Samsung’s Gaming Hub has just expanded its game streaming portfolio to mass levels with the addition of Antstream Arcade and Blacknut.
Antstream’s library says it has 1,400+ classic games from the 80s, 90s, etc. and is subscription based. There is a Samsung Gaming Hub deal though where you can get 12mths for $12.
Blacknut is also a game subscription but looks to have newer games and its library extends to little over 500 as of now. Being a Samsung Gaming Hub user you do get exclusive access to a 15 day free trial to test out the Blacknut service.
As long as you have a Samsung Smart TV / Monitor that utilizes Samsung Gaming Hub you can load up and take advantage of the vast library of games.
|SEOUL, Korea – MAY 31, 2023 – Select Samsung Smart TV and Smart Monitor owners will now gain access to nearly 3,000 games as Antstream Arcade and Blacknut have been added to the Samsung Gaming Hub partner lineup, with the rollout starting today. Samsung makes it easy for players of all ages to find content and choose apps from industry-leading game streaming partners: Xbox, NVIDIA GeForce NOW, Amazon Luna, Utomik, and now over 1,400 games with arcade classics from Antstream Arcade, and over 500 premium family titles and exclusive games from Blacknut.|
“Samsung Gaming Hub offers players more ways to access the titles they love and discover new ones to play from our game streaming partners, no console required,” said Mike Lucero, Head of Product Management for Gaming at Samsung Electronics. “With Antstream Arcade and Blacknut, we’ve made games even easier to jump into. Now all you need to do is pick up your Samsung TV remote to enjoy great games like ‘Pac-Man’ and ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire?’, or pair your Bluetooth controller to access thousands of world-class games across genres. With more games and more ways to play, there has never been a better time to play games on Samsung Gaming Hub.”
Antstream Arcade is the world’s largest cloud retro gaming service that provides players access to over 1,400 classic games and 500 mini-challenges. Play classic arcade games like “Galaga,” “Dig Dug” and “Double Dragon” through your Samsung Smart TV or Monitor via the Samsung Gaming Hub.
Antstream Arcade is currently offering 12 months of access to the platform for $12 (or £12 or €12 depending on the region), a significant discount to play the platform’s extensive catalog of retro games.
“Antstream Arcade delivers the best retro arcade video game streaming experience, and we’re proud to align with strong partners like Samsung Gaming Hub that can help us reach more players,” said Steve Cottam, CEO of Antstream Arcade. “We’ve experienced firsthand the excitement people have playing the games of their youth and sharing those games with the next generation of gamers.”
In celebration of the launch, Antstream will be running a Samsung global tournament on the classic platformer spin master for a chance to win a lifetime subscription of Antstream and enter a prize draw to win one of three annual subscriptions. Anyone can enter the tournament at antstream.com.
Blacknut is an online video game streaming service that offers instant access to hundreds of games. With a monthly subscription, players can choose from more than 500 premium games for the whole family, five simultaneously accessible player profiles, and a game library available on a variety of screens.
Curated and equipped with optional parental controls, the Blacknut gaming catalog also offers a wide range of options for younger users. A separate pin-protected profile allows junior gamers to delight in options such as Outright Games’ great adventures based on the most beloved children’s TV Shows including “PAW Patrol” and the “Gigantosaurus” series.
Exclusively for Samsung consumers, thanks to its incorporation into the Samsung Gaming Hub, Blacknut will offer new users a 15-day free trial to explore the catalog and play any of its 500+ premium video games on select 2022 and 2023 Samsung TVs.
“Blacknut is thrilled to partner with Samsung Gaming Hub and introduce our catalog to the popular game streaming platform,” said Nabil Laredj, VP, Business Development & Licensing at Blacknut. “With over 500 games and options for everyone, we are excited to be able to bring cloud gaming to the whole family in a whole new way.”
Samsung Gaming Hub returns to Summer Game Fest in Los Angeles next week with more games, more screens and more ways to pick up and play than ever before – giving players a wider variety of choices in how they want to play. Antstream Arcade and Blacknut will be featured at the Samsung Gaming Hub booth, alongside Samsung Gaming Hub game streaming partners Xbox, NVIDIA GeForce Now, Amazon Luna and Utomik.