06 December 2022
UPDATE (December 7th, 2022):
Samsung has started rolling out game streaming support for 2021 smart TVs. The announcement urges users to check for the latest firmware update that should become available anytime soon. Once the update is installed, they should be able to see all the supported streaming services like Xbox cloud gaming, NVIDIA GeForce Now, and Amazon Luna. You can then connect your favorite controller and start playing video games right away.
2021 Samsung Smart TV game streaming is officially rolling out! 🎉— Samsung Gaming (@SamsungGaming) December 6, 2022
1️⃣ Check for the latest firmware update on your 2021 Samsung Smart TV.
2️⃣ Connect your favorite controller.
3️⃣ Start playing from our amazing lineup of game streaming services! pic.twitter.com/TipRt5Ub55
Original (November 17th, 2022)
With the rise of cloud gaming, Samsung has shown a keen interest in adapting to the newest demands of its customers. It announced Samsung Gaming Hub for select 2022 Samsung smart TV models earlier this year. It is now expanding its support to older smart TV models that were launched in 2021.
Samsung has announced select 2021 smart TV users will receive Xbox cloud gaming, NVIDIA GeForce Now, Amazon Luna, and Utomik gaming apps. The rollout will begin as soon as next week and is expected to reach everyone by the end of the year. It will allow users to play their favorite video games directly on the TV and without the need for downloading or installing those titles.
Here is the list of 2021 Samsung smart TVs that will get these apps:
One thing to note is that these older models will not get the whole Samsung Gaming Hub. All these game streaming services will be available as stand-alone apps. You will need to search for these apps on your Samsung TV's store and then download them to start playing.
Mike Lucero, Head of Product for Gaming at Samsung Electronics said,
“Today we’re happy to share with our eager fans that they’ll be able to play the games they love before the end of the 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.”