Update: Samsung says the Gaming Hub release has not been delayed.
What you need to know
- The launch of the Samsung Gaming Hub has been postponed until later this year.
- It was originally planned for release in the summer.
- This means Stadia and GeForce Now won't be available on Samsung's 2022 smart TVs as scheduled.
The Samsung Gaming Hub (opens in new tab) promises an improved experience for gamers by streamlining access to Google's Stadia and Nvidia's GeForce Now services into a single location. The functionality was originally planned for launch on Samsung's 2022 smart TV lineup (opens in new tab) in the summer, but that is no longer the case.
"The new platform will be available later this year on select 2022 Samsung Smart TV models," according to the South Korean tech giant.
In addition, the feature's availability will "vary by region." It's not clear, however, which territories will see its release.
"Gaming Hub is a new game streaming discovery platform that bridges hardware and software to provide a seamless player experience," the company added. "No downloads required, no storage needed."
The new feature will sit as a new tab in Tizen OS alongside the "Media" and "Ambient" destinations. It will provide full-screen access to apps including Stadia (opens in new tab) and GeForce Now (opens in new tab).
That said, those aren't the only cloud gaming services that will launch on the Gaming Hub. In addition, Samsung promised that more apps would be added to the new hub in the future, including Utomik.
Meanwhile, if you want to have access to both Stadia and GeForce Now on a smart TV right now, both the cloud gaming services are already available on LG's 2021 TV lineup (opens in new tab).
Update April 5, 2022 8:26am
Samsung has confirmed to Android Central that there's no delay to its plan to release the Gaming Hub this year.
"Our launch timing has not changed for Gaming Hub," a Samsung representative said in an email.
Jay Bonggolto always keeps a nose for news. He has been writing about consumer tech and apps for as long as he can remember, and he has used a variety of Android phones since falling in love with Jelly Bean. Send him a direct message via Twitter or LinkedIn.
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