Amazon’s ‘Play on Luna’ button on Twitch is more potential than practical


Amazon is tying two of its big gaming efforts, the Twitch streaming platform and its Luna cloud gaming service, a bit closer together. If you’re looking at a game’s page on Twitch and that game is available on Luna, you might now see a “Play on Luna” button that takes you to the title on the cloud gaming service (via 9to5Google).

While the button could be a handy way to hop directly into an interesting game you found on Twitch, there are still a lot of limitations to Luna that make the process of just jumping in and playing a game harder than it should be.

Screenshot by Jay Peters / The Verge
We need more people playing Sonic Mania on Twitch.

First of all, to see the button at all, it appears you need to be…

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