Samsung Electronics has revealed that the Samsung Gaming Hub, its game-streaming platform, is now accessible on certain 2020 Samsung Smart TVs. The Samsung Gaming Hub permits users to play and access numerous games from different game streaming services, such as Xbox, NVIDIA GeForce NOW, Utomik, and Amazon Luna, without requiring a console or PC.
The Samsung Gaming Hub is powered by Tizen, Samsung’s smart TV operating system, and integrates music and streaming services such as Twitch, YouTube, and Spotify to provide a seamless gaming experience. Users can also use their preferred Bluetooth controllers and headsets with the Samsung Gaming Hub and discover and browse games based on expert recommendations.
Which services will be supported on Samsung Gaming Hub on 2020 Smart TVs?
Samsung gaming hub gained support for cloud gaming services like Nvidia’s GeForce Now and Google Stadia (now discontinued) just over a year ago. With the new update, services like Xbox Game Pass, GeForce Now, Amazon Luna, Utomik, and Blacknut will now be available on Samsung Smart TVs that launched in 2020.
AntStream Arcade doesn’t seem to be supported at the moment, according to the post shared by the company on X. Furthermore, only the cloud gaming apps will be available on these models and not the whole Gaming Hub experience. This could be due to hardware limitations on the older models, but Samsung didn’t clarify anything.
As to how you can get started, it is assumed that a software update will be available for your Tizen OS smart TV. However, Samsung has clarified the same. Talking about the capabilities of the Gaming Hub, Xbox also revealed that those who have an active Xbox Game Pass membership can start playing the newly launched Starfield through Samsung’s service on supported 2023 and 2022 TVs, monitors, and the Freestyle 2nd Gen portable projector from the Korean brand.
One can also play Starfield through the Xbox app on eligible 2021 TVs worldwide and now on 2020 Samsung TVs in the US, all without the need for any console.