During CES 2022, Samsung announced its Gaming Hub, presenting the world with its new gaming strategy to go further with smart TVs and displays. Today, Samsung’s platform went live, debuting on 2022 Smart TVs and its Smart Display series.
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Samsung Gaming Hub will provide game streaming content without the need for additional hardware functionality. The company has partnered with some of the biggest companies in the gaming industry such as Xbox, Nvidia, Google, and more. This means that users will be able to access hundreds of games at the touch of a button.
As mentioned earlier, to take advantage of the Gaming Hub, you’ll need to own one of Samsung’s latest TV or Smart Display series. The company says:
“Players will be able to easily browse and discover games from the largest selection available, regardless of platform.“
Although not powered by any additional hardware, the Samsung Gaming Hub is fully fleshed out thanks to the Tizen OS and its improvements. The combination of software and hardware provides “advanced traffic improvements and latency reduction technology”.
Furthermore, the new TV models also offer “faster decoding technology and optimized buffer control,” which reduces the previous model’s input lag by 30 percent. Samsung also uses AI upscaling technology in order to deliver the best possible experience when it comes to 4K and 8K content.
In addition to being able to access a wide range of gaming services, the service will also provide support for accessories such as Bluetooth controllers and wireless headphones. These devices will seamlessly connect to every supported service within the Gaming Hub, without having to pair them with the service individually.
The Samsung Gaming Hub is now available with instant access to Xbox, Nvidia GeForce Now, Google Stadia, Utomik, Twitch, YouTube and Spotify. Amazon Luna support will arrive at a later time.