Play games anywhere everywhere; Amazon launches Luna

By Rahul Vaimal, Associate Editor
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Global tech giant Amazon is making its foray into game streaming service with its US early-access launch of Luna. 

With Luna, the eCommerce giant is entering into an emerging market that is already populated by its rivals with services like Google Stadia and Microsoft’s xCloud which was launched recently.

Unlike Google which made its debut to the segment with a half-baked product, Amazon seems to have learned from its rival’s mistakes with a comprehensive list of gaming titles as well as availability on several platforms.

The service streams games from the cloud to apps on PC, Mac, Fire TV, and even to iPhone/iPad through special web apps. An Android version will also arrive after launch. The “introductory” price for Luna+ will be $5.99/month with unlimited gameplay, access to all games, and 1080p at 60fps gameplay.

Just like Google’s Stadia service Amazon Luna will too have its own controller. Amazon says its controller will directly interact with Amazon’s servers for reducing latency by up to 17-30 milliseconds.

Amazon Luna Controller

The $49.99 Luna controller can also switch between devices without re-pairing. Streamers will also be able to use Amazon’s own Twitch to stream their games to the service and viewers will be able to join in on the games with just a click.