Samsung gaming hub with access to Xbox, Stadia and GeForce now debuts on company’s 2022 smart TVs
Samsung Gaming Hub has debuted for all 2022 Samsung smart TVs and monitors to give users quick access to Nvidia’s GeForce Now, Google Stadia, Utomik, and the Xbox app. The new offering, which was announced at CES 2022 in January, functions as an all-in-one streaming game discovery platform to allow gamers to access multiple cloud services from a single screen. The Gaming Hub will display HDMI connected video game consoles and supports popular Bluetooth headsets and controllers.
The Gaming Hub is deployed on Samsung smart TV models, including the 2022 Neo QLED 8K, Neo QLED 4K, QLED and 2022 Smart Monitor series. It will allow users to access Nvidia’s GeForce Now, Google Stadia, Utomik, and the Xbox app. Samsung will also include support for Amazon Luna in the future.
Although a list of smart TVs provide access to cloud services including GeForce Now and Stadia, Samsung is trying to grab the attention of some gamers by introducing Microsoft’s Xbox TV app. This was long overdue and was promised in November 2020.
The app gives access to Xbox Cloud Gaming and lets you stream Fortnite for free. However, you’ll need to subscribe to an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate to get over a hundred games to play on the TV.
In addition to providing access to all popular cloud gaming services, the Samsung Gaming Hub displays curated recommendations to users based on the “latest and most popular games” available to play.
The Gaming Hub also integrates music and streaming services to allow you to connect to platforms such as Spotify, Twitch and YouTube directly from the experience menu. Additionally, users can access the latest gaming news, watch tutorials, listen to music and podcasts, and view trailers directly from the hub.
Samsung is initially rolling out Gaming Hub in the US, UK, Canada, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, South Korea, and Brazil. It is unclear when it will be available on eligible Samsung TV and monitor models in India.
Gadgets 360 has reached out to Samsung for comment on the Gaming Hub’s Indian rollout in India and will update this article when the company responds.
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