GameFly Streaming lets you instantly access a growing catalog of great console-quality games playable directly on your Amazon Fire TV. From action to family friendly games and everything in-between, there is something for everyone in the family to enjoy, and fresh titles are added every month.
Experiencing great console-quality games on your Amazon Fire TV is easy. Just download the free GameFly Streaming app, plug in your Amazon Fire TV game controller and get ready to discover epic new adventures and revisit past favorites. Try any game in the catalog for free, then choose the subscription pack you want and receive unlimited access for just $9.99 per month.
GameFly Streaming supports both 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz wi-fi connections. For optimal experience, we highly recommend a wired (Ethernet) Internet connection and require a steady broadband connection of 5 Mbps or higher. For full details, including the latest list of games and technical support, please visit www.gameflystreaming.com.
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GameFly Streaming is a perfect app for Internet connected user (without data limit caps, as it is a a internet streaming payable service).
To say the least, the game selection is decent as is the gaming quality and graphics.
It is nice to be able to try games before putting money into them even though the quality is directly connected to the available internet bandwidth.
(See edit below about wifi) A wire internet connection is recommended (and worth using) though at 5 not more than 10 feet from the wifi access point seemed to work fine but once further away usage became problematic. EDIT: Seems it has changed and now it talks about needing a 5 Ghz wireless connect, so wired is the only option I now have at the moment.
At a monthly pricing comparable to Netflix, HULU, and Google Music (Around $10 or less per month of service) it seems very competitively priced for the value provided.
An added bonus for those who care about app size/space, since this is a streaming service the app is listed as a 5 mb app (pretty small) and stays under 6mb after usage.
Since There is no possibility of multiplayer gaming that I have found so far and where my wifi did work, now it refuse to even try so I have lowered it from 5 stars to a 4 star rating.
Also wanted to mention this only allows 1 connection per paid account. So if you have 2 fireboxes only 1 (person) can be using the Gamefly Streaming service at a time.
This was a really cool idea, the only downside to it is most games can take up to 6-7 minutes just to get the setup before you can actually play the game, so for both games I can 10 minutes a piece to try them out..the first game I only got 4 minutes of playing time in before my playing time expired and the second game about 5 minutes. The bulk games they give you for a month about 5-6 games for $6-$7 is a bargain, I will try this later today, and update.
Well, this doesn't stream every game from Game fly. You only get a select number of games, and aside from this, they don't always like to load. Just if this could be like redbox only digital, then we could stream the newest games, for a rental fee of like 3 dollars or something. As of right now, do not use this app until they fix it.
Interesting concept. Seems to be the direction that gaming is headed in to "stream" a desktop quality game from a data center somewhere just like Amazon Instant and Netflix do with movies. I tried this on my Fire TV box and the two games that I tried streaming, the picture was slightly pixelated but it was acceptable. The button presses were responsive making the games very playable. I'm not a "serious" gamer but it was nice to play a few minutes of a desktop or console quality game like Arkham Origins on my Fire TV, which is more suited to casual gaming. I know I'm being cheap but I wish you got access to more games for your monthly subscription or that the monthly cost was lower. At $5 I might consider it.
I finally got GameFly Streaming and renting service and I absolutely love it. I already rented my first Blu-ray and I played Blaze Blue on the streaming service. I'm so stoked about having this service I can't wait to use all the rentals and hopefully if I'm fortunate I can buy some games on this service. With that being said this is the bees knees of video gaming rentals.
I have U-Verse 45 mbs service at my house with my Amazon Fire TV Box hard wired to the u-verse gateway (router). In general, I have thoroughly enjoyed the 70+ hours I've logged on Gamefly streaming. It's a 4 star because of the value (I signed up for the $8 package with the Batman trilogy Arkham games). At $8/month for all the games in that package is a great deal. It's not a 5 star because I'd say once or twice per hour the game will freeze. For me this only happened when I was going from one area to the next and the new area would simply just fail to load. The screen would stay black. Also, the service demands a significant amount of bandwidth. It's something to be aware of. Even on my 45mbs service, nobody else in my house is able to stream Netflix or Hulu while Gamefly is streaming. I'm curious to see how the packages will develop with new releases. I understand the service is so new, and expecting $8/month to remain is probable too wishful thinking.