Cloud Gaming also on Samsung 2021 Smart TVs

Streaming game apps like Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, nVidia GeForce Now and Utomik won't be restricted to the latest Samsung Smart TVs after all.

Announced and previewed at the CES show in Las Vegas in January 2022, the Samsung Gaming Hub arrived last July on Samsung 2022 Smart TVs, with the ambition of establishing itself as the ultimate aggregator of Cloud Gaming video game services. To play your favorite games without a console or PC, just with a controller, keyboard and/or mouse (see our news Samsung 2022 Smart TVs dematerialize PCs and consoles).

Cloud Gaming apps coming soon to Samsung 2021 Smart TVs

Very well. Except that in passing, as indicated by the title of our news in reference above) older television models were excluded, leaving many users potentially interested in Cloud Gaming on the floor. However, Samsung recently announced the arrival of the individual streaming applications Xbox, Google Stadia, Utomik and GeForce Now on 2021 vintage Samsung Smart TVs (even if the Gaming Hub itself remains exclusive on 2022 models). As a reminder, we specify the Samsung 2021 Smart TV series concerned: QN750A, QN800A, QN850A, QN900A, WS1A, LS03A, AU7000, AU8000, AU9000, Q50A, Q60A, Q70A, Q80A, QN85A, QN90A and QN95A.

The word to Mike Lucero, Product Manager Gaming Samsung North America

“When Samsung Gaming Hub launched earlier this year on 2022 TV models, the first question we were asked was, “When will game streaming come to my 2021 TV?” . Today we are happy to announce to our die-hard fans that they will be able to play the games they love before the end of this year, said Mike Lucero, Director of Gaming Products for the Business Service Americas team. North of Samsung Electronics. With any Bluetooth gamepad and an internet connection, millions of gamers will be able to access a vast library of games ranging from the best AAA games to the hottest retro and indie games, directly through partner apps on Smart TVs. 2021. Samsung TVs will thus become the benchmark for streaming gaming”.

Other Samsung Smart TVs soon to be affected?

We were even told that the Korean manufacturer was carrying out checks on the compatibility of these streaming applications on Samsung Smart TVs prior to 2021. No doubt many models will not be able to manage them because of on-board processors too tight in terms of resources. But maybe some of them, we think of 8K Ultra HD televisions, have the necessary power and internal memory. Response in the coming months for a possible addition to the list of Samsung Smart TV references compatible with Cloud Gaming applications.