Amazon Luna, game streaming service is released for selected customers
Amazon yesterday began early access to the new Amazon Luna game streaming service on a variety of platforms, including iOS and Apple’s Mac.
Announced in September, Luna is a cloud-based gaming service that seeks to compete with companies like Microsoft xCloud and Google Stadia. After receiving “hundreds of thousands” of requests to participate in an early access launch, Amazon yesterday launched the service for a “small set” of customers in the United States.
The company plans to send additional invitations as it slowly develops the platform in the coming months. “We are just getting started and we need streamers and players of all kinds – basic, casual and novice players – to provide feedback,” says Amazon. “We want to hear what customers like, what they don’t like, and what they want us to build.”
Guests to the program gain access to the multiplatform service, available on Fire Stick TV, PC, Mac, and as web applications for iOS and iPadOS, Luna + Game Channel, and a dedicated Bluetooth controller.
Amazon Luna – Prices
Customers have to pay $ 49.99 for the Luna controller, while Luna + will cost $ 5.99 during the initial access period and at launch includes access to 50 games. A Ubisoft channel offering the latest studio games is listed soon.
Amazon is one of the first companies in the cloud gaming industry to make its game streaming service, Luna, available on iOS that came only after Apple eased restrictions on streaming game products last month.
Since direct streaming games are not yet allowed on the App Store, Amazon circumvents the ban by sending application data through a web browser. Players interested in receiving an invitation can request access through Amazon. Remembering that initially, the service is only available in the USA.
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