Amazon Luna | A New Cloud Gaming Service

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Amazon’s new cloud gaming service, called Amazon Luna, is set to take on established players in the streaming space like Google Stadia, Nvidia GeForce Now, Microsoft’s xCloud and Sony’s PlayStation Now – other services that also let you play games straight from cloud servers without the need to download them first.

While it would be fair to say cloud gaming hasn’t hit the mainstream market yet – mostly due to the need for a fairly fast internet connection and the varying business models available – Amazon’s entry into game streaming shows that there’s certainly interest from consumers.

But what does Amazon Luna offer that separates it from the competition, and how does it work exactly? There’s a lot to unpack, but here’s everything you need to know about Amazon Luna.

What is it? A cloud gaming service from Amazon.

Amazon Luna release date: TBC. Users in the US can request early access to the service when it launches for a small number of subscribers in October, 2020.

What can I play on it? Amazon Luna will launch with more than 50 games, including Remedy Entertainment’s Control, Resident Evil 7 and Metro Exodus.

Can I play on multiple devices? Yes, you can stream titles to PC, Mac and iOS (via the web).

How much does Amazon Luna cost? Amazon Luna is launching with an introductory price of $5.99 per month, however, the price of individual channels varies.

Does it have a controller? Yes. The Amazon Luna has a unique controller that’s sold separately for $49.99. It connects directly to the service to reduce latency and is Alexa-enabled.

Do I need Amazon Prime? No. Amazon Luna is a separate subscription from Amazon Prime.

What internet speed do I need for Luna? Amazon recommends a minimum internet connection speed of 10Mbps for 1080p and 35Mbps for 4K.

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