Today marks the debut of Samsung’s gaming hub, which will be compatible with the company’s 2022 smart TVs and monitors.
The hub consolidates all of the top game streaming applications into a single area, providing easy access to services such as GeForce Now from Nvidia, Stadia from Google, Utomik from Twitch, and the upcoming Xbox TV app from Microsoft.
Samsung’s Gaming Tv Hub Launches With Streaming From Xbox, Stadia, and Geforce Now!
Even Amazon Luna will soon be accessible, with a user interface that is seamlessly integrated into Samsung’s Gaming Hub.
However, the gaming hub’s primary function is not only that of a starting point for cloud gaming. Passthrough controller inputs will also be included in the hub, allowing you to utilize a single controller rather than needing to couple numerous ones.
These passthrough controller inputs will be compatible with video game consoles that are connected via HDMI. That means that through the Samsung Gaming Hub, popular Bluetooth headphones and controllers will be able to work across a wide variety of apps, services, and devices.
The Xbox TV app developed by Microsoft is the most notable new addition to the gaming hub. The Xbox app, which gives users access to Xbox Cloud Gaming, is now only available on the Samsung Gaming Hub.
In contrast, the Stadia, GeForce Now, and Twitch apps may be downloaded on a range of different televisions. You don’t have to pay anything to watch Fortnite, but if you want to play any of the other more than 100 titles available, you’ll need to subscribe to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.
In conjunction with the launch of the gaming hub, Nvidia is also expanding the selection of titles available through its GeForce Now service.
All of these games are now available for purchase, including Alaloth: Champions of the Four Kingdoms, Disgaea 6 Complete, Card Shark, KartKraft, Hotline Miami, and NASCAR 21: Ignition.