Amazon Luna’s cloud gaming expands to a handful of Android devices

Amazon is finally expanding its “Moon” cloud gaming service to Android devices. A competitor of similar services from Google, Microsoft and NVIDIA, Amazon officially launched Luna in October and made it available to Fire TV, Windows, Mac and iOS users. Starting today, owners of select Google, Samsung, and OnePlus smartphones can access the service for an early access fee of $ 5.99 per month.

The subscription gives you access to unlimited hours of gameplay along with an AAA game library, at 1080p / 60fps with 4K / 60fps in the pipeline. It also offers the ability to stream to two devices at the same time. You can expect games like Resident Evil 7, Control, Panzer Dragoon, A Plague Tale: Innocence, The Surge 2, Yooka-Laylee, The Impossible Lair, Iconoclasts, GRID, ABZU, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons and others.

Luna for Android will be accessible via a web app (similar to iOS) by visiting amazon.com/luna. It is recommended to use the Chrome browser and Android 9 or later, and support for the Luna Controller will be available along with other Bluetooth controllers, as well as for the Xbox One Controller and DualShock 4. That said, for some strange reason, the service will only be available on the following Android devices:

  • Pixel 4 XL
  • Pixel 4a
  • Pixel 4a 5G
  • Pixel 5
  • Samsung Galaxy S10
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 +
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10+
  • Samsung Galaxy S20
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 +
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
  • OnePlus 7
  • OnePlus 7 Pro
  • OnePlus 8
  • OnePlus 8 Pro
  • OnePlus North
  • OnePlus 7T
  • OnePlus 7T Pro
  • OnePlus 7T Pro

We’re not sure why Amazon has only made the service available to a handful of Android devices, especially since Luna can be run via a web browser. The whole point of cloud gaming is that you don’t need to have high-end hardware and only play games from the internet. Our guess is that Amazon is currently limiting the number of devices for early access only, and more devices are expected to be added to the list in the near future. You can check the complete list of supported devices and browsers here.

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