Samsung Electronics continues to expand its platform of cloud-gaming partners with the additions of the Antstream Arcade and Blacknut apps to its Samsung Gaming Hub on Tizen-based smart TVs.

The additons will bring select Samsung Smart TVs and Smart Monitors access to nearly 3,000 game titles.

Antstream Arcade is a major distributors of cloud-based retro gaming titles, featurng more than 1,400 classic games, including Pac-Man, Galaga, Mortal Kombat, Monkey Island, Earthworm Jim, Galaga, Dig Dug and Double Dragon.

Antstream Arcade is currently offering 12 months of access to the platform for discounted $12.

“Antstream Arcade delivers the best retro arcade video game streaming experience, and we’re proud to align with strong partners like Samsung Gaming Hub that can help us reach more players,” stated Steve Cottam, CEO of Antstream Arcade. “We’ve experienced firsthand the excitement people have playing the games of their youth and sharing those games with the next generation of gamers.”

Meanwhile, Blacknut is another online video game streaming service providing access to more than 500 family friendly premium game titles including Metro Exodus, Overcooked 1 & 2, TT Isle of Man: Ride on the Edge 2 and Tour de France 2022. The service is available for a monthly subscription that allows five simultaneously accessible player profiles, and a game library available on all screens.

Blacknut will be available on 2021, 2022 and 2023 Samsung smart TV models.

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“Blacknut is thrilled to partner with Samsung Gaming Hub and introduce our catalogue to the popular game streaming platform,” stated Nabil Laredj, VP, Business Development & Licensing at Blacknut. “With over 500+ games and options for everyone we are excited to be able to bring cloud gaming to the whole family in a whole new way.”

Exclusively for Samsung Gaming Hub consumers, Blacknut is offering new users a 15-day free trial to explore the catalog and play any of its 500+ premium video games on select 2022 and 2023 Samsung TVs.

Samsung said Antstream Arcade and Blacknut are available now via its Samsung Gaming Hub enabled TVs. With the additions, Samsung said its TVs now provide apps to many of the industry’s leading game streaming partners including: Xbox, NVIDIA GeForce NOW, Amazon Luna, Utomik.

“Samsung Gaming Hub offers players more ways to access the titles they love and discover new ones to play from our game streaming partners, no console required,” said Mike Lucero, Samsung Electronics’ head of product management for gaming. “With Antstream Arcade and Blacknut, we’ve made games even easier to jump into. Now all you need to do is pick up your Samsung TV remote to enjoy great games like ‘Pac-Man’ and ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire?’, or pair your Bluetooth controller to access thousands of world-class games across genres. With more games and more ways to play, there has never been a better time to play games on Samsung Gaming Hub.”

To celebrate the launch, Antstream will be running a Samsung global tournament on the classic platformer spin master for a chance to win a lifetime subscription of Antstream and enter a prize draw to win one of three annual subscriptions. Gamers can enter the tournament at

In addition, Samsung Gaming Hub will return to Summer Game Fest in Los Angeles next week. Antstream Arcade and Blacknut will be featured at the Samsung Gaming Hub booth, alongside Samsung Gaming Hub game streaming partners Xbox, NVIDIA GeForce Now, Amazon Luna and Utomik.

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By Greg Tarr

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