The first manufacturer to support this will be PDP, which has already announced its first controller for the Korean brand's smart TVs.
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Samsung has been working for some time to integrate its cloud-based Gaming Hub platform. The idea is to bring this technology to several of its high-end smart TVs, as well as smart PC monitors and gaming monitors like the Odyssey family.
The platform allows users to play high-end games, such as Starfield through Xbox Cloud Gaming, without the need for a PC or a gaming console, and it is compatible with services like Amazon Luna and NVIDIA GeForce NOW, among others. Although it is also designed for other streaming technologies like Netflix or Spotify, let’s say everything is integrated there.
Now manufacturers can license their controllers for Samsung TVs
But the company’s plans go beyond a simple Gaming Hub, and we have already seen strategic partnerships with giants like Microsoft. Now, the company has announced that it will allow third-party gaming accessory manufacturers to create officially licensed products to work with Gaming Hub TVs and monitors.
Starting this year, compatible products will carry the “Designed for Samsung Gaming Hub” badge, indicating that they have been tested to ensure compatibility, quality, performance, security, and protection on Samsung devices. These accessories promise to offer the best gaming streaming experience on the Samsung Gaming Hub, regardless of the chosen compatible Samsung device by the players.
Of course, you can use an “Unofficial” controller as long as it has Bluetooth, but these new peripherals have an extra level of compatibility and guarantees that they have been created for this specific purpose and hardware.
PDP Replay, the first controller for Samsung TVs
The first officially licensed product for Samsung Gaming Hub TVs and monitors comes from the renowned third-party controller manufacturer PDP. It is the wireless Replay controller, which not only allows gaming on Gaming Hub but also functions as a remote control for the TV or monitor, providing features such as audio control, device power on and off.
In addition, it has a dedicated Samsung Gaming Hub button to launch the platform directly. This wireless controller has a battery life of up to 40 hours on a single charge and is available for pre-order on Amazon for $49.99, with shipments expected by the end of this month.
Note: This content has been translated with an artificial intelligence tool, so the translation may be slightly inaccurate. The original version written by our editor is the Spanish version.