Worry about gaming hardware not coping with the video games you want to play? Fret not because, cloud gaming is the answer. And the latest to announce its foray into the cloud gaming service market is Amazon with Luna.
Luna is Amazon’s answer to Google Stadia, Microsoft xCloud and to some extend, Samsung PlayGalaxy Link. It is exactly what you imagine it to be. A platform where you can stream high-quality games on the device of your choice and without worrying about hardware specifications.
Perks include no lengthy downloads or updates, plus you will enjoy the benefit of playing on one screen and picking up on another. At launch, Amazon Luna will be available to Fire TV, PC, and Mac, and on web apps for iPhone and iPad, with Android to join the bandwagon soon.
For the purpose of playing on Fire TV on your big, flat screen TV, and perhaps on PC and Mac, Amazon has developed a low-latency, Alexa-enabled Luna controller. Of course, you can use it with your mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets too.
Like Google Stadia, Luna controller actually connects directly to the cloud, not to the devices via whatever wireless means. But if you choose to use other Bluetooth controllers, you can too, but you won’t be able to enjoy the low-latency gaming experience promised by Amazon Luna and also forgo Alexa because, that’s built into the Luna controller.
As far as gaming goes, Amazon Luna Cloud Gaming Service promised up to 4K 60 fps, provided that you has fast internet connection. You can learn more about Amazon Luna Cloud Gaming Service over at the product page, as well as request for early access. Do note that early access is only for customers in the U.S.