Cloud gaming service Amazon Luna didn’t really impress when it debuted in Early Access last October. But the company is still scaling tested.
The service provides access to immersive, high-quality game play across supported PCs, Macs, Fire TV, iOS phones, tablets, and Android phones.
And the service brings its limited list of games to Chromebooks and Amazon Fire tablets. And it unlocks some new ways to try out the service without paying its $6 or $15 monthly fee.
Technically, the service is still early access, and most people will have to request access to play in the US.
But Amazon has expanded its instant approval of subscriptions to its Fire tablets, in the same way it has expanded it to Fire TV devices.
The company announced the new Fire TV Stick 4K Max. Which comes with a special automatic low latency setting for Amazon Luna which may help with performance. And you can buy it with the Luna controller for $99.
But even if you don’t have an Amazon device, the company makes trying out Luna easier. And there’s the Luna Couch mode that lets you accept an invite code from a friend to play local multiplayer games even if you’re not a subscriber.
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Amazon Luna comes to Chromebooks and Fire tablets
Until September 15, the company allows anyone with a major account in the US to play Resident Evil 7, Metro Exodus, Katamari Damacy Reroll, Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom for free. And that without the need for a Luna account.
The service channels combine unique collections of games and unlimited hours of HD on one or more supported devices simultaneously. Which provides a simple way to discover your next favorite game.
And if the $6 per month bundle for Luna Plus Channel — the main channel curated with over 95 games of each genre — is overkill. There is a new $2.99 per month Family Channel option that you can subscribe to instead.
Customers can play Family Channel games. Many of which include local co-op play in HD on up to two devices simultaneously.
The company describes it as a curated collection of games suitable for players of all ages with 35 games.
The Ubisoft Plus channel now offers unlimited access to 30 popular new Ubisoft games. You should also know that the channel price will rise on September 30th to $17.99 per month.
Customers who subscribe to the Ubisoft Plus channel by September 29th can maintain the current trial price. which is $14.99 per month unless the customer cancels or changes the subscription.
The service is adding a new channel focusing on old games. The channel features classic arcade-style games from publishers like Atari, SNK, and more. Channel subscribers can play classic games in HD.
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