Amazon launches GameOn app to let mobile gamers share gameplay clips
Amazon has unveiled another gaming service, this time aimed at mobile users. Dubbed Amazon GameOn, the service makes it easy for users to capture and share mobile gameplay.
With the GameOn app for Android, users can record 30 second to five minute clips in their favorite mobile games. Over 1,000 games will be supported by GameOn at launch, including PUBG Mobile, Angry Birds 2, and Final Fantasy Brave Exvius. Clips are stored on a user’s device and can be edited within the app and then shared to a user’s GameOn profile page. Users can also personalize videos with selfie commentary and on-screen captions.
While Amazon GameOn allows users to start and stop recording at will, there’s also a Recall feature. Instead of worrying about gameplay taking up all your storage, users can hit the Recall button and only save the last few minutes of gameplay. Users can configure the length of the saved clip, from 30 seconds to five minutes.
In addition to offering users a place to share gameplay clips, users can also participate in challenges. The Featured Challenges section on GameOn’s homepage includes game-specific time-limited contests where users can show off their favorite gameplay clips. Clips can be voted on, and the most popular will receive a digital ranking badge.
One of the challenges going on right now asks players to win a game in PUBG Mobile where the play zone is so small, “you can see the entire perimeter on screen.”
Amazon GameOn service arrives following the launch of Luna, a cloud gaming platform designed to compete in the same space as Google Stadia. Luna is available now in early access and has an introductory price of $5.99 per month.
GameOn is available now for Android and is coming soon to iOS.