Samsung’s Gaming Hub Brings Cloud Gaming to Its Smart TVs – CES 2022

Following the announcement last October during its SDC21 keynote presentation, Samsung has finally announced its new cloud gaming platform for televisions.

As part of the CES 2022 announcements, Samsung’s Gaming Hub is a new platform service that aims to play video games on your TV without a game console or gaming PC. Samsung confirmed that Nvidia’s GeForce Now, Google Stadia and Utomics will act as the launch partner for the Gaming Hub, with all three services supported by Tizen, Samsung’s Linux-based mobile operating system. Further services are expected in the future.

A screenshot of the Samsung Gaming Hub |  Image: Samsung

A screenshot of the Samsung Gaming Hub | Image: Samsung

The Samsung Gaming Hub announcement serves as competition for Microsoft, which announced last year that its Xbox division is going beyond consoles to bring the Xbox ecosystem and Xbox experience to smart TVs and streaming sticks. Although Samsung has not named Xbox as a partner for the Gaming Hub, it will be interesting to see if both parties will work together on Samsung’s new gaming project.

Samsung Gaming Hub is slated to appear on selected 2022 smart TVs from the technology giant later this year.

Taylor is the Associate Tech Editor at IGN. You can follow her on Twitter @TayNixster.

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