14 October 2019
Samsung at its Unpacked event for the Galaxy Note 10 series also provided a brief on its modern take on the mobile gaming. Samsung offered only a preview of GalaxyPlay Link, its new game streaming service at the launch, but now, a few more details have surfaced via Techcrunch, according to which the Galaxy Note users will be able to get their hands on the new game streaming service this month. Previously, it was reported that the service will launch in early September but later, the tech site confirmed the change.
According to what Techcrunch managed to obtain, the service will get officially launched as a form of a free downloadable app. This will allow the users to stream PC games right onto their Note 10 devices. The PC will need to be running Windows 10 and the gameplay will be streamed simultaneously across both the devices. This gaming streaming service leverages technology created by Parsec, a New York-based cloud gaming startup.
According to Parsec’s CEO and co-founder Benjy Boxer, the company’s offers ultra-low latency high frame streaming software to their partners. This means the streaming between PC and your Galaxy Note 10 will have very less latency so that you can enjoy the smooth mobile gaming.
Samsung has shown its serious contribution to mobile gaming time to time and this GalaxyPlay Link stream is the outcome of one such effort. Its Game Launcher application and the partnership with Epic Games have shown the interest of Samsung in the ever-evolving mobile gaming phase. The company isn’t looking back or sitting idle in the era where Google Stadia, NVIDIA GeForce No, Apple Arcade, and Valve’s Steam Link like services are ready to dominate.
The best part is, the GalaxyPlay Link may let you stream the games which are already available, unlike Google Stadia. But on a downside, it looks like Samsung’s streaming service will rely on a third-party controller to play your games. Going by Samsung hands-on video, a Glap controller has been used to play games.
The GalaxyPlay Link appears to be a small step in front of the big game streaming services but it’s not too small to neglect. Currently, the service that appears to be exclusive to Galaxy Note 10 series may soon become available to Samsung’s other phones as well.
Samsung is expected to bring more information and put a good demo this month when it unveils the tech. So stay tuned and come back to see where it heads.