Amazon has announced that Amazon Luna, the cloud gaming service that launched late last year, is now available to Fire TV owners without needing an invitation. While the service is still only available to the general public by requesting an early access invitation, this change today allows Fire TV owners to bypass the invitation requirement.
To use Luna without an invitation on a Fire TV, just download and launch the Luna app for Fire TV. You will be given a 7-day free trial to the Luna+ channel, which grants you access to 71 games and will renew at $5.99 per month after the trial period. There are still only two Luna channels, which are essentially bundles of games that you are given access to play, with the other being the Ubisoft+ channel that has 24 games for $14.99 per month. Both of those channel prices are expected to increase once Luna is out of early access.
Luna is currently compatible with the Fire TV Stick Lite, Fire TV Stick (2nd & 3rd-gen), Fire TV Cube (1st & 2nd-gen), Fire TV Stick 4K, 3rd-gen Fire TV Pendant, and Fire TV Edition televisions made by Toshiba and Insignia. If you’re not sure which Fire TV model you have, you can quickly find out by installing my free Informer app or by following this guide to identify the physical hardware characteristics of each model.
To use Amazon Luna on a Fire TV, you will need a game controller. A PlayStation, Xbox, or other Bluetooth controllers will work, but Amazon has also announced that, starting today, anyone can buy the Luna Controller without needing an invitation. The controller is $69.99, but you can save $20 by entering promocode 20OFFLUNA21 at checkout. While the Luna Controller can connect to your Fire TV via Bluetooth like any other controller, it also has the ability to bypass your Fire TV by connecting directly to Amazon’s Luna servers over Wifi. Connecting directly via Wifi will reduce input latency by 17 to 30 milliseconds and provide the best Luna gaming experience.