Samsung’s Gaming Hub integrates cloud gaming with its smart TVs

Samsung's Gaming Hub integrates cloud gaming with its smart TVs

The announcement of the Samsung Gaming Hub serves as some competition to Microsoft, which announced last year that its Xbox division is moving beyond consoles to bring the Xbox ecosystem and experience onto smart TVs and streaming sticks. While Samsung has not named Xbox as a partner for the Gaming Hub, it will be interesting to see if both parties will partner on Samsung’s new gaming endeavor. Samsung Gaming Hub is slated to release later this year on select 2022 smart TVs made by the tech giant.

Samsung has officially launched its new cloud gaming platform for TVs, which it first announced last October during its SDC21 keynote address. Samsung’s Gaming Hub, announced at CES 2022, is a new platform service that allows you to play video games on your TV without a game console or gaming PC. Samsung has announced that Nvidia’s GeForce Now, Google Stadia, and Utomik will be the Gaming Hub’s launch partners. All three services will be powered by Tizen, Samsung’s Linux-based mobile operating system, with more services to follow.