There are a number of gaming platforms for gamers to choose from. Home are the days when you only needed to own a gaming PC or a game console to enjoy your games. Thanks to improving technology, you can now easily play your favorite games on any decent PC or even on the Smart TVs thanks to Cloud Gaming services. Now, even triple-A-titled games can be played easily on Samsung Smart TVs or Smart Monitors provided you have a cloud gaming subscription and good internet connectivity.
Well, there are now more devices that you can use to play your favorite video games. Samsung has now launched the Samsung Gaming Hub – a gaming platform that allows you to access a number of apps and cloud gaming services. With Stadia nearing its deathbed, the Samsung Gaming Hub is the new way to enjoy all of your favorite games. Let’s take a look at everything you need to know about Samsung Gaming Hub.
Samsung Gaming Hub – Everything You Need to Know
Now that you know what the Samsung Gaming Hub is about, it’s time to take a deep dive into what the platform offers, what devices are supported, and also what types of controllers are compatible with the platform.
Samsung Gaming Hub Supported TVs
Since this is a brand new platform, you can expect the platform to be available only for Samsung Smart TVs and Monitors that have been released in 2022. Just a few days ago, Samsung announced its support for 2021 models. With regards to older models, there is no info yet if those models will be supporters in the future via software updates or not
2022 Models – Eligibility
- Samsung NEO QLED 4K Smart TV- QN90B
- Samsung NEO QLED 4K Smart TV- QN95B
- Samsung NEO QLED 8K Smart TV- QN800B
- Samsung NEO QLED 8K Smart TV- QN900B
- Samsung QLED 4K Smart TV- Q60B
- Samsung 2022 Odyssey Ark Monitor
2021 Models – Eligibility
- Global – QN800A, QN850A, QN900A, WS1A, QN700A, LS03A, AU7000, AU8000, AU9000, QN95A-QN85A, & Q80A-Q50A.
- US – 98QN90A, 32Q60A, all sizes of Q70A and AU8000.
Samsung’s Gaming Hub is unavailable on the 2022 Sero and Freestyle Projector. Also, your Samsung TVs software needs to be on version 1302.5 or above. To use the Samsung Gaming Hub, you will have to sign into the service using your Samsung account. So, be sure to create one if you plan on using the service
Samsung Gaming Hub Supported Apps
Since this is a relatively new platform, there are currently a handful of apps and services on the platform. Gradually there will be more apps and services support in the years to come- provided Samsung doesn’t go ahead and kill the platform in its early years. Here is a list of apps and services that are currently available on Samsung’s Gaming Hub.
- Amazon Luna
- Google Stadia
- Nvidia’s GeForce NOW
- Xbox Game Pass
Samsung Gaming Hub – Supported Regions / Availability
While you will be able to purchase the new 2022 lineup of Samsung Smart TVs from any part of the world, only a handful of regions are supported by the Samsung Gaming Hub.
- United Kingdom
- United States
Not all services will be available in the currently supported regions, so check and see if you have access to all the apps and services that are present in Samsung’s gaming Hub.
Samsung Gaming Hub Supported Controllers
Now, what good is a gaming platform if it doesn’t support gaming hardware such as controllers? A lot of video games out there can be easily played using a wired or wireless controller. Since Samsung’s Gaming Hub is on smart TVs, it is ideal to be using Bluetooth controllers to play your games via the cloud.
Thankfully enough, you can use a good number of Bluetooth controllers while playing games via Samsung’s Gaming Hub. Here is a list of all the controllers supported by Samsung’s Gaming Hub.
- Amazon Luna Controller
- Google Stadia Controller
- Logitech F310
- Logitech F510
- Logitech F710
- Nvidia Shield Controller
- PowerA MOGA XP5-X Plus Controller
- Sony DualSense Controllers
- Sony DualShock 4 Controllers
- Xbox 360 Wired Controller
- Xbox Adaptive Controllers
- Xbox Elite Wireless Series 2
- Xbox One Controllers
- Xbox Series X and Sereis S Controllers
The best part about using wireless controllers with Samsung Gaming Hub is the fact that you can connect upto 4 wireless controllers to your TV when you might be playing couch co-op multiplayer games. This is especially perfect when you have a number of friends who want to play multiplayer games at a party.
Samsung Gaming Hub – Download and Price
The Samsung Gaming Hub comes pre-installed on the 2022 lineup of Smart TVs by Samsung. So, you do not need to download any type of app for it. Plus the good thing about Samsung’s Gaming Hub is that it is free to use. Of course, you will have to pay for the services that you use within the Gaming Hub. But, these payments will be for apps such as Spotify, Xbox Game Pass, Amazon Luna, etc.
If your Samsung 2022 Smart TV doesn’t have the Gaming Hub, you will be getting it via a software update which will be pushed later on.
Samsung Gaming Hub Games List
There is no such list as to what games support your Samsung 2022 Smart TVs. But, if you want to know what games you can play on your Smart TV, you can check out the lists we have prepared that show you games available on Utomik, Google Stadia, Amazon Luna, Xbox Game Pass, and GeForce NOW. And, if you are thinking about whether your games will sync to the cloud, yes they actually and you will be able to continue your game progress on any other device that supports the actual Cloud Gaming platform.
Samsung Gaming Hub Xbox and PlayStation Support
As of now, you will be able to access and play Xbox Games, via the Xbox Game Pass subscription. With regards to PlayStation games, the Gaming Hub will slowly but surely be supporting PlayStation Plus. PlayStation Plus allows you to play popular PlayStation games via the cloud. You can check out all the games by heading here or moving to the official Samsung Gaming Hub website.
This concludes everything you need to know about Samsung’s Gaming Hub platform designed for 2022 Smart TVs and monitors. Looking at how one is now able to play their favorite games on a Samsung smart TV, what do you think about Samsung’s idea of gaming?
Do you think other smart TV brands should follow suit and release trier own gaming platforms? Do let us know your thoughts on the Samsung Gaming Hub in the comments section below.