After announcing Amazon Luna in 2020 as its cloud gaming service, Amazon has now officially launched it for all US users. With this release also comes a limited, rotating selection of free games for Amazon Prime members. However, Amazon is launching the Luna gaming platform only for US users at this first time.
Amazon Luna is the company’s cloud gaming service, similar to Google Stadia and others. Some games are available for Amazon Prime members for free and run monthly. Among some titles, we can highlight games like Devil May Cry 5 and Observer. In addition to desktop web browsers, Luna can be used on iPhone and Android devices. On the other hand, there is also the free channel for Amazon Prime members, Luna+ which will cost exactly $5.99 per month or the family channel for $2.99 per month. Always remember that all of this only applies to the United States at this first moment.
We’re excited to bring Amazon Luna to everyone in the US, making it easy to get started right away on the devices you already own. We have received amazing feedback from our early access customers which has allowed us to improve the service with regular updates, new features and an ever-growing collection of fun and exciting games. Customers love how easy it is to get started with Luna. Just pick up and play immersive, high-quality games without lengthy game downloads, hardware upgrades, or game updates. We’re just getting started with Luna, and today we’re excited to share some new stuff, including:
Amazon launches Luna gaming platform
Those interested in learning more about the official launch of Amazon Luna in the United States can access the AmazonLuna.Blog.
O Amazon Luna operates Linux for its cloud services and hired developers from DXVK, Mesa and Proton last year.
Main game channel
Thanks to an exclusive offer, Amazon Prime members can now play a rotating selection of games on Luna for free through a dedicated channel. For the month of March, Prime members can play Devil May Cry 5; Observer: Redux System; FIRES!; backtracking; and, from 03/08 to 03/03/14, Immortals Fenyx Rising. If you’re curious about cloud gaming and are an Amazon Prime member, Prime Gaming Channel is a great way to play these exciting titles for free.
Retro Channel features beloved classic games from publishers like Capcom and SNK, so subscribers can relive fan favorites like Street Fighter II’ – Hyper Fighting -, Metal Slug 3, Castlevania Anniversary Collection and more. Relive the glory days of arcade gaming with this collection of games!
Jackbox Gaming Channel
Family game night has never been so fun with Luna and Jackbox Games. The Jackbox Games channel on Luna is the only place where you can play all eight Party Jackbox Games packs with a single subscription. Play popular hits such as Quiplash, YOU DON’T KNOW JACK, Drawful and Trivia Murder Party. These titles support Luna Couch, a cloud-based feature that lets you instantly invite others to join a multiplayer gaming session, even if they don’t have a Luna subscription.
Live broadcast on Twitch
You can stream Luna gameplay to Twitch with just a few clicks on the devices you already own, no expensive setup required. With the latest Luna update on PC, Mac, or Fire TV, a new broadcast button lets you live-stream the game with a camera feed overlaid on the screen, providing a new and easy way to stream to your friends or the Twitch community. With Fire TV and Fire tablet, you can simply use a QR code to connect your phone as a webcam and microphone.
Luna Phone Controller
Experience Luna on Fire TV by simply using an iPhone or Android phone as a controller through the Luna Controller app, available as a free download from the iOS and Android app stores. The on-screen controller is an option for new or casual gamers without controllers who want to experience side-scrolling, turn-based RPGs, trivia titles, and more.
And don’t forget, Luna has a growing collection of immersive titles on Luna+ Channel, Family Channel, and Ubisoft+ Channel. Luna Game Channels combine unique game collections and unlimited gameplay, offering something for everyone.
Luna+ Channel features a growing library of new favorite titles featuring over 100 games for every type of gamer. You’ll find a wide selection of titles and genres, including favorites like Mega Man 11, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, Control, SMITE, DiRT 5, Sonic Mania Plus and many more.
The Family Channel offers subscribers a carefully curated collection of over 35 affordable, family-friendly games, including SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom — Rehydrated, Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion, Garfield Kart — Furious Racing, SkateBIRD, Space Otter Charlie, Overcooked! and much more.
The Ubisoft+ channel gives you unlimited access to over 35 popular new Ubisoft games, including Assassins Creed: Valhalla, Far Cry 6, Immortals Fenyx Rising, Riders Republic, Watch Dogs: Legion, and Rainbow Six Siege, as well as favorites from the franchise like Ghost Recon and The Division. The Ubisoft+ channel also offers up-to-date releases like Rainbow Six Extraction.