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Amazon Luna Announces New Channels, Games, Devices, Luna Couch and More

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2021 @ 8:40 a.m. PDT

Amazon announced that its Luna cloud service is now availability on more devices, an expanded lineup of new channels and games, and new ways to play together with Luna Couch.

Luna offers access to play high-quality, immersive games on supported PCs, Macs, Fire TVs, iOS phones and tablets, Android phones, and starting today, Fire tablets and Chromebooks.

With Luna, it’s easy to start gaming without the typical lengthy game downloads, software or game updates — just pick up and play. Luna offers some of the biggest games and most-loved franchises like Assassin’s Creed, Rainbow Six, and the newly added Mega Man 11 from Capcom and Hi-Rez Studio’s SMITE, plus new games coming later this fall like Far Cry 6 and Riders Republic from Ubisoft. Fire TV customers can play games on Luna without an early access invitation, and we’re excited to share that this same access will now roll out to Fire tablet customers in the U.S. Simply open the Luna app on a compatible Fire tablet, and start playing. With a touch controller, customers have the chance to try out games on their Fire tablet before upgrading their gaming experience with a Luna Controller or compatible controller.

Exclusive Luna Game Channels

Luna Game Channels combine unique collections of games and unlimited hours at HD resolution on one or more supported devices simultaneously, offering a simple way to discover your next favorite game.

The Luna+ Channel, Amazon’s flagship curated channel, includes more than 95 games for every type of gamer, including Hi-Rez Studio’s popular multiplayer online battle arena title, SMITE, and Capcom’s powered up action-platformer, Mega Man 11, launching today. Customers will find a wide selection of genres as well as favorites like Control, DICE Legacy, DiRT 5, Saints Row the Third Remastered, Yakuza 0, and many more. The Luna+ Channel is available for $5.99 per month (early access pricing). Check out the full library of games here.

Launching today, the Family Channel offers subscribers a carefully curated collection of more than 35 games that are appropriate, approachable, and fun for the whole family, including SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom — Rehydrated, Garfield Kart — Furious Racing, Space Otter Charlie, DreamWorks Dragons: Dawn of New Riders, Transformers: Battlegrounds, SkateBIRD (launching later this month), and with new games added over time. Customers can play Family Channel games, many of which include local cooperative play at HD resolution on up to two devices simultaneously. The Family Channel is available for $2.99 per month.

Luna customers can now subscribe to the all-new Family Channel for $2.99 per month. Subscribers can play a curated collection of more than 35 games appropriate and approachable for gamers of all ages, including SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom — Rehydrated, Garfield Kart — Furious Racing, Monster Truck Championship, Space Otter Charlie, DreamWorks Dragons: Dawn of New Riders, Transformers: Battlegrounds, and many more. Additional games will be added to the Family Channel over time, including SkateBIRD (launching later this month) as well as many others that are fun for the whole family.

The Family Channel offers new and classic games that are rated either E for everyone or E10+. Now it’s easier than ever to get right into a game the entire family will love. Friends and family can play together too — many of the games offer both local multiplayer and co-op. And, like all games on Luna, customers don’t have to deal with long downloads, system upgrades, or hefty prices associated with getting into gaming. Instead, they can play right on the screens they already have and love. The experience gets even better with the Luna Controller, which connects to the game, not the screen, making it easy to connect fast and also move from screen to screen.

HandyGames is proud to announce that four games from the international publisher's portfolio will be available on the newly-launched Amazon Luna Family Channel. Luna is Amazon's cloud gaming service where it's easy to play great games on devices you already own. No waiting for lengthy downloads or updates — just play.

As of today, these games will be available on the Amazon Luna Family Channel:

  • El Hijo - A Wild West Tale (awarded Germany's "Best Family Game")
  • Pile Up! Box by Box!
  • Spitlings
  • Gianna Sisters: Twisted Dreams

Luna is available to mainland U.S. customers in early access on supported PC, Mac, Fire TV, Fire tablets, Chromebooks, and web apps for iPhone, iPad, and Android phones. Download the Luna app on compatible Fire TV or Fire tablet to start playing today (no invite required) or go to to get more details on the Family Channel, early access, and to request an invite.

The Ubisoft+ Channel now offers unlimited access to 30 of Ubisoft’s popular new games, including Assassins Creed: Valhalla, Immortals Fenyx Rising, Watch Dogs: Legion, and Rainbow Six Siege along with franchise favorites like Ghost Recon and The Division. The Ubisoft+ Channel also offers future day and date releases like the upcoming October blockbusters Far Cry 6 (launching October 7) and Rider’s Republic (October 28), and Rainbow Six Extraction early next year. Luna customers that subscribe to Ubisoft+ by September 29 can lock in the current $14.99 a month beta price as part of the Ubisoft+ Founder’s pricing promotion (unless customer cancels or changes subscription). On September 30, the price will increase to $17.99 per month for new subscriptions.

Luna will add a new retro-gaming focused channel soon featuring beloved classic, arcade-style games from publishers like Atari, SNK, and more. Channel subscribers will get to relive classics like Another World, Dragon’s Lair, King of Fighters, and many more in beautiful HD resolution.

A New Way to Play Together

We know gaming is a great social activity, so we’re making it even easier to play and engage with friends and family with Luna Couch. With Luna Couch, you can play Team Sonic Racing and Overcooked 2 — and other local cooperative and multiplayer games — without needing to be physically located together for game night. You can invite friends to Luna Couch and play any of the local multiplayer games across our Luna Channels and get right into the action — plus they don’t even need to be a Luna subscriber to join the fun. Hosting a Luna Couch session is easy. Just start a Luna Couch session, create a session code and share with other players and they’re in. To enter a Luna Couch code, open Luna on a supported device, enter the code, and join. You can also visit here to enter the code on PC or Mac on a Chrome browser.

More Ways to Get Into the Game

We’re all about making it even easier to game, so for the next seven days (9/9–9/15) Amazon Prime members in the mainland U.S. can play four games on Luna for free, including Resident Evil 7 biohazard Gold Edition, Metro Exodus, Katamari Damacy REROLL, and Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom. Prime members will not need to request an Amazon Luna early access invitation to participate and can instantly start their free seven-day trial to the Luna+ channel after trying out the games. Prime members, who are not subscribed to Luna+ can play the four free Luna games within Luna or by visiting here starting today.

We’re also celebrating the expansion of Luna to new devices with more games by offering a new gaming bundle for Fire TV. The bundle features the brand new Fire TV Stick 4K Max and the Luna Controller with Cloud Direct technology for the limited time discounted price of $99. The new Fire TV Stick 4K Max is 40% more powerful than the previous generation Fire TV stick and now supports Wi-Fi 6, offering an auto low latency mode to support better cloud gaming experiences.

It’s easy to start gaming on Luna immediately, but to play on more Amazon screens you know and love, Luna now offers Fire tablet gaming bundles, which include the Amazon Fire HD 10 tablet and Luna Controller for the limited time discounted price of $156 or the Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet and Luna Controller for the limited time discounted price of $116. Luna Controllers are also available at a limited time discounted price. We are committed to making gaming easier, more fun, more affordable, and available to as many gamers as possible and hope you’ll join us to shape the future of cloud gaming together.

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