Most of us still associate gaming on the TV with a game console but forces in the industry are trying to create game streaming services that allow you to stream games like you would stream movies on Netflix. GameFly has just launched on Samsung’s Smart TVs in 21 countries.
Game streaming with GameFly
GameFly is a subscription service that gives you access to a catalog of games. Click on any game and you will be in action in matter of seconds. The game is streamed from a data center so there is no need to install it.
You will need a game controller connected to the TV via a cable. GameFly is supported on Samsung’s 2014 TVs with Smart Hub and 2015 TVs with Tizen. At the moment, the game library is relatively limited with a selection of around 40 games, but more are coming soon. GameFly highlights games such as Batman Arkham Origins, Lego Batman 3, Grid 2 and Hitman Absolution.
GameFly is available in the US, Canada, England, Germany, Spain, Italy, France, Poland, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Portugal, Mexico, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Ireland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, and Israel.
Check in to your local version to see what is available. Depending on your region, GameFly offers several “game packages” at varying price points.
The monthly fee starts at $7 per month. The game streaming service also works on Amazon Fire TV and will expand to more devices in the near future. More information is available at gamefly.com.
Other players are also trying to establish game streaming services. Sony recently launches PlayStation Now that the company believes is the future of PlayStation. Nvidia very recently began rolling out Nvidia Grid that works on the Nvidia Shield game console.
Compatible with 2015 Smart TV (J5500 & over), 2014 Smart TV (H5500 & over)
Recommended gamepad: Logitech F310, F710 & Xbox 360 wired gamepad
Internet speed: 8Mbps for HD streaming, 4Mbps for SD -streaming