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New AppStream service from Amazon lets you stream games and apps to any device

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Amazon are going to be releasing a new cloud based service titled AppStream, it has been announced today. The service will enable developers to stream applications and HD games from the cloud to any compatible device.

The processing power needed to run the games and applications will be offloaded to the cloud, very similar to services such as OnLive and Sony’s Gaikai. The data will then be streamed to the user’s device, with some of the data also being sent back to the source.

The service is said to allow developers to “build high-fidelity, graphically rich applications that run on a wide variety of devices, start instantly, and have access to all of the compute and storage resources of the AWS Cloud.”

According to TechCrunch any device, including desktops can use the service but it is aimed at mobile developers for the time being.

Anyone here interested in seeing what this will be able to do or do you think it will end up in the same issues that OnLive faced when it was all the rage? It could work really well for streaming applications but once again, it’s down to your internet connection as to how it will perform with HD games.

Source: ShackNews via VG247

  • enkoo

    That is rather an interesting take on. Soon it wont matter what you got. Internet connection will surely matter.