Game Without A Console With Samsung's Gaming Hub!

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edited December 2023 in Audio/Visual

Written by Sean Mekinda

There are a lot of reasons to not have a gaming console in your TV stand - they're expensive, take up a lot of space, and, if you're new to the hobby, you might not know if you'll get enough use out of it. But, what if there was a way to play all the games you want, displayed in all their glory on your massive living room TV, without the hassle of hooking up a console?

With Samsung's Gaming Hub, you can connect a wide range of Cloud Gaming services, like Xbox Game Pass, NVIDIA GeForce NOW, and Amazon Luna, and stream directly to your Samsung TV, no console required! The Gaming Hub also connects with YouTube and Twitch to provide the ultimate gaming selection in one convenient place.

What TVs Support Samsung Gaming Hub?

Any Samsung TV from model year 2022 will work with Samsung Gaming Hub out of the box. A number of 2021 Samsung TVs will have access to game streaming through the same services as the 2022 models, though without the official Gaming Hub. You can check if your 2021 TV is eligible over here.

Micro Center has a wide variety of 2022 Samsung TVs. We're highlighting four here, just as a sample of our range. So, while this list might not include the perfect match for your needs, we recommend stopping into your local store and speaking with an associate who can help set you up with the perfect TV for you!

Samsung QN50Q60BDFXZA 50" Class (49.5" Diag.) 4K Ultra HD Smart QLED TV

A solid entry point into the 2022 line up of Samsung TVs, this 50" 4K TV is a perfect fit for a college living room or smaller apartments. Samsung's QLED technology uses Quantum Dot LEDs to deliver some of the best color quality you can find. Quantum HDR doubles down on this, making sure your blacks are a dark and your whites are bright. Plus, with a plethora of game options like Auto Game Mode and Game Motion Plus, you can be sure your games are going to look great!

Samsung QN75Q60BDFXZA 75" Class (74.5" Diag.) 4K Ultra HD Smart QLED TV

A step up from the 50", this 75" offers the same high-quality picture utilizing Quantum Dot LEDs and Quantum HDR. However, the increased size make it the perfect centerpiece to a larger living room - the ideal gathering point for you to play games with friends or watch a movie with the family!

Samsung QN55QN85BAFXZA 55" Class (54.6" Diag.) 4K Ultra HD Smart Neo QLED TV

Coming in at only 55", this is the second smallest TV on our list but don't let it's small stature deceive you. Samsung's Neo QLED TV's pack even better picture quality with mini LEDs, which greatly enables more minute differences in contrast, making every image pop that much more. But the Neo QLED line doesn't just improve the visuals. With Dolby Atmos, your gameplay audio will be crisp and clear with Object Tracking Sound for a fully immersive experience.

Samsung QN85QN85BAFXZA 85" Class (84.6" Diag.) 4K Ultra HD Smart Neo QLED TV

This massive 85" Neo QLED screen is the crown jewel of any home theater. By making use of mini LED at this scale, your games will look absolutely amazing whether your plowing through hordes of enemies or slowly exploring a moody space ship. And thanks to the Neo Quantum Processor, your content will be analyzed and upscaled to 4K for the best looking picture, every time.

Must-Have Home Theater Accessories

Without a console taking up space on your TV stand or taking a chunk out of your home theater budget, here are some must-have home theater accessories for the ultimate in home entertainment.

Home Theater Systems

Even the best sounding television could use a little help. Whether you just want to add some rumbling bass to your action scenes with a subwoofer or focus your sound forward with a soundbar, a home theater system can take a great TV setup to a fantastic TV setup.

Wall Mounts

If you're skipping the game console to save on space, there's no better space saving tool than a wall mount for your TV. Don't worry about a big, unwieldly TV stand that takes up half of your living room. By hanging your TV on you wall, you free up a lot of floor space - especially helpful if you have kids or pets that threaten to knock over your TV every time they bump into the stand!

Wireless Speakers

Traditional speakers require anywhere from "a few" to "too many" wires, and that mess of wires tucked in a corner of your living room is taking up a lot of space. Skip the wires and choose and easy setup with Sonos wireless speakers. These speakers can go anywhere - toss them on a shelf, hang them a wall, leave them on your TV stand, the choice is up to you. And if you change your mind, no worries! Just pick them up and move them to a different location without having to rewire your whole home theater.

Digital TV Antenna

Almost anything you'd ever want to watch is available streaming. The only things that may not be readily available are your local TV stations - a must have if you want to keep up with everything happening in your community. But why pay a cable company every month when you only watch the six o'clock news? With a Digital TV antenna, it's a one-and-done cost. No recurring costs, and you can get exactly what you want, whether its simple HD antenna or a top-of-the-line 8K antenna.

We've got a wide variety of home theater products on sale now! Check out our Top Deals to see everything on sale then stop by your local Micro Center today and pick out your dream gaming setup - all without the console!

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