After Microsoft’s xCloud, Samsung is the Latest Entrant in the Cloud Gaming Market

Published 10/28/2021, 9:23 AM EDT


Samsung smart TV users will soon be able to play games through cloud-gaming services. On 26th Oct 2021, the senior vice president of visual display, Yongjae Kim made this official announcement in the SDC21 keynote presentation. Samsung is all set to enter the gaming business through its cloud gaming service.

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This service will allow smart-tv users to play games on their TV without investing in any external hardware. This service will be available through Tizen operating system, which is a Linux-based operating system. Also, Tizen is an OS that is globally used in Samsung smart-TV; however, it also aids other Samsung devices.

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Post this announcement, Samsung will now compete with cloud gaming giants like Microsoft’s xCloud and Nvidia Geforce NOW. As of now, Microsoft xCloud is one of the leading companies in the field of cloud gaming; while the company provides options to play hundreds of games across any platform through its game pass feature.

Microsoft is expanding its services at a very good pace; meanwhile, it also has plans to launch its smart-tv app and streaming dongle in the future. Along with Microsoft, there are other players in the market, like Amazon Luna, Google Stadia, Nvidia, and Netflix being the youngest player in the gaming sector. Watch Samsung’s SDC21 keynote presentation:-

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Samsung Cloud Gaming And Future Plans:-

Here’s what Yongjae Kim said “To diversify your game selection on Samsung Smart TVs, we are developing a new Cloud Game platform, This means that soon, you will be able to enjoy games without purchasing high-end hardware, and developers can easily apply Samsung Smart TV’s seamless, immersive experience to new games.”

“All of this is possible with Samsung’s Smart TVs powered by Tizen. Tizen is a Linux-based, operating system, built through our collaboration with developers and open-source communities.”

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The company shared no more details about the execution part, development, dates, etc. However, this is not the first attempt by Samsung to enter the gaming market. Back in 2010, the company partnered with Gaikai to launch its cloud gaming for LED TVs; however, things didn’t go as planned and they dropped the idea off.

Things are very different in 2021 with plenty of other players in the market who have a lot to offer to their customers at an attractive price. Samsung needs to come up with something very solid in order to compete with its competitors.

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Swetabh Shekhar

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Swetabh Shekhar is an eSports author at EssentiallySports and holds a Master's degree in Mass Communication. He has been playing video games since his childhood days and has witnessed the evolution of the gaming industry. GTA, Assassins Creed, Call of Duty, and The Walking Dead are some of his all-time favorites.

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