Amazon launches Cloud Gaming Service Luna in the US.
March 1, 2022 – Luna makes cloud gaming simple with six gaming channels with games for everyone, as well as additional features and a special deal for Prime members.
Luna, Amazon’s cloud gaming service that allows consumers to play games on their own devices, is now accessible in the United States’ mainland. Luna is available on Fire TV, Fire tablets, Windows PCs, Chromebooks, Macs, iPhones, Android phones, and iPads, as well as Windows PCs, Chromebooks, Macs, iPhones, Android phones, and iPads. Luna now has a larger selection of games, features, and gaming channels.
Luna has a variety of gaming channels with titles for various sorts of gamers, allowing consumers to choose the subscriptions that best suit their needs. Luna, which is powered by Amazon Web Services (AWS), makes it simple to broadcast high-quality, immersive games without the need for lengthy downloads or updates, expensive gear, or intricate setups.
Prime members may enjoy a rotating selection of free games through the new Prime Gaming Channel on Luna as part of a special offer. On Luna, there are six game channels and hundreds of titles to choose from, so there is something for everyone.
- (New) Prime Gaming Channel: Amazon Prime members can try a rotating selection of games on Luna for free through a dedicated channel. In March, Prime members can play Devil May Cry 5, Observer: System Redux, PHOGS!, Flashback, and—from March 8-14—Immortals Fenyx Rising.
- (New) Retro Channel: Beloved classic games from publishers like Capcom and SNK, including fan favorites like Street Fighter II’ – Hyper Fighting –, Metal Slug 3, and Castlevania Anniversary Collection.
- (New) Jackbox Games Channel: 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 like Quiplash, YOU DON’T KNOW JACK, Drawful, and Trivia Murder Party.
- The Luna+ Channel includes more than 100 games for every type of gamer—including favorites like Mega Man 11, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, Control, SMITE, DIRT 5, and Sonic Mania Plus.
- The Family Channel offers a carefully curated collection of more than 35 games that are appropriate and approachable for the whole family, including SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated, Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion, Garfield Kart – Furious Racing, SkateBIRD, Space Otter Charlie, and Overcooked!.
- The Ubisoft+ Channel includes unlimited access to more than 35 of Ubisoft’s popular new games, including Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, Far Cry 6, Immortals Fenyx Rising, Riders Republic, Watch Dogs: Legion, and Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, alongside franchise favorites like Ghost Recon and The Division. The Ubisoft+ Channel also offers day-and-date releases like Rainbow Six Extraction.
Luna makes cloud gaming easier and more accessible, with features that allow friends, family, and Twitch communities to connect. Below are some ways to share your gaming experience:
- Luna Couch:Play local cooperative and multiplayer games like Team Sonic Racing and Overcooked! 2, or popular Jackbox gamessuch as Quiplash, YOU DON’T KNOW JACK, Drawful, and Trivia Murder Party, without needing to physically be together. You can invite friends to Luna Couch and play any of the local multiplayer games from Luna Channels—they don’t need to be a Luna subscriber to join the fun. Hosting a Luna Couch session is easy; just start a Luna Couch session, create a session code, share with other players, and play.
- Live Broadcasting to Twitch: Now anyone can be a Twitch broadcaster on Luna. With the latest Luna update on PC, Mac, and Fire TV devices, a new broadcast button lets you stream gameplay live with a camera feed overlaid on-screen, providing a simple way to broadcast to friends or the Twitch community. With Fire TV devices, simply scan a QR code to connect your phone as a webcam and mic.
- Luna Phone Controller: Users can try Luna on Fire TV using an iPhone or Android phone as the controller through the Luna Controller app—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.
For the Luna+ Channel and the Family Channel, Amazon is offering founder’s price until March to commemorate the Luna launch. Luna+ will cost $5.99 a month, while the Family Channel will cost $2.99. Luna+ subscribers will cost $9.99 per month beginning April 1, while the Family Channel will cost $5.99 per month. Retro and Jackbox channels each cost $4.99 per month, while Ubisoft+ costs $17.99 per month.