Amazon has swapped out the games that Prime members can play for free on its Luna cloud gaming service this month, as it has done each month since March. The free games playable in November are Baseball Stars 2, Freshly Frosted, Tetris Effect: Connected, Thymesia, and YouTubers Life: OMG Edition. These Luna games are playable on most Fire TV models, computers, phones, tablets, and newer Samsung Smart TVs. They work best with the Luna Controler, thanks to its ability to connect directly to Luna’s game servers over wifi for reduced latency, but generic Bluetooth, Xbox, or PlayStation control works as well. If you don’t have a controller to use, you can use your phone as a virtual controller to give the service a try without spending any money.
Amazon has added a new Games Hub to Fire TV devices, which can be accessed by selecting the “Games” tile on the Fire TV search screen. The new hub is heavily focused on Amazon’s Luna cloud gaming service, which is understandable since that’s currently the most popular type of gaming being done on Fire TV devices, but you’ll also find local downloadable games from the Amazon Appstore being highlighted, as well as Twitch streams and game trailers. Read more ›
Google announced this week that it will be shutting down its Stadia cloud gaming service in January. That has left owners of the Stadia controller trying to figure out a way to continue using the WiFi-only Stadia controller wirelessly with other devices once the Stadia service is gone. There are several community efforts underway to hack the Stadia controller and keep it out of landfills, so, if Amazon Luna is ever shut down, hopefully, the same type of effort will spring up to keep the Luna controller functional. Uh… oh wait… Amazon already built Bluetooth into the Luna controller from the beginning, so you just need to hold the Action and B buttons for 3 seconds to put it into pairing mode so it’s discoverable by any Fire TV, Android device, Windows PC, or Mac. However, if you want a lag-free wired connection without Luna, then you’ll need someone to figure out a hack and make drivers for the Luna controller. Uh… oh wait… Amazon already provides Windows drivers for wired connections to the Luna controller via its USB-C port and it already works wired with Macs and Android devices without any drivers. In summary, if Amazon Luna disappears, the Luna controller will remain very functional as a Bluetooth or wired controller for use with Fire TVs, Fire Tablets, Android devices, Windows PCs, and Macs, just as it already is today, because selling a $69 controller that only works with a single service is downright stupid, Google.
Google has announced that it is shutting down its Stadia cloud gaming service, but Amazon’s Luna cloud gaming service seems to still be going strong. As it does each month, Amazon is adding new games to Luna next month for paid subscribers and rotating in six new games that Prime members can play for free. The free games in October for Prime members are Blair Witch, Earthworm Jim 2, Metro Exodus, Monster Truck Championship, SkateBIRD, and Star Wars Pinball. If you’re a paid subscriber to the Luna+ Channel, you’ll see Chicken Police — Paint it RED! and Martha is Dead added in October. Family Channel subscribers are getting Are you Smarter Than a 5th Grader? added, but there aren’t any new games for the Retro Channel, Ubisoft+ Channel, or the Jackbox Games Channel. As always, these Luna games are playable on most Fire TV models, computers, phones, tablets, and newer Samsung Smart TVs. They work best with the Luna Controler, thanks to its ability to connect directly to Luna’s game servers over wifi for reduced latency, but generic Bluetooth, Xbox, or PlayStation control works as well. If you don’t have a controller to use, you can use your phone as a virtual controller to give the service a try without spending any money.
Amazon is continuing its trend of offering Prime members a selection of games to play for free through Luna Cloud Gaming for free each month. However, unlike all past months which offered four games to play for free, there will be six games available during the month of September. The six free games are Earthworm Jim, EVERSPACE, Hot Wheels Unleashed, Riptide GP: Renegade, Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair, and Ys IX: Monstrum Nox. As for those of you paying for a subscription, you’ll be getting some new games in September. Luna+ Channel subscribers will see Endling — Extinction is Forever and Tetris Effect: Connected added to the lineup. Family Channel subscribers are getting Smurfs: Mission Vileaf and Youtubers Life added and Retro Channel subscribers will get Baseball Stars 2 and Metal Slug added. These Luna games are playable on most Fire TV models, computers, phones, tablets, and newer Samsung Smart TVs. They work best with the Luna Controler, thanks to its ability to connect directly to Luna’s game servers over wifi for reduced latency, but any Bluetooth, Xbox, or PlayStation control works as well. You can even use your phone as a virtual controller if you don’t have a physical control yet.
Amazon and Samsung have announced that Amazon Luna cloud gaming is now available directly through the Samsung Gaming Hub on select Samsung Smart TVs. Luna joins other cloud gaming services like Xbox Game Pass, Nvidia GeForce Now, Google Stadia, and Utomik which are already available on Samsung TVs. Unfortunately, access to these cloud gaming services is only available on 2022 Samsung smart TVs and M-series smart monitors. This partnership with Samsung is the first time that Amazon Luna has been made available on a device other than a Fire TV, phone, tablet, or computer. Both the Luna Controller and standard Bluetooth controllers will work to play Luna games on Samsung Smart TVs.
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Amazon has revealed the four new games that will be playable by Prime members completely for free on its Luna cloud gaming service during the month of August. Most notable among them is Control: Ultimate Edition, which is a critically acclaimed triple-A game that is among the best in Luna’s entire catalog. The other free games for August are Myst, the classic adventure puzzle game, Steel Assault, a retro-style action platformer, and Garfield Kart, a racing game starring, you guessed it, Garfield the cat. These Luna games are playable on most Fire TV models, computers, phones, and tablets. They work best with the Luna Controler, thanks to its ability to connect directly to Luna’s game servers over wifi which reduces latency, but any Bluetooth, Xbox, or PlayStation control works as well. You can even use your phone as a virtual controller if you don’t have a physical control yet.
July is here and that means there is a new set of games that Prime members can play for free this month on Amazon Luna cloud gaming. The games are Mega Man 11, Overcooked 2, Skatebird, and the Castlevania Aniversary Collection, which includes eight games from the Castlevania series. To play, just load up the Luna app on a Fire TV device or visit amazon.com/luna on any phone, tablet, or computer. For those of you subscribed to Luna, the Luna+ channel is gaining Hot Wheels Unleashed, the Retro Channel is gaining Earthworm Jim and Earthworm Jim 2, and the Family Channel is gainging Worms Crazy Golf this month.
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Amazon has revealed the free games that Prime members get to play on Amazon Luna next month. For the entire month of June, Prime members can play Far Cry 4, Bloodrayne 2: Terminal Cut, Beach Buggy Racing 2: Hot Wheels Edition, LUMIES REMASTERED, and Moving Out. These games can be played without any kind of sign up or trial. Simply load up the Luna app on your Fire TV or head to the Luna homepage on any PC, Mac, tablet, or phone. For those of you subscribed to a Luna channel, the new games coming in June to channels are Resident Evil 2, Resident Evil 3, and SAMURAI WARRIORS 5 for the Luna+ Channel, Mega Man Legacy Collection for the Retro Channel, and Riptide GP: Renegade for the Family Channel.
Amazon is continuing it’s 3rd month of offering Prime members the ability to play select games for free through the Amazon Luna cloud gaming service. For the entire month of May, Prime members can play the motorcycle racing game Ride 4, the first-person sword slashing game Ghost Runner, the stunt driving game Monstor Truck Championship, and the classic arcade shooter Metal Slug 3. Amazon is also adding a few new games in May for those that are subscribed to the various Luna channels. Luna+ Channel subscribers can now play Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania, Retro Channel subscribers are gaining Capcom Arcade Stadium, and Family Channel can now play Get Packed. Remember, you can now use a smart phone as a virtual controler to play these Luna games if you don’t have a physical gamepad. It’s certainly not ideal, but good enough to at least see how good your connection to the service is before shelling out for something like the Luna Controller.