PlayGalaxy Link didn’t have much time in the limelight at last week’s Unpacked press event. Samsung had to try and cram a large amount of information into a short segment, with the press conference only lasting an hour. But a small portion of the event did cover a bit about mobile gaming. There also wasn’t much available on the video from Samsung’s Korean video channel.
The streaming service GamePlay Live allows users to stream computer games to their Galaxy Note 10. The service will be accessible for download sometime in the first half of September this year. The app will be available on Android as well as Windows 10. The service won’t cost you anything and it uses technology made by the New York-based cloud gaming startup, Parsec. The company’s tech is being utilized in the app, enabling gamers to stream their favourite gaming titles from a Windows computer without battling high latency issues.
“It’s humbling and exciting to us to be the chosen partner to provide the low latency streaming technology that powers the PlayGalaxy Link application,” says Parsec’s Chief Executive Officer and co-founder, Benjy Boxer. “This further demonstrates that our market leading technology can form the core of any game streaming product. Providing our ultra low latency high frame rate streaming software and our proprietary networking to other companies, furthers our mission to democratize access to games.”
Mobile game streaming is taking off
The service comes as several of tech’s most noteworthy names are practicing a more active and defined role in the mobile gaming industry. Apple will soon be introducing their arcade mobile gaming subscription service, Google has developed complete remote game streaming via Stadia, and Microsoft – which recently partnered with Samsung – will also offer console-mobile streaming through the Xbox.