Amazon Luna is Amazon’s premier cloud gaming platform. We’ll be guiding you on how to install, and start playing games on Amazon Luna through an Android device. Let’s get started.
Getting the Luna App
The app isn’t available through the App Store as of now. We’ll have to set it up as Home screen Shortcut for easy accessibility. First, make sure you are logged into your Amazon account on your browser and then go to amazon.com/luna. You do have to be signed up for Luna to get access to this. Click here to see how to sign up for Luna.
Once you are on the homepage of Luna, navigate to a game hit the Play button. Luna will then give you the instructions on how to add the app shortcut on your Home Screen.
- Press the more button on your browser’s menu bar below.
- Press ‘Add to Home Screen’. Hit ‘Add’ to confirm
- Launch Luna from Home Screen
Starting the Luna App
Now that you have the Luna app on your home screen, let’s take a quick look at it and then start playing a game to see how things run. Hit the app shortcut and sign-in again to your Amazon account that you signed up Luna with.
Once you are signed in to Luna, it will ask you who is playing. You have the option to have another user login to play Luna on one account. Choose your user to continue. Luna will then show you a tip screen to get started and what is new to Luna. Read everything over then hit “OK”. After this, you will come to the dashboard.
Luna Home Dashboard Overview
The Luna Home dashboard is where you will find the latest game releases, featured games, and top game picks, plus your most previously played games. Use the hamburger icon to open the Luna menu.
The library tab is where you will have a list of all the games you have access to play under your current subscription status.
The next tab is your Playlist. Luna makes it easy to add your favorite games to this playlist by clicking the “Add to Playlist” button from the details of a game page.
Searching for something special in Luna? Feel free to search for it here in the Search tab.
The Couch tab allows you to start a multiplayer session with others who don’t have Luna. See our getting started with Luna Couch to see how this works.
Last but not least, we have the Settings tab. Here you can view and setup your controllers, check on your account status, set parental controls, play with your audio and video quality, link your accounts for Ubisoft+ and Twitch, view the help pages and send feedback, and view the about pages.
Playing Games on Luna with an Android
Let’s get into a game to see how things play. Go back to the library or the Home dashboard and click on a game you want to play. Hit the “Play Now” button to get that game started. Make sure you have your controller connected and ready to go. If not, you can connect a controller of your choice to your device and then go to the Settings tab to make sure it is connected to the app. If you don’t have a controller, you can use the on-screen controller as seen here.
Once you are in game, play the game as you would normally with your chosen controller. Go back to the game page and start it up. You will notice that Luna does not require you to turn you phone to landscape mode to play. I do recommend it though since your screen will be much wider so you can see more while playing.
Exiting the Game and the Luna App
Once you are ready to quit playing you game, hit on the Luna button on your on-screen controller and a side menu will slide out and you will be able to see the option to Exit the game. Hit the button to quit and it will confirm. After you quit your game, Luna will ask you for feedback. Choose an option and then you are done. Choose a different game or close the app altogether.
I hope this tutorial has guided you on the ins and outs of how to play Luna on your Android. For the latest news, gameplay, and comparisons on Cloud gaming platforms like Luna, be sure to like this video and subscribe. Keep it tuned right here at the only place where you can do battle in gaming heaven – Cloud Gaming Battle.