A few weeks ago, Amazon surprised everyone by releasing its cloud-based gaming service called Amazon Luna. Luna offered a slightly different service compared to Google Stadia. Instead of compelling its users to buy each game individually, Luna offers a subscription service depending upon channels. Initially, the service was only available on PC, Mac, Fire TV, and iOS devices. The service is available via a direct app on all devices except for the iOS devices, where it is available via the web.
Hey @TheCodeB00K, as Raghu from Team Luna explains below, you won’t have to wait very long for Android support (or, like, at all). Play Luna with early access now: https://t.co/IU81kXZouU pic.twitter.com/aVDCbQcP64
— Amazon Luna (@amazonluna) December 15, 2020
Now, Amazon has announced that its cloud-based gaming service is available for Android as well. Similar to the iOS devices, it is available via the web, and users do not need to install a separate application. The Android support is only available for newer devices from Google, Samsung, and OnePlus. Amazon enables the supported devices when users visit Amazon.com/Luna on their Android devices. Once users visit the site, a prompt will appear asking the user to add the cloud-based service as a web application on their smartphone. Another thing to note here is that Android 9.0 is required for the service to work.
Luna is still an early access service, and Amazon is working on expanding its horizons. Currently, it is only available to select Android devices, and Amazon promises that support for more devices will be added gradually.
Amazon Luna is only available in the US for the time being. Only invited users can access the service in its current stage. To get an invitation, log on to the Luna site and apply for one.