Samsung is going all-in on cloud gaming, with the company revealing more collaborations with game-streaming services for its smart TVs, as well as a handful of new features. The South Korean electronics giant recently announced that Antstream Arcade and Blacknut will be joining other cloud gaming services on their platform.
Antstream Arcade players access to more than 1,500 iconic games, as well as weekly multiplayer challenges and tournaments. Select Samsung TV owners will soon be able to battle their friends and other players worldwide with retro titles from the 80s, 90s, and early 2000s.
Meanwhile, Blacknut’s Cloud Gaming services comes with a growing catalog of 500+ premium PC and console games, all accessible through a “click and play” experience, allowing up to five players to play simultaneously on any compatible device. Blacknut’s library includes classic AAA games, indie favorites, story-driven adventures, strategy as well as racing and sports games.
Samsung is giving more players access to game streaming through select 2021 Samsung Smart TVs, which will be available throughout the end of the year. Individual apps from Xbox, NVIDIA GeForce NOW and Utomik, with Blacknut and Antstream Arcade will also be available by 2023. Mike Lucero, Head of Product for Gaming at North America Service Business Team, Samsung Electronics states:
“When Samsung Gaming Hub rolled out earlier this year on 2022 TV models, the number one question we received was ‘when is game streaming coming to my 2021 TV.’ Today we are happy to share with our eager fans that they will be able to play the games they love before the end of this year. With any leading Bluetooth-enabled gaming controller and internet connection, millions of players will be able to access an expansive library of games ranging from the best AAAs to the hottest indies and retro games directly through partner apps on select 2021 Smart TVs, making Samsung devices a preferred destination for game streaming.”
The individual gaming apps can soon be downloaded via the Samsung App Store on the Media Hub directly on the TV.