devil May Cry 5; Observer: System Redux; PHOGS!; Flashback; and, from 3/8-3/14, Immortals Fenyx Rising.
  • Retro Channel: The Retro Channel features beloved classic games from publishers like Capcom and SNK, so subscribers can relive fan favorites like Street Fighter II’ – Hyper Fighting -, Metal Slug 3, Castlevania Anniversary Collection, and more for $4.99 per month.
  • Jackbox Games Channel: Family game night has never been more fun with Luna and Jackbox Games. The Jackbox Games Channel on Luna is the only place you can play all eight Party Packs from Jackbox Games with one subscription. Play popular hits including Quiplash, YOU DON’T KNOW JACK, Drawful, and Trivia Murder Party. These titles support Luna Couch, a cloud-first feature that lets you invite others to join a multiplayer gameplay session instantly, even if they don’t have a Luna subscription. The Jackbox Games Channel is available for $4.99 per month.

More Gaming!

There are even more games available through other gaming channel subscriptions. Luna+ offers more than 100 titles with fan favourites like Devil May Cry 5, Ghostrunner, Team Sonic Racing, and Yakuza: Like a Dragon; while the Ubisoft+ Channel provides access to Ubisoft’s popular new releases, such as Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, Far Cry 6, and Immortals Fenyx Rising.

The Family Channel comes with a curated selection of fun titles for all ages to play, including Monster Truck Championship, Heave Ho, and Sponge Bob Squarepants: Battle for Bikini Bottom.

New Features on Luna

Live Broadcasting to Twitch: With the latest Luna update on PC, Mac, and Fire TV, a new broadcast button lets you stream gameplay live with a camera feed overlaid on-screen. With Fire TV devices, simply use a QR code to connect your phone as a webcam and mic.

Luna Phone Controller: Users can now try Luna on Fire TV using just an iPhone or Android phone as the controller through the Luna Controller app, available as a free download in the iOS and Android app stores. The on-screen controller is an option for new or casual gamers without a controller who want to check out side-scrollers, turn-based RPGs, trivia titles, and more.

Pricing and Availability

Starting today, Luna is available to everyone in the mainland United States on compatible devices, including Fire TV, Fire tablets, Windows PCs, Chromebook, Macs, iPhones, iPads, and Android phones. To start playing, download the Luna Controller app, use a compatible controller, or purchase the Luna Controller. Luna Controller was built for cloud gaming and features Cloud Direct technology and a multiple-antenna design that prioritizes uninterrupted wifi for lower latency gaming.

On April 1, starting a new subscription for Luna+ will cost $9.99 per month and Family Channel will cost $5.99 per month. Existing early access customers, and customers who sign up for Luna+ or Family Channel by March 31, 2022, can lock in the founder’s pricing and keep Luna+ at $5.99 per month and Family Channel $2.99 per month, so long as they maintain their subscriptions in good standing.

The Retro Channel is available for $4.99 per month, the Jackbox Games Channel for $4.99 per month, and the Ubisoft+ Channel for $17.99 per month.

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