Amazon Luna has been in testing for over a year now as selected gamers have had the ability to put the cloud gaming service through its trials. It’s been a long wait, but that service is now available to everyone, starting from $4.99/month.
Similar to Microsoft’s Game Pass Ultimate, Amazon Luna can be accessed from a number of devices, including PC and MAC, Android or iOS mobile devices (tablets, smartphones, etc), and Fire TV devices. Users can log in and stream various games that are available within the library of titles, broken down into different subscribable “channels”.
The channels break down as Luna+ ($9.99/month), Ubisoft+ ($17.99/month), Retro ($4.99/month), Jackbox Games ($4.99/month), and Family Channel ($5.99/month). Each channel gives a number of titles to choose from with Luna+ and Ubisoft+ being the biggest collections, and currently, the Luna+ and Family Channel options are on discount for a limited time (allowing you to lock in the special price before it increases to its normal cost).
Amazon Prime members, of course, do not have to pay extra. They have access to a rotating selection of games as part of the Amazon Prime membership, which only makes it all the greater to have (many users will likely opt for this vs subscribing to the channels separately).
It will be interesting to see how well it performs in comparison to the competition. We recently ran a story covering Microsoft’s Game Pass and how we felt that it still has a way to go due to choppy graphics or disconnects. Hopefully, Amazon will maintain a stable cloud experience with graphics to brag about else it might end up in the same corner of the room.