Samsung Gaming Hub is rolling out for all 2022 Samsung Smart TVs and monitors to give users quick access to Nvidia’s GeForce Now, Google Stadia, Utomic and Xbox apps. The new offering, which was announced at CES 2022 in January, works as an all-in-one game streaming discovery platform for gamers to access multiple cloud services from a single screen. The gaming hub will feature HDMI-connected video game consoles and support popular Bluetooth headsets and controllers.
The gaming hub is rolling out for Samsung Smart TV models, including the 2022 Neo QLED 8K, Neo QLED 4K, QLEDs, and the 2022 Smart Monitor series. It will also let users access Nvidia’s GeForce Now, Google Stadia, Utomik and Xbox apps. Samsung will also include support for Amazon Luna in the future.
Although a list of smart TVs offer access to cloud services including GeForce Now and Stadia, Samsung is trying to grab the attention of some gamers by introducing Microsoft’s Xbox TV app. This was long anticipated and promised in November 2020.
The app brings access to Xbox Cloud Gaming and lets you stream Fortnite for free. However, you’ll need to subscribe to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate to get over a hundred games to play on TV.
In addition to providing access to all popular cloud gaming services, Samsung Gaming Hub shows users curated recommendations based on the “latest and most popular games” available to play.
The gaming hub also integrates music and streaming services so you can connect to platforms including Spotify, Twitch and YouTube directly from the experience menu. Additionally, users can access the latest gaming news, watch tutorials, play music and podcasts, and watch trailers directly from the Hub.
Samsung is initially rolling out gaming hubs in the US, UK, Canada, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, South Korea and Brazil. There is no word on when it will be available on Samsung TV and monitor models in India.
Gadgets 360 has reached out to Samsung for comment on the India rollout of the gaming hub in India and will update this article when the company responds.