Samsung has announced its new Gaming Hub for its Smart TVs and monitors launched in 2022. Samsung has been hyped up its upcoming Smart TV Gaming Hub since CES and the official launch is finally here. With the Samsung Gaming Hub, 2022 users of Samsung Smart TVs and monitors get access to a plethora of streaming apps in one location. The services include Google Stadia, NVIDIA GeForce Now, Xbox Cloud Gaming, Twitch, and Utomik. Amazon Luna isn’t on the list so far, but Samsung has clarified that it’s coming to Samsung’s Gaming Hub UI soon.
Samsung Gaming Hub: everything you need to know
The Samsung Gaming Hub has finally been announced and the platform will be powered by Tizen. It gives users access to games from Xbox, GeForce Now, Stadia and Utomik, with support for Amazon Luna on the go. Samsung has already confirmed that Bluetooth headsets and controllers can be integrated with the Gaming Hub. The Hub also offers AI-based suggestions based on popular games.
The Hub is also capable of AI upscaling, for both 4K and 8K resolutions. Equipped with Samsung’s new technology, the latest range of supported TVs offer faster decoding and better buffer control – enabling seamless gameplay over the Internet as input lag is reduced by more than 30 percent. Only a handful of Samsung Smart TVs and monitors are supported, though, so if you have the company’s 2022-series TVs or monitors, now you can give the Gaming Hub a spin.
While several TVs on the market support Stadia, GeForce Now, and Twitch, the Samsung Gaming Hub is the only one with the Xbox app that provides access to Xbox Cloud Gaming. Users can play hundreds of cloud Xbox Game Pass games without owning a console. Some games include Halo Infinite, Forza Horizon 5, and Microsoft Flight Simulator. NVIDIA is also adding some new games to its GeForce Now platform, including Alaloth: Champions of The Four Kingdoms, Disgaea 6 Complete, Card Shark, KartKraft, Hotline Miami, and NASCAR 21: Ignition.
In addition to streaming services, the Gaming Hub also merges other forms of entertainment, giving users access to platforms such as YouTube, Twitch and Spotify.
Speaking about the announcement, Won-Jin Lee, President and Head of the Service Business Team at Samsung Electronics said: “The Samsung Gaming Hub combines Samsung’s leadership in streaming technology with our experience in creating the most advanced hardware in the industry. industry, removing the barriers to getting in so people can just play. With growing partnerships with leading game streaming services and expert curated recommendations, players can easily browse and discover games from the widest selection available, regardless of the platform.