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Amazon closes cloud gaming app on Windows and Mac


Amazon has decided to stop providing dedicated Windows or Mac apps for it Amazon Luna streaming service for games. The download links for those apps have been quietly removed by Amazon for the past few days.

An Amazon spokesperson confirmed to 9to5Google that they have decided to discontinue the Windows and Mac apps Luna. This decision was because Luna was more commonly used by Windows and Mac users through their web browsers rather than the dedicated apps.

“If we see that customers like something, we double down. We’ve optimized the web browser experience with all the features and capabilities offered in Luna’s native desktop apps, so customers now have the exact same Luna experience when they use Luna in their web browser. We firmly believe in the future of cloud gaming and will discontinue the Luna PC and Mac native desktop apps so we can invest more time and resources in innovation on behalf of our Luna customers,” said the Amazon spokesperson.

In 2020, Amazon Luna was introduced with apps for Windows and Mac. But now the dedicated apps for these platforms have been removed. Instead, Amazon Luna offers a dedicated app for that Fire TV and streaming devices. The Fire TV app is compatible with Android TV And GoogleTV also.

Users of other platforms can access it through supported web browsers, including on smartphones.

For a monthly subscription, our service allows users to access a huge library of over 100 games. If you’re an Amazon Prime member, you also have free access to a rotating selection of games.

Amazon is still offering the Luna controller for $69.99. This controller has built-in Wi-Fi that connects directly to Amazon’s Luna game servers, resulting in lower latency gaming. However, Amazon has not disclosed the number of subscribers or the total number of users since Luna’s launch.


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