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5 Things to Know About Samsung Gaming Hub to Just Play

4/1/2024

As part of our “Things to Know” series, we’re delving into the must-know features of the ultimate gaming destination – the Samsung Gaming Hub. It’s where the best of gaming comes together on your mobile device, monitor or TV, so you can just play.

With Samsung Gaming Hub, your favorite games, preferred performance settings, and online gaming communities are grouped together for an easy, organized, and streamlined mobile experience. It’s like having Steam or GOG built into your TV, except that all your games are streaming.

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But that’s not all! We’ve partnered with some of the biggest names in the game, including Xbox, NVIDIA GeForce NOW, Amazon Luna, Utomik, Antstream Arcade, Blacknut Cloud Gaming, and Boosteroid. So, whether you’re a fan of classic arcade titles like Pac-Man and Space Invaders, or diving into epic adventures like Halo, Samsung Gaming Hub has got you covered. You can instantly play thousands of games — all with your favorite controller, no console required.

Here’s what you need to know to embrace the game:

1. Set up Your Samsung Gaming Hub

When you start gaming on your Galaxy mobile device, TV or monitor, you’ll receive a prompt to set up Gaming Hub. Upon setup completion, you can access all your games and any new games will be automatically added. Think of it like a gaming folder with bonus features. Here’s a quick guide:

  • Easily discover new games recommended for you on the Gaming Hub home screen. Your recently played games are conveniently grouped together, and you can expand the tray to view all your games.
  • Tap your Gamer Profile to track your gaming accomplishments, playtime, and favorite categories.
  • Get updates on gaming events with the “Events” icon.
  • Bookmark webpages, pictures, and app shortcuts directly within Gaming Hub for instant access.
  • Quickly jump into popular games matching your interests under “New Instant Plays.”
  • Too many games in your app drawer? Hide games you don’t frequently play by tapping “Settings” and choosing “In Gaming Hub Only.”

Dive deeper here.

2. Take Gaming to a Whole New Level with Plug-Ins

The Game Plugins app offers valuable data and insights inside Samsung Gaming Hub to maximize your gaming experience. You can make the most of your gaming setup by adding multiple plugins from the Galaxy Store, including:

  • Aim Assist: Improves visibility of your target in shooting games.
  • Game Booster Plus: Provides performance insights on your phone’s battery level so you can power your games effectively.
  • Game Clock: Sets estimated wait times for games and reminds you to continue playing to avoid missing out on the action.
  • GIF Creator: Design GIF images to share with friends while dominating the competition.
  • PerfZ: Relays information about your device’s status, such as temperature and CPU usage.

Learn more here.

3. Fire Up Discord for Real-time Friend Interaction

Samsung Gaming Hub works in sync with Discord so you can interact with your friends in real time while playing your games. To get started, grant Discord microphone permissions in your Galaxy settings to enable voice chat with your friends. Then, connect your Discord account to your Galaxy by opening Game Launcher. With a few easy steps, you’re ready to jump into Discord and go head-to-head with your friends.

Explore more here.

4. Take Control of Your Gaming Audio

If you’re not a fan of mobile game music or prefer to play discreetly, Samsung Gaming Hub offers a convenient solution. You can effortlessly mute games without having to adjust volume keys. Just tap “Expand” to access additional options and silence all your gaming apps. To unmute, simply tap “Game Sound”. We make it super easy for you to enjoy full control over the sound of your gaming experience.

Watch full instructions here.

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5. Use Game Optimization to Extend Battery Life

No question, mobile gaming can soak up a lot of battery life, but with Samsung Gaming Hub, you can enjoy uninterrupted gaming without depleting your phone’s battery. With Game Booster, you have the flexibility to select from Performance, Standard, or Battery Saver modes. And to conserve even more battery power, you can activate Low Refresh Rate. Now, you can play your favorite games without worrying about sacrificing battery life.

Check out the video here.

With Samsung Gaming Hub, it’s never been easier to manage your gaming all in one place. Stay up to date on Samsung Gaming Hub news and tips here.

Looking for more tips or need additional support from the Samsung Care Team? Visit the Samsung Care YouTube Channel, check out the Samsung Members App and Samsung Communities or text us any time by messaging 1-800-SAMSUNG to start a conversation with a Samsung Care Pro.

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