Samsung Gaming Hub goes live today with Twitch, Xbox Game Pass and more

The Samsung Gaming Hub is now live on 2022 Samsung smart TVs and smart monitors, and it’s adding two services from Amazon to its game streaming lineup: Twitch and Luna. Twitch is available today, while Luna will be available soon. Gamers can now also access Xbox Game Pass, as well as apps for NVIDIA GeForce NOW, Google Stadia, and Utomik in the same designated area on their TV. The company plans to release details about the rollout of the gaming hub to previous Samsung smart TV models at a later date, a Samsung spokesperson confirmed to Engadget.

For those unfamiliar with the Samsung Gaming Hub, it essentially provides players with a way to access key cloud gaming services on their smart TV using just their Bluetooth controller, . Apps for both Spotify and YouTube are also included in the gaming hub.

Samsung says it plans to deliver even more gaming-focused content in the future, including new partnerships. “With growing partnerships with leading game streaming services and expert-curated recommendations, players can easily search and discover games from the widest selection available, regardless of platform,” said Won-Jin Lee, president of Samsung’s Service Business Team.

Amazon’s Luna cloud gaming service has only been available to the general public since March and is already available on Fire TVs. The partnership with Samsung could provide the emerging gaming service with an easy way to reach people who have never used it at home. Twitch (owned by Amazon) once had an app for Samsung smart TVs, but that was back in 2019. The return of the platform to the latest Samsung smart TVs will be good news for streamers and their fans.

It seems logical for Samsung to embrace the gaming community further, as smart TVs have almost become a necessity in gaming. Last year, Microsoft announced it would partner with global TV manufacturers to ship Xbox directly to smart TVs via an Xbox with Game Pass app. The idea of ​​an “all-in-one” destination for all your cloud and console games is certainly useful to some and can help gamers avoid the time and hassle of switching modes.

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