Amazon makes game streaming service Luna officially available in the US

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Amazon will officially make its game streaming service Luna available in the United States on Tuesday. According to Amazon, the service has more than 100 games from day one. It is not yet known when the service will be made available outside the US.

After a year and a half early access, Amazon is making its game streaming service available to everyone in the US. The cost of the service varies depending on which game channels you subscribe to. There is a Luna+ channel for 10 dollars a month, but also a family channel for 6 dollars a month. Until April 1, 2022, a subscription to these channels can still be taken at the reduced early access rate.

Ubisoft also offers its games through Luna. A subscription to the Ubisoft+ channel costs $18 per month. For that you can stream about thirty-five Ubisoft games via the service. Ubisoft also previously partnered with Google to make its games available on Stadia. Luna also has two smaller channels: the Retro channel and the Jackbox Games channel. Both cost $5 a month.

Luna is supported on the Fire TV, Fire tablets, and iPads and iPhones with the Safari web browser for iOS14. Luna also supports a select number of Android devices, for which Amazon has prepared a list of supported models. You can also play on PC or Mac, by installing a Luna client or via the Chrome web browser. For a stable stream, Amazon recommends connecting the device on which you want to stream to the internet via an Ethernet cable. In any case, you need a connection of 10Mbps to be able to stream properly.

Luna controller and Twitch integration

Amazon also announced its own controller in 2020, especially for Luna. The service also supports other controllers via Bluetooth and USB connection. You can also play games with mouse and keyboard controls. If that doesn’t work, there is also a special Luna controller app, with which you can use your smartphone as a controller.

Not only can you stream games to a television or other device via Luna, you can also broadcast your gameplay to Twitch. Streamers can use their smartphone as a webcam and microphone for their stream. Twitch was acquired by Amazon in 2014 and the integration with Luna was therefore obvious.

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