Samsung announces cloud gaming for Tizen TVs, offers no further details

Samsung announced it is entering the cloud gaming market with an offering for Tizen smart TV platform. The company did not provide details on the games, platforms, launch dates, or any other information about the announcement at its Samsung Developer Conference keynote. While cloud gaming is a popular area among its major tech rivals, it's also something Samsung has tried before.
Samsung partnered with Gaikai, a game streaming company, to bring cloud gaming to high-end TVs in the early 2010s. It was the same pitch as today. Samsung Cloud Gaming would allow you to play games with just a TV, an internet connection, and a controller. Although the system was initially launched in beta, Gaikais' new owner decided to move in a different direction. This new owner was Sony and the tech was eventually incorporated into the sub-par PlayStation Now service.

In 2021, Samsung will be facing more competition than in 2012.

Samsung will be facing more competition in 2021 than it faced in the early days. Google has its Stadia service, Amazon has Luna and other gaming-focused companies such as Nvidia and Microsoft have their own offerings. The goal is to offer the same game experience on both phones and TVs through game streaming services. Samsung stated that the cloud gaming service allows users to play the latest games from their Samsung Smart TVs equipped with the Tizen platform. However, this could change in the near future.

Samsung claims that it is working with partners to develop the service and that it uses web technology to power it. Samsung did not immediately respond to our request for additional information on the service. We will update you if we hear back.

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