Beginning next Monday, the electronics behemoth will make cloud gaming available to compatible 2021 TV sets. This contains all 2021 models, from the entry-level AU7000 series to 8K flagships such the QN900. The whole list is available below this article. According to Samsung, streaming services should be available by the end of 2022. There is one catch: to obtain the whole Gaming Hub, not just individual applications, you’ll need a Q70A, AU8000, or some QN90A (98-inch) and Q60A (32-inch) models.
There will also be simple access to 4K games. Samsung claims that GeForce Now will begin streaming in 4K in 2022 and will be available on “selected” 2021 TVs within a few weeks. To access that higher resolution, you’ll need the GeForce Now RTX 3080 subscription, but it could be worth it if you plan to use your TV as a replacement for a high-end gaming PC.
The corporation also hopes that certain gaming prizes will persuade you to purchase a new television. When you purchase the QN85B, QN90B, QN95B, QN800B, QN850B, QN900B, or S95B, you will get a free Xbox controller as well as three months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. If you purchase a Q60B or Q80B, you will only get the three-month Game Pass gratis. We wouldn’t purchase a bundle based simply on these additions, but they may tip the scales if you were already planning on playing cloud games.
At the same time, the variety of services is increasing, however little. Antstream Arcade’s nearly 1,500 vintage games, as well as Blacknut’s around 500 family-friendly titles, will be accessible to stream in 2023. They are unlikely to be as popular as large services like as Game Pass, GeForce Now, and Amazon’s Luna.
However, if you’re nostalgic or looking for kid-safe alternatives, they might suffice.