Amazon Luna now available to U.S. subscribers for $10 a month
Amazon Luna, the retail giant’s cloud gaming service launched in early access in October 2020, is now available throughout the mainland United States. Luna will offer a five-channel a la carte subscription, and Amazon Prime members will have access to a monthly rotation of games included with the subscription.
Luna, previously invite-only (from a public signup page), will also add two channels to its existing Luna Plus lineup, Ubisoft Plus, and the Luna family channel. New Subscriptions is a Retro Channel with a lineup that includes titles such as Street Fighter 2 as well metal slug 3and the Jackbox Games channel, which will also allow subscribers to invite non-subscribers to play multiplayer.
Luna Plus costs $9.99 per month. Family Channel costs $5.99 per month. The Retro and Jackbox Games channels are $4.99/month, and Ubisoft Plus via Amazon Luna is $17.99/month (the same price paid by Google Stadia customers). Amazon Prime, which includes Prime Video, free shipping, and other benefits, costs $14.99 per month and $139 per year.
Luna Early Access subscribers can lock in their original price — $5.99 for Luna Plus and $2.99 for Family Channel — if they subscribe to either service by March 31 and for as long as they retain that subscription.
New Prime Gaming Channel Debuts With Luna Access To Devil May Cry five; Observer: System Redux; FOGS!; as well as Memory. From March 8 to March 14, Prime subscribers can also play games from Ubisoft. Immortal Phoenix Rebellion. The Jackbox Games Channel offers access to all eight Jackbox Party Packs released since 2014 (the ninth is due to launch later in 2022).
Amazon said in a press release that an update to the Luna client for PC and Mac, coming Tuesday, will allow one-click streaming of games. Fire TV users will also be able to use a QR code to start streaming games. The Luna Controller app, now available for both iOS and Android, will also allow users to turn mobile devices into Luna controllers on Fire TV.
Amazon Luna launched on October 21, 2020, and is available on Windows PC, Mac, Fire TV, Android, and iOS devices. Later that month, Ubisoft plus (formerly Uplay Plus) joined Luna. The service supports DualShock 4 gamepads for Xbox One and PlayStation 4; it also offers its own two-analog Luna controller for $49.99.