Video game rental service has just announced it’s foray into the future of games delivery as a streaming service(think Netflix but for video games). Exclusive to the Amazon Fire TV, GameFly will allow customers to purchase specific “Game Packs” to stream content through the Fire OS console, adding another delivery method for the rental giant. The info released on their site follows:
“GameFly Streaming is bringing the future of gaming directly to you in your home. Through our acquisition of Playcast Media Systems, Inc., a cloud-based streaming technology company, GameFly Streaming will be introduced in the US in the Fire TV App store starting June 2. Our service streams high end video games directly to your TV providing a next-gen console-like experience for core and casual gamers alike.”
How does GameFly Streaming work?
All you need is your HDTV, an Amazon Fire TV, and an Amazon account. In the GameFly Streaming app, you can choose from a variety of gaming titles from the leading brands and independent studios. To get started, simply select a game pack that suits you and you are on your way. Your Amazon account will be billed and you can focus on enjoying the games! We stream the games directly to your TV and you use the Amazon Fire TV game controller to play. You are also welcome to play using the Xbox 360, Logitech F-310 or Logitech F-710 game controllers. Our technology is solely focused on high quality playability – in other words, we minimize latency and emphasize video quality so you can play the games uninterrupted on your TV. The games run on our server andstream video directly to your TV. For an optimal gaming experience, we recommend a wired Internet connection with at least 10 Mbps of bandwidth. We also support 5 GHz Wi-Fi service (802.11n, 802.11ac standard).
What games are available?
With the Amazon Fire TV, we offer a variety of genres from Action to Family for you to choose from. If you want to try some games before you buy a pack, you are welcome to! We have a ten minute free evaluation period for each game.
Action Pack (7 titles) – $6.99/month includes F.E.A.R. 3, Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising, Red Faction: Armageddon, Red Faction: Guerilla, Mafia II, Sleeping Dogs and Hitman
Adventure Pack (7 titles) – $6.99/month includes Dark Void, Overlord II, Darksiders, Darksiders II, Batman: Arkham Asylum, Batman: Arkham City, Batman: Arkham Origins
Gamer Pack (16 titles) – $9.99/month includes F.E.A.R. 3, Red Faction: Armageddon, Red Faction: Guerilla, Sleeping Dogs, Hitman, Darksiders, Darksiders II, Batman: Arkham Asylum, Batman: Arkham City, Batman: Arkham Origins, Shank, Shank 2, Dark Void, Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising, Mafia II, Overlord II
Speed Pack (7 titles) – $6.99/month includes Ace Combat, Dirt 3, GRID, GRID 2, MotoGP13, Ridge Racer Unbounded, WRC 4
Fun Pack (7 titles) – $6.99/month includes Flock!, PAC-MAN Championship Edition, PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures, LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7, Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams, Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams – Rise of the Owlverlord, BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger
LEGO Pack (7 titles) – $6.99/month includes LEGO Batman, LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes, LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, LEGO Lord of the Rings, LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7, LEGO Marvel: Super Heroes, LEGO The Hobbit.