During this year’s CES showing, Samsung announced the “Gaming Hub” – its Tizen-powered game streaming platform that centralizes cloud gaming efforts from popular companies like Nvidia and Google, as well as a company called Utomik. We covered this back in January, but now, Gaming Hub is officially launching on Samsung TVs!
Samsung considers Gaming Hub its ultimate home for all games in your living room. Instead of having to individually launch third-party cloud gaming applications, you can simply boot up this app and select a game to play based on its cover art. Within moments, it communicates to those services and launches the game on your behalf.
In addition to Google, Utomik, and Nvidia’s apps linking up with Gaming Hub, Amazon Luna will soon be available as well, expanding your options quite a bit. Add to that the fact that Xbox Cloud Gaming is also coming to Samsung TVs, and living room televisions are practically becoming new generation game consoles!
If you have a 2022 Neo QLED 4K or 8K TV, a 2022 QLED or 2022 Smart Monitor Series unit, you’ll be able to update to software version 1302.5 to get access to the new Gaming Hub application. Let me know in the comments section below whether or not you care about having one app to rule them all and house all of your cloud games, or if you just and only use one service like Stadia or GeForce NOW.