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Amazon Luna finally rolls out 720p streaming for slower internet speeds

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Amazon Luna (Image credit: Joe Maring / Android Central)

What you need to know

  • Amazon rolls out lower HD streaming for its Luna gaming service.
  • The feature has been highly requested for gamers with slower internet connections.
  • 4K game streaming is still in the works.

Amazon Luna is currently one of the best game streaming apps on Android and a worthy contender to Google Stadia. While it's available on the best Android phones via your smartphone browser, the best way to play Luna is on your PC or Fire TV set. The streaming service offers tons of games that can be played at 1080p/60fps, which sounds great, but while Amazon has been working to bring 4K support, gamers have actually been asking to lower the resolution.

In response, Amazon has announced Thursday that it's rolling out the ability to set the resolution to 720p:

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While it may seem strange for gamers to request a lower resolution, FHD can use up a lot of bandwidth in a short amount of time and can cause players to hit data caps fairly quickly. As noted in the blog post, you can switch your resolution in the settings menu under Audio & Video Quality.

For anyone interested in trying out Amazon Luna, you can head over to the landing page below to request early access. The subscription costs just $5.99 per month, or you can get additional access to Ubisoft+ for $14.99 a month. You can also check out the list of Amazon Luna compatible browsers and devices, which now includes the best Fire TV sticks.

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Amazon Luna

The Amazon Luna cloud streaming service may still be in "early access," but it offers a large library of games for just $5.99 a month. Games can be played at FHD/60fps with support for 4K streaming coming soon on your favorite devices.

Derrek Lee
Derrek Lee

Derrek is a long-time Nokia and LG fanboy who loves astronomy, videography, and sci-fi movies. When he's not working, he's most likely working out or smoldering at the camera.

2 Comments
  • They still need a android app and not something that's a pinned browser shortcut on the home screen
  • Heh, the service needs BETTER video quality, not worse. Because I gotta tell ya the quality of the video is about on the same level as an amateur YouTube video from over ten years ago. Absolutely terrible, in other words. It is not a contender to anything, for the record.