Samsung unveils ‘designed for Samsung Gaming Hub’ partner accessory program

Samsung unveiled a new partner accessory program for gaming gear that works with the Samsung Gaming Hub.

The “Designed for Samsung Gaming Hub” program features officially licensed products for the Samsung Gaming Hub, the cloud gaming platform that enables you to play cloud-based games on a modern Samsung TV without the need for a PC or game console.

The first licensee for the program is Performance Designed Products (PDP), which is showing its Replay Wireless Controller this week at CES 2024, the big tech trade show in Las Vegas this week.

Samsung said the objective of the program is to work with leading gaming accessory companies to drive the next generation of best-in-class partner products for the Samsung Gaming Hub, Samsung’s game streaming platform.

“Samsung recognizes the indispensable role of accessories in elevating gaming experiences,” said Jiho
Ha, head of service partnerships group at Samsung Electronics, in a statement. “Building on our already-high level of compatibility, the ‘Designed for Samsung Gaming Hub’ program will see us collaborating with trusted partners to craft accessories that further enhance the premier experience of the Samsung Gaming Hub.”

Starting this year, players will see the “Designed for Samsung Gaming Hub” badge, which designates the
product has been tested for compatibility, quality, performance, safety and security on Samsung devices.

Accessories displaying this badge guarantee the best possible game streaming experience on Samsung
Gaming Hub, regardless of the supported Samsung device players choose.

The Replay Wireless Controller will include a built-in, rechargeable battery for up-to 40 hours of playtime per charge, a 30-foot range low-latency Bluetooth wireless connection, a Samsung Gaming Hub home button capable of immediately launching Samsung Gaming Hub, an easy-to-use TV volume and power control button and more.

Gamers can get a closer look at the “Replay Midnight Blue” at the Samsung booth at CES. The controller
is now available for pre-order on the PDP website and will be available across Amazon and Best Buy at a later date.

Asked why it needed the program, Samsung said Samsung Gaming Hub is compatible with 90% of the Bluetooth controllers in the market; with the “Designed for Samsung Gaming Hub” program, the company is introducing more best-in-class products for players to choose from, beginning with PDP’s Replay Wireless Controller. This is in line with Samsung’s continued commitment to give gamers more choice in how they play with Samsung Gaming Hub.

“Designed for Samsung Gaming Hub” products are tested for compatibility, quality, performance, safety and security on Samsung devices to provide the best possible game streaming experience on Samsung Gaming Hub. As for the business model, Samsung isn’t disclosing specifics.

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