Amazon Luna now supports using your Phone as a Virtual Controller on all platforms including Fire TV

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 ›

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Fire TVs can now stream Luna cloud gaming to Twitch using your phone as a webcam and mic

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.

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Prime members can now play select Amazon Luna cloud games for Free

Amazon Luna, the cloud gaming service that can be played through Fire TVs, phones, computers, tablets, and other devices, is having a big day of new announcements and one of those announcements is the addition of a new Prime Gaming Channel to Luna which allows Prime members the ability to play a selection of games completely for free. Each month, new free games will be rotated in starting with 4 games today and a fifth game being made available in about a week. There’s nothing to sign up for. Just launch the Luna app or head to the Luna site through a browser and start playing. You don’t even need a physical game controller thanks to a new virtual controller options. Read more ›

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Ubisoft+ subscription on Amazon Luna increases in price starting tomorrow

If you took advantage of the $1 Ubisoft+ subscription offer for Amazon Luna last month, here’s a quick reminder that your subscription price will go up to $14.99/month tomorrow. If you want to cancel your subscription before the price increases, you can easily do so on this page. Also, as a reminder, the price for Ubisoft+ will increase from $14.99/month to $17.99/month for new subscribers starting tomorrow. Existing subscribers and new subscribers that sign up today will be grandfathered in at the $14.99/month price until they choose to cancel their subscription.

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Amazon Luna cloud gaming adds new Games, Channels, and Features

I’ve already covered that Amazon’s Luna cloud gaming service is now available on Fire tablets and Chromebooks, and that Prime members can play 4 games for free for a limited time, but there is a lot more Luna news that has just been announced. Here’s a summary of all the changes announced for Amazon Luna this week, including new games for existing channels, entirely new channels, and a new feature that lets your friends and family play for free. Read more ›

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Amazon Luna cloud gaming is now available on Chromebooks, Fire 7, HD 8, and HD 10 tablets — No Controller Needed

Amazon has expanded the availability of its Luna cloud gaming service to Fire tablets and Chromebooks. Just like with Fire TV devices, playing on a Fire tablet does not require an invitation first. When playing on a Fire tablet, you actually don’t need a controller since Amazon has created touch controls. Obviously, having a gamepad like the Luna Controller will be a much better experience, but touch controls might be fine for simple games. At the very least, they’re a good way to try the service without first committing to buy anything. All Fire 7, HD 8, and HD 10 tablets from 2018 and newer are compatible, which means 8th-gen or newer models. You can check a Fire tablet’s generation by going to Settings > Device Options and looking under the “Device Model” or “About Fire Tablet” section. The full list of compatible Luna devices and browsers can be found here. In conjunction with Luna’s expansion to Fire tablets, Amazon is offering a Fire HD 8 + Luna Controller bundle for $115.98, which saves you $44, and a Fire HD 10 + Luna Controller bundle for $155.98, which saves you $64.

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These are the Free Prime Member Games and New Amazon Lune Games for September

If you’re a Prime member and play PC games, head on over to Prime Gaming to claim this months batch of free games. Up for grabs is Knockout City, which is normally free-to-play until level 25 but claiming the game allows you to play all levels for free. Also available for free are Tools Up!, Sam and Max Hit the Road, Puzzle Agent, Candleman, Unmemory, and Secret Files 2. If you’re subscribed to the Luna+ channel through Amazon Luna cloud gaming, a few new games will be made available in September. Those games include Dice Legacy, Enter the Gungeon, and Olija. The games Hokko Life and Open Country, which were originally supposed to arrive last month, are now slated to arrive in September as well.

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Ubisoft+ subscription for Amazon Luna cloud gaming is only $1 — Normally $14.99

The Ubisoft+ subscription for Amazon Luna is currently only $1 for the 1st month. This subscription, which normally costs $14.99, gives you access to play 31 Ubisoft games through Amazon’s Luna cloud gaming service. Included are numerous Assassin’s Creed games, Far Cry games, both Watch Dogs 1 and 2, Tom Clancy Ghost Recon games, and more. Of course, the real reason you would want this subscription is undoubtedly to play Monopoly Plus and Uno: Ultimate Edition. This deal ends tomorrow, Aug 31, so act fast. You do not need a Luna+ subscription or a Luna controller to play these Ubisoft games. Just pay the dollar, install the Luna app on your Fire TV, pair a Bluetooth, Xbox, or PlayStation controller, and play these games for a month.

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Amazon Luna cloud gaming gains DIRT 5, Saints Row The Third, and Valkyria Chronicles 4 in July

Amazon has announced that DIRT 5, Saints Row The Third: Remastered, and Valkyria Chronicles 4: Complete Edition will be coming to its Luna cloud gaming service in July. These titles will be included at no extra charge with the Luna+ channel subscription, which costs $5.99 per month. The addition of these 3 games brings the total number of games included with Luna+ to 90. Valkyria Chronicles 4 will be added on July 8, DIRT 5 will be added on July 15, and Saints Row The Third does not have an exact release date yet. As a reminder, Fire TV owners no longer need an invite to try Luna free for 7 days. Read on for the full list of 90 games included with a Luna+ subscription. Read more ›

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Amazon Luna will not require an invitation during Prime Day

Amazon will be allowing “priority access” to Luna, its cloud gaming service, during Prime Day, June 21-22. This probably doesn’t mean much to the vast majority of you reding this, since Amazon has already removed the need for an invitation if you own a Fire TV. However, if you have been wanting to give Luna gaming a try, the standard 7-day free trial will be open to all Prime members later this month.

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