With CES kicking off very soon, Samsung has already announced some interesting new features coming to its 2022 QLED TV range. One of which is the new Gaming Hub. Samsung says that this Gaming Hub, which is set to launch later this year, will act as a sort of discovery platform that bridges hardware and software together for users to enjoy.
In short, the Gaming Hub will act as an app where users can access their cloud gaming services, discover new gaming content and even keep up-to-date with news, trailers and release dates.
In order to make this Samsung Gaming Hub real, the company has also partnered with a handful of streaming services including NVIDIA GeForce NOW, Stadia and Utomik. Samsung also claims they have more partnerships in the works. For those of you who don’t use game streaming services, this Gaming Hub is pretty useless. So in South Africa where these services aren’t available, this app will most likely be excluded from the 2022 QLED TV range. Samsung says:
“Our Samsung Smart TVs provide the ultimate entertainment destination for everyone across generations, interests, and viewing preferences. We know that gaming continues to increase in popularity for our customers and we have bridged the gap between our Smart TV leadership and advanced gaming software to create an easier way for people to enjoy the games they love, faster. We developed the Samsung Gaming Hub with our incredible content partners to benefit all gamers, and we plan to continue our collaboration to grow the ecosystem.”
By the sound of things, the Samsung Gaming Hub will also allow players to instantly launch the streaming apps and jump into their games. So instead of launching Stadia, you can go from the Gaming Hub into your Stadia games. We will share more information on the Samsung Gaming Hub and its local offerings in the coming weeks.