Amazon Luna opens its streaming service in early access. Just a few weeks ago we met Amazon Luna for the first time, the project aims to compete against Google and Microsoft services in the new race of streaming games, but it seems that its development is already much more advanced than we thought. And this new service is currently available in the first early access.
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According to Amazon, for the moment only a small group of users in the United States are among the “hundreds of thousands of applications” accumulated so far. Although unfortunately no further details have been given about the size of this group. Vague details are also provided regarding the titles available, with the only statement being that they are “a mix of different types of games.”
Although without a doubt the most interesting thing is that these winners have not been selected to participate in a free trial, but they will have priority access to pay the $5.99 monthly fee to try out Amazon Luna. In addition, at the moment this service will only be accessible through Fire TV, Windows, Mac and iOS devices applications, Android application is still in process.
In the Amazon Luna early access period, depending on the title, there will be support for playback up to 4K and 60 fps, and players will be able to play on two devices simultaneously, although a good connection and bandwidth will be needed to obtain the maximum resolution. Amazon has already set the connection requirements at a minimum of 10MB/s to work properly. As for the gameplay, just like the Google service, Amazon Luna will be controlled entirely through a Bluetooth remote control or the Luna Controller distributed by Amazon.
“We are just getting started and need streamers and players of all kinds—core, casual, and first-time gamers—to provide feedback,” said Marc Whitten, Vice President of Entertainment Devices and Services at Amazon. “We want to hear what customers like, what they don’t like, and what they want to see us build.”
Amazon Luna opens its streaming service in early access. Amazon says they will be inviting more players to join the early access program over the next few months, with new registrations still being accepted. Unfortunately, everything points to the fact that the first expansions will continue to be limited to the United States only.