Amazon Luna arrives on Android

Mahirul Alam Chowdhury
By Mahirul Alam Chowdhury
2 Min Read
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Amazon Luna, a new cloud gaming platform now available on Android phones, standing against Nvidia, Xbox, and Stadia.

Amazon’s Luna platform is now officially playable from Android devices, although from a selected list. Initially only available from a PC and Fire TVs, Amazon Luna can now be played on Android phones through a Chrome-based web app.

Interested players can use a PS4 or Xbox One controller to play via Luna. Furthermore, like Stadia, Luna also sells a controller that connects directly to their servers via Wi-Fi. Much like Google’s Stadia. Although the controller is sold separately from the subscription service, this controller’s direct connection means, the lag will be minimized.

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This direct game streaming service offered by Google Stadia and Amazon Luna is relatively new to the industry and community. Even though their services sound quite convenient and innovative. They hardly gain attention or interest among gamers. The main reasons are a poor and small selection of games in both Luna and Stadia. In addition to the fact that smooth playing requires a top-notch internet connection.

Luna is still on closed beta and as of now only has to pay a monthly fee. The games include recent indie titles, along with some big names. Such as Metro Exodus, Control. Ubisoft+ games joined recently. Moreover, Amazon’s own games are in development but things aren’t going smooth.

Nevertheless, mobile gaming is getting better by the inclusion of these services. More people can join in on the fun. But as of yet, we think Xbox’s Xcloud is still the better option. It also includes Game Pass Ultimate. Boasts a much better collection of games.

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Mahirul Alam Chowdhury is a writer and HR Manager at GameRiv.