Amazon’s Cloud Gaming Service Moonreleased with invite-only early access in late 2020, received a full US release.
Along with the launch of Luna, two new optional pay channels were added to your library, giving you access to more streaming games for an additional fee, as well as a free channel for Amazon Prime subscribers.
The Retro Channel offers a selection of classic NES, SNES and arcade-era games, while the Jackbox Channel includes a variety of party games. Both will cost a monthly fee of $4.99.
Amazon Prime members, however, will have access to the Prime Gaming channel, offering a rotating selection of free games to play each month. This month’s list includes Devil Can Cry 5Observer: System Redux, PHOGS!, Flashback and Immortals Fenyx Rising for a week.
The service already includes three additional channels; the standard Luna+ channel which includes over 100 games and currently costs a monthly subscription fee of $5.99 (planned to rise to $9.99 starting April 1st), the family channel for kids that costs only $2.99 per month (also scheduled to increase to $5.99 by April) and the premium Ubiosoft+ channel which will cost $17.99 per month.
Users will also be able to connect their Luna and Twitch accounts to stream their games directly to the live streaming platform. Fire TV gamers will also be able to use the Luna Controller app to turn their iOS and Android devices into controllers.
As an Amazon alternative for companies like Nvidia GeForce now, Google Stadia, and Microsoft Project xCloud, Luna lets you stream games at up to 1080p resolution on PC, Mac, Fire TVs, Android and iOS devices. You can buy a Luna controller separately or use a Xbox one or DualShock 4 controller.