LG has joined forces with Amazon to make the Amazon Luna cloud-based game streaming service accessible on its smart TVs, marking another step in the evolution of entertainment technology.
Amazon revealed through its official blog that the Amazon Luna app has been integrated into LG’s smart TV models released between 2021 and 2023, running on webOS 6.0 or later. Presently, the app is available to users in the United States, Canada, Germany, and the UK.
The collaboration brings with it several benefits for users. Amazon Prime members can enjoy a rotating collection of titles, including popular games like “Fortnite,” through the Luna app. For a more extensive gaming experience, encompassing titles such as “Sonic Mania Plus,” “Resident Evil 2,” and “Lego DC Super Villains,” users can opt for a Luna+ subscription priced at $9.99.
To cater to diverse gaming preferences, Amazon also offers additional bundles. Subscribers can access Ubisoft+ for $17.99 per month, which unlocks a selection of games including various iterations of “Assassin’s Creed” and “Far Cry.” Another option is the Jackbox games bundle, available at $4.99 per month, offering an array of engaging multiplayer party games.
The gaming experience on Amazon Luna can be facilitated through various methods. Players have the choice of using a Luna Controller, the Luna Phone Controller app, or a compatible Bluetooth-based controller, providing flexibility and convenience.
This partnership between LG and Amazon builds upon the momentum generated by Amazon Luna’s previous integration with Samsung Smart TVs, which occurred in August of the prior year. By expanding its reach to LG’s smart TVs, Amazon is extending its footprint in the smart TV market and offering more users access to its gaming service.
Earlier this year, Amazon made headlines by discontinuing around 50 titles from the Luna platform. Nonetheless, the service currently boasts a robust library of nearly 177 games, available through various subscription channels.
The growing collaboration between tech giants like Amazon and television manufacturers like LG reflects the increasing convergence of gaming and entertainment technology. As cloud-based gaming services gain traction, partnerships of this nature are expected to enhance user experiences and further solidify gaming’s place in the mainstream entertainment landscape.