Amazon Luna cloud gaming arrives on LG TVs and is possibly coming to more Samsung TVs

At the start of the year, it was announced that LG smart TVs would be gaining support for Amazon’s Luna cloud gaming service with a native app. It appears as though that app has finally arrived in the US, Canada, Germany, and the United Kingdom. Amazon’s Luna compatibility page has been updated to indicate that LG smart TV models from 2021, 2022, and 2023 are compatible with Luna. If you don’t have a Bluetooth game controller, like the official Luna Controller, you can give the service a try with the virtual controller in the Luna phone app. On a somewhat related note, Samsung added support for Luna to its 2021 and newer smart TVs a year ago, but now it’s looking like support might also be coming to 2020 models in the near future.

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August brings these 4 new Free Amazon Luna games for Prime members to play

Amazon is continuing its trend of releasing new Luna games for Prime members to play for free each month. For August, those games are Batora: Lost Haven, SteamWorld Quest, The Smurfs: Mission Vileaf, and Ys VII: Lacrimose of Dana. You can also still play Fortnite for free as well. For those of you with a Luna+ subscription, you’ll be seeing ENCODYA added to the list of over 100 available games to play and the games Wonderboy: The Dragon’s Trap and StarWars Pinball are returning to the service.

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These are the 4 new Luna games available for Free for Prime Members to play in July

If you were hoping for something special to be offered from Luna in conjunction with Prime Day this money, that doesn’t appear to be happening, but Amazon is still providing its usual four new games for Prime members to play this month. Those games are Endzone: A World Apart, Mail Mole, Metal Slug, and Hot Wheels: Unleashed. I believe the Hot Wheels game is the only repeat and Endzone was just added to Luna+ a couple of months ago. Fortnite is also still available to play for free. The only new game being added for paid subscribers of Luna+ is Orbital Bullet.

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Prime members get 4 new free games to play on Amazon Luna in June

Amazon Luna cloud gaming recently pulled its Mac and Windows PC app clients down but that shouldn’t stop Prime members from playing the set of four new games available to them for free. For the month of June, if you have a Prime membership you can play Batman: Arkham Knight, Citizen Sleeper, SteamWorld Heist: Ultimate Edition, and Monster Harvest for free through the cloud gaming service. For those of you subscribed to the Luna+ channel, you’ll be seeing Persh and Haven as two new games being added to your subscription sometime in June.

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Amazon Luna drops stand-alone Windows and Mac desktop apps

Amazon has removed the download links to the Luna desktop application for both Mac and Windows PCs from its Luna compatible devices help page. The page used to instruct users to “Install on Windows and Mac systems” with download links for both, but now the page directs all PC users to access the cloud gaming service through a compatible web browser instead. Read more ›

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Fortnite is now playable on Amazon Luna cloud gaming — Free for Prime Members

Fortnite, one of the most popular games in the world, is now available on Amazon Luna cloud gaming in the US, Canada, Germany, and the UK. To play at no additional cost, you need to either be Prime member or be subscribed to the Luna+ channel, which costs $9.99/month and includes just over 100 games. It’s unclear whether Fortnite is only free for Prime members during May, as part of May’s bundle of free games, or if it will be free indefinitely, as I’ve seen reports of both. I’ve reached out to Amazon for clarification and will update this post if I hear back. While there are many Luna compatible devices and controllers, the best way is through a modern Fire TV device and the Luna Controller, which is currently on sale for $49.99. Update: Amazon says Fortnite will be free for Prime members indefinitely.

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Prime members get some great games for free on Amazon Luna in May but not so much for paid subscribers

Prime members get to play a new set of four games for free through Amazon’s Luna cloud gaming service during the month of May. The free games this month are LEGO DC Super-Villains, Resident Evil 2, Overcooked!, and Time on Frog Island. If you’re a subscriber to the Luna+ channel, new games this month are a bit disappointing. Tormented Souls is the only triple-A developed game being added. The others are retro games which include Breakthru, Express Raider, Super Real Darwin, and Wizard Fire. Those are all Retro Classix games which are usually sold in collection bundles.

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Amazon’s GM of Luna cloud gaming leaves to join Netlfix Gaming

The General Manager of Amazon Luna, George Tsipolitis, has left Amazon after nine years with the company. According to his recently updated LinkedIn profile, he is joining Netflix as its Senior Director of Engineering for Gaming. While Amazon just launched Luna in more countries a couple of weeks ago and insists it’s still fully behind the cloud gaming service, the recent layoffs that heavily affected the Luna team, the recent loss of many games, and now the loss of the service’s GM has to make you wonder if the service will be around much longer. Read more ›

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Here are the Free Amazon Luna games for Prime members this month

Amazon has refreshed the list of free games that Prime members can play on its Luna cloud gaming service. For the month of April, those with a Prime subscription can play Yakuza Kiwami 2, Horizon Chase Turbo, The Adventure Pals, and The Jackbox Games Party Pack 3. You just need a compatible device, like a Fire TV, phone, tablet, or computer to start streaming these games for free. Of course, having a gamepad like the Luna controller, which is currently on sale for $49.99, will make for the best gaming experience, but you can also use your phone as a controller. New games being added to Luna for paid subscribers of the Luna+ channel include Batman™: Arkham Knight, LEGO DC Super-Villains, Batora: Lost Haven, Endzone: A World Apart, and Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning.

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Amazon Luna cloud gaming launches in the UK, Germany, and Canada

Amazon is expanding access to its Luna cloud gaming service beyond the US for the first time. Customers in the UK, Germany, and Canada can now try the service’s 7-day free trial and sign up for a subscription. In the UK, a subscription to the Luna+ channel, which gives you access to just over 100 games, will set you back £8.99/month. In Germany the price is €9.99/month and in Canada it is $12.99/month. You can also now buy the Luna Controller for £59.99 in the UK, €69.99 in Germany, and $89.99 in Canada. Prime members in all three countries also get free access to several games which change each month. This month the games are The Legend of Heroes: Trails from Zero, Get Packed: Couch Chaos, Mega Man 11, and Sail Forth.

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