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Samsung discontinues its PlayGalaxy Link service

Samsung is suspending its PlayGalaxy Link. (Source: Samsung)
Samsung is suspending its PlayGalaxy Link. (Source: Samsung)
PlayGalaxy Link is a feature of some Samsung Galaxy flagships by which PC gaming can be done on these devices via a streaming connection. Or was, rather: the OEM has announced that it will wrap this resource up by March 27, 2020.

Samsung's PlayGalaxy Link service had appeared to be gaining steam over the last couple of months. It had been introduced with the Galaxy Note 10 series, and had gained compatibility with the S10 line thereafter. This PC-to-phone streaming facility had also gained a beta program. However, its developer has rather abruptly chosen to shut this down, along with the rest of the service.

The OEM has thanked current PlayGalaxy Link users for their support, but has also informed them that the service will become obsolete on March 27, 2020. Samsung has cited "internal policy changes" as the motivation for this decision. However, they were not discussed in detail in the platform's termination announcement

Samsung does also have a new partnership with Microsoft to facilitate gaming via its proprietary Galaxy app store. Therefore, it is possible that this solution is to superceded its existing form of wireless PC connection. On that note, the OEM has indeed mentioned a "new product" in its PlayGalaxy Link end-of-life statement.

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2020-03-17 (Update: 2020-03-17)
Deirdre O'Donnell
I became a professional writer and editor shortly after graduation. My degrees are in biomedical sciences; however, they led to some experience in the biotech area, which convinced me of its potential to revolutionize our health, environment and lives in general. This developed into an all-consuming interest in more aspects of tech over time: I can never write enough on the latest electronics, gadgets and innovations. My other interests include imaging, astronomy, and streaming all the things. Oh, and coffee.