Amazon announced that it is launching a cloud gaming service called Luna that will stream games to PC, Mac, and Fire TV devices, as well as web apps for iPhone and iPad.
The company promises to give gamers the ability to enjoy console video games on devices like Fire TV without downloading and significant updates.
The service will cost $5.99 per month, while a Luna controller similar to the one used for consoles like PlayStation and Xbox sells for $49.99.
Players can request an invite to Luna, which will be available on Fire TV, PC, Mac, web apps for iPhone, and iPad, and will be available shortly for Android.
Players can stream two games at the same time and some titles are offered in 4K.
The service will also be heavily integrated with the Twitch streaming platform. Players can view streams for all available games and instantly start a game from Twitch.
Amazon says it will start adding players in October.
Any Bluetooth controller will work with the service, “but we believe our controller will create a better experience,” notes Marc Whitten, vice president of Amazon Entertainment Devices and Services. You don’t have to worry about pairing it for bluetooth and switch screens, he notes. “It just works.”
While you can play the games on PCs with a mouse, smartphones require a controller, he adds. “These are not touch games.”
The service will include multiple games including Resident Evil 7, Grid, and Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons. More titles will be added over time, according to Amazon.