Amazon Luna leaves early access, gains new features and expands game library

After spending the past year in early access, Amazon Luna is now available for all customers in the mainland United States. Starting April 1 2022, starting a new subscription for Luna+ will go up from $5.99 USD to $9.99 USD per month and Family Channel will go up from $2.99 USD to $5.99 USD per month. 

Existing early access customers, and customers who sign up for Luna+ or Family Channel by March 31, 2022, can lock in founder’s pricing and keep Luna+ at $5.99 USD per month and Family Channel $2.99 USD per month, so long as they maintain their subscriptions in good standing. 

In addition, upon leaving early access Luna now has an expanded library of games and new features. Let's take a look at what's new with Amazon Luna.

New Gaming Channels on Luna

During early access, Luna contained three channels Luna+, The Family Channel and Ubisoft+. Three new additional channels are now available on Luna!

  • Prime Gaming Channel (Free for Amazon Prime members): Amazon Prime members can now play a rotating selection of games for free on Luna through a dedicated Channel. For the month of March, Prime members can play Devil May Cry 5; Observer: System Redux; PHOGS!; Flashback; and, from 3/8-3/14, Immortals Fenyx Rising.
  • Retro Channel ($4.99 USD a month): The Retro Channel features beloved classic games from publishers like Capcom and SNK, so subscribers can relive fan favorites like Street Fighter II—Hyper Fighting, Metal Slug 3, Castlevania Anniversary Collection, and more for $4.99 USD per month.
  • Jackbox Games Channel ($4.99 USD a month): Family game night has never been more fun with Luna and Jackbox Games. The Jackbox Games Channel on Luna is the only place you can play all eight Party Packs from Jackbox Games with one subscription. Play popular hits including Quiplash, YOU DON’T KNOW JACK, Drawful, and Trivia Murder Party. These titles support Luna Couch, a cloud-first feature that lets you invite others to join a multiplayer gameplay session instantly, even if they don’t have a Luna subscription. The Jackbox Games Channel is available for $4.99 USD per month.

New features on Luna

As part of Luna leaving early access two new features have been added.

  • Live Broadcasting to Twitch: Now anyone can be a Twitch broadcaster on Luna, with just a few clicks. With the latest Luna update on PC, Mac, and Fire TV, a new broadcast button lets you stream gameplay live with a camera feed overlaid on-screen, providing a new, simple way to broadcast to friends or the Twitch community. With Fire TV devices, simply use a QR code to connect your phone as a webcam and mic.
  • Luna Phone Controller: Users can now try Luna on Fire TV using just an iPhone or Android phone as the controller through the Luna Controller app, available as a free download in the iOS and Android app stores. The on-screen controller is an option for new or casual gamers without a controller who want to check out side-scrollers, turn-based RPGs, trivia titles, and more.

Amazon Luna still limited to mainland United States

In spite of leaving early access, there is still no official word when Amazon plans to expand availability of its cloud gaming services beyond the mainland boarders of the United States. Let me know in the comments below if you are a Luna subscriber or plan on checking it out.