Amazon Luna officially launched in the US with free games for Prime members and new features
Amazon Luna, Amazon’s cloud gaming service, has officially launched in the United States. Luna, which was originally unveiled in 2020 in early access, now allows users to play games on Fire TV, Fire tablets, Windows PC, Chromebook, Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Android phones. Amazon also added three new channels on Luna. Luna’s Prime Gaming Channel offers Amazon Prime members a selection of free games to play. Additionally, there is also a retro channel with classic games and a Jackbox games channel. Additionally, Amazon announced an integration between Luna and Twitch to allow live streaming of gameplay directly from the cloud gaming platform.
Amazon on Tuesday announced the official launch of Amazon Luna in the United States. Along with the wider launch, Amazon also announced the addition of new channels – Prime Gaming Channel, Retro Channel, and Jackbox Games Channel.
Prime Gaming Channel gives Amazon Prime members access to a rotating selection of games for free on Luna each month. In March, Prime members will get access to titles like Devil May Cry 5, Observer: System Redux, PHOGS! and Flashback. Immortals Fenyx Rising will be available for free from March 8-14.
In the Retro Channel, classic games like Street Fighter II—Hyper Fighting, Metal Slug 3, and Castlevania Anniversary Collection will be available. Additionally, the Jackbox Games Channel will allow players to play eight Jackbox Games Party Packs with a single subscription. Quiplash, You Don’t Know Jack, Drawful and Trivia Murder Party are the popular titles available. These titles support the Luna Couch feature, which lets you instantly invite others to join a multiplayer gaming session, even if they don’t have a Luna subscription. Retro Channel and Jackbox Games Channel subscriptions cost $4.99 (around Rs 370) per month.
Along with the new channels, Amazon Luna also gets new features. There’s a new broadcast button to stream games to Twitch while playing on Windows, macOS, or Fire TV. The new broadcast button lets you stream gameplay live with a camera feed overlaid on the screen. On Fire TV, players can scan a QR code to connect their phone to use as a webcam and mic through the Luna app. Additionally, on Fire TV, Luna subscribers can use their iPhone or Android phone as a controller through the Luna Controller app.
Currently, the main Luna+ channel costs $5.99 (around Rs. 450) per month and the Luna Family channel costs $2.99 (around Rs. 220) per month. From April, the main Luna Plus channel will cost $9.99 (approximately 750 rupees) per month and Family Channel will cost $5.99 (approximately 450 rupees) per month. Users can continue to take advantage of existing pricing by subscribing before March 31. Current beta pricing will also be locked in for early adopters. Amazon also offers the Ubisoft+ channel for $17.99 (about Rs.1,300) per month.
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