For those traveling or visiting a rural place where one would be without their Xbox or the PS5, the Amazon Luna would provide a gaming cloud service that would relieve the user from actually carrying a console.
What is Amazon Luna?
Amazon Luna allows users to access the cloud for playing games even if they do not have any gaming PCs or gaming consoles. It is a cloud gaming service that lets users stream games directly from the cloud to the devices they already own and can be used anywhere, provided high-speed internet is available.
With hardware’s and games becoming expensive, cloud gaming is now a popular segment in the video game market. With powerful internet speed widely available, big tech companies like Facebook, Google, and Amazon pursue direct from a web browser or phone to play console-quality games with their gaming platforms.
The luna from Amazon entered the market around late 2020 with its games streaming service. Though it is more stable and better than Google’s Stadia, there are some lingering problems. The Amazon Luna streams games across PC, mobile, and Amazon Fire TV at a consistent resolution of 1080p. When the internet connection is terrible, the resolution drops to 720p or even shuts down.
Amazon Luna Games Library
The Amazon Luna pricing comes in two types of subscription. The Luna+ channel subscription is priced at $10 a month with a random mix of titles, including the Call of the Sea and Devil May Cry V. This channel does not have a unifying theme and makes a curious list. Users should check some of the games that interest them in this channel before subscribing or being disappointed.
Starting at $ 6 a month, The Family Channel offers approachable games that kids will like, such as Spongebob SquarePants- Battle for Bikini Bottom and Garfield Kart- Furious Racing.
The Retro channel starting at $ 5 a month, offers classic games like Dragons Lair, games in the Capcom Arcade stadium, and anniversary collections from Konami.
Playing Amazon Luna on a web browser is not stable, even on less demanding games like Capcom Arcade of Furious Racing. However, it is smooth on Amazon fire Tv and mobile. Of course, the gaming experience, irrespective of the platform, relies on the quality and speed of the internet connection.
Luna lacks the flourishes of stadia like Crowd Play and State Share, but instead, it offers its unique gaming feature called “Luna Couch” that allows cooperative play on the cloud platform.
Players will require third-party controllers or can use the Amazon Luna controller gamepad if they do not want the shoddy touchscreen controls.
- Excellent Luna Couch features
- Runs smoothly on Amazon Fire TV and mobile
- Channels have unique features
- Not stable on web browser
- Limited library of games
- Amazon Luna games list does not contain Amazon Studios titles.
The overall capabilities of Amazon Luna are not disappointing. However, its game library makes be enough to attract a casual gaming fan. The only redeeming feature is the Luna Couch. While it has been used for special situations and select audiences, it may not be enough for gamers to subscribe to it.