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Amazon Luna cloud gaming service early access launches today

The new game-streaming service is now inviting a select number of people to try it out.

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Amazon Luna, the company's new game-streaming service, is starting to welcome gamers onto the platform.


After saying it's received hundreds of thousands of requests for early access, Amazon is granting a limited number of invitations to access Amazon Luna, the company's cloud-based gaming service, starting Tuesday. Eager gamers can request an invitation by clicking here.

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A look at the Amazon Luna dashboard running on an iPad.

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"We are just getting started and need streamers and players of all kinds -- core, casual and first-time gamers -- to provide feedback," reads a blog post by Marc Witten, vice president of Amazon entertainment devices and services. "We want to hear what customers like, what they don't like, and what they want to see us build."

For $6 a month, early-access gamers can play more than 50 games from the Luna Plus channel's library across Fire TV devices, PCs, Macs, and apps for the iPhone and the iPad. (Android versions are still in the works.) An additional gaming channel from Ubisoft is in the works, too.

Participants can also purchase the Amazon Luna gaming controller for $50, or use another supported Bluetooth controller to play.

Amazon isn't saying how many players it's welcoming in the early stages, but adds that it plans to invite more players to join in the coming months.

Watch this: Amazon Luna: Hands-on with the new cloud gaming service