Amazon has announced to introduce Luna on Android devices. Luna is a cloud gaming service by the American multinational. The company said that Luna is now available on select Pixel, Samsung, and OnePlus. Users will require downloading Luna app from the Play Store. It said that Android users can also access Luna through the Chrome web browser. After launching the web app, users will have to sign in to start playing. Amazon said that Luna is, however, only available by invitation. It has asked interested users to sign up on the company’s website for early access. Amazon said that it has plans to add support for Luna on more devices.
Luna was launched in October 2020. It was made available on Windows PC and Fire TV. It is also available to Apple users via Mac, iPhone, and iPad. Amazon didn’t add support for Android users. According to Amazon’s version, users do not need gaming consoles or gaming PCs to play games. Users can stream games directly from the cloud. Users only require having a high-speed internet connection. Luna was launched with nearly 100 games. Its monthly subscription is USD 5.99. It runs on Amazon Web Services. Luna is, however, available to subscribers in the United States only. The company is yet to confirm its international release.
With Luna, Amazon aims to take on existing players like Microsoft xCloud, Apple Arcade, and Google Stadia. According to Amazon, the Luna Controller is Alexa-enabled. It connects directly to the cloud. This helps in providing users to control games effortlessly. The company has also removed 20 milliseconds of roundtrip latency. If players want to switch between screens, they can do it easily without requiring additional pairing. Amazon also owns Twitch. It is a video live streaming service. It is among the most popular live streaming services. The company said that Luna is integrated with Twitch. This means if a user changes his mind to play games while watching a show on Twitch, he can switch to Luna immediately.