Amazon’s game streaming service Luna is opening access to all Prime members


Amazon is opening up access to its game streaming service Luna to all Amazon Prime members. Previously, to test out Luna you had to request access or sign up from supported Fire TV devices. But for this limited-time only, any Prime subscribers in US will be able to start a 7-day trial of Luna right away. Luna is available on Windows PC, Mac, Fire TV, and via the web on iPhone, iPad, and “select Android phones.” Regular pricing is $5.99 a month for access to games including Control, GRID, and Metro Exodus. Or, once you’ve got a Luna account, you can pay $14.99 a month for the Ubisoft Plus beta channel. According to 9to5Google, Amazon is also discounting its dedicated Luna controller by 30 percent and knocking $40 off a bundle package including the Luna controller and Fire TV Stick 4K. If you’re a Prime member and have been curious to see how Luna stacks up against Microsoft’s xCloud or Google Stadia, this is a good opportunity to check it out.

Microsoft announces Xbox TV app and its own xCloud streaming stick

Microsoft is working with TV manufacturers to make an Xbox app available on devices soon. The software giant is planning to bring its Xbox Game Pass service to TVs through its xCloud streaming technology, opening up more ways to get access to Xbox games. This will be available as both an app on TVs, and with Microsoft’s own dedicated streaming stick. Microsoft isn’t announcing exactly when this Xbox app will be available on TVs, nor which manufacturers will bundle it on their devices. Much like the TV app plans, Microsoft isn’t providing any details on release date or pricing for its own Xbox streaming devices. Microsoft revealed these details in a special press briefing ahead of its E3 event. This Xbox Game Pass expansion to TVs is part of a broader effort by Microsoft to make its subscription service available beyond just phones and Xbox consoles. Microsoft is also announcing upgrades to its xCloud server blades and the ability to access and use xCloud on Xbox consoles later this year.