Announced this fall, Amazon's Luna is a cloud gaming service to rival Google Stadia. For now it is available on an invitation-basis and is exclusive to the US.
When Luna first became available to invited players Amazon said how it works on Windows PCs and Macs, and can be played through the Chrome and Safari web browsers of iPhones and iPads.
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However, at launch Amazon Luna was not available to play on Android devices. This situation has now changed, but there are only a handful of smartphones officially supported by Luna.
These phones need to be running Android 9 or newer, have a minimum internet connection of 10Mbps, and run Luna on Chrome version 86 or newer. They also need to be one of a handful of Google Pixel, Samsung or OnePlus devices. Smartphones made by other companies are not supported by Luna at this stage.
The Android phones that Amazon says work with Luna are:
- 4XL, 4a, 4a 5G, 5
- S10, S10+, Note 10, Note 10+, S20 5G, S20 Ultra 5G, Note 20
- 7, 7 Pro, 7 Pro 5G, 8, 8 Pro, Nord, 7T, 7T Pro, 7T Pro 5G
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Amazon says Luna for Android works with the company's own Luna Controller, as well as Bluetooth controllers like Sony's DualShock 4 and the Xbox One Controller from Microsoft.
This is a strange list of compatible devices from Amazon. Given Luna runs in the web browser, it shouldn't really matter what phone it is running on. Also strange is how the Pixel 4 XL is supported, but the Pixel 4, which is smaller but of the same vintage, is not.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 was initially missing from the list, as pointed out by 9to5Google, but as of December 16 is present and correct. However the Galaxy Z Fold 2 is missing.
Also counting against Amazon here is how Google Stadia, which also works through the web browser, works on all Android devices, as well as iPhones iPads, PCs, Macs and televisions via the Chromecast Ultra.
Televisions support for Amazon Luna comes from the following:
- Fire TV Stick Lite
- Fire TV Stick (2nd & 3rd gen)
- Fire TV Stick 4K
- Fire TV Cube
- Toshiba Fire TV Edition
- Insignia Fire TV Edition
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