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 Controller, 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 Controller, 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 controller 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.
As promised last month, Amazon is adding new games that Prime members can play for free on its Luna cloud gaming service during the month of April. Starting tomorrow, Prime members will be able to play the games Mortal Shell: Enhanced Edition and Amnesia: Rebirth for free, which normally require a subscrition to the Luna+ Channel. Also playable for free are the games King of Fighters ’98, which is part of the Retro Channel, and Tracks, which is part of the Family Channel. All four games can be played without any subscription fees during April, as long as you are a Prime member. For those of you who do have a subsctiption to the Luna+ Channel, the games Lost Judgment, Okami HD, and Sonic Colors are being added some time in April.
Amazon first launched its Luna cloud gaming service in October 2020 with an invite-only program. The service then became available to all Fire TV owners without needing an invite a few months later. There are have been other ways to use the service without an invite since, but now Amazon is dropping all invite requirements for Amazon Luna in the US. If you haven’t tried the service yet, there has never been a better time since Prime members can now play a selection of games completely for free without needing to sign up for a free trial. If you don’t have a game controller, you can also now use a virtual controller through your phone before shelling out for a physical controller, like the Luna controller, which is currently on sale for $49.99. Amazon Luna games can be played through Fire TVs, Fire tablets, Windows PCs, Chromebooks, Macs, iPhones, iPads, and Android phones.
Amazon has dropped a lot of hurdles for trying Amazon Luna, its cloud gaming service, today. If you’re a Prime member, you can now play a selection of games for free without needing to sign up for a free trial. Additionally, all US residents can now use the service without needing an invitation. While those two are great, the biggest hurdle being removed is the need for a physical game controller because it is now possible to use your phone as a virtual controller. While it is certainly not ideal, it at least allows many to try the service without needing to buy any additional hardware, like the Luna Controller. Read more ›
One of the new features announced today for Amazon Luna is the ability to stream your gaming sessions live to Twitch. The new live broadcasting capability is available on PCs and Macs, but also on Fire TVs as well. When playing Luna on a Fire TV, you’ll be shown a QR code to scan with your phone that allows you to set up the Twitch screen. Once set up, you’ll have the option to use your phone as a webcam and mic to overlay on top of your gameplay stream.