Samsung's Game Launcher is finally available for the Galaxy S6 and Note 5

Samsung's Game Launcher is finally available for the Galaxy S6 and Note 5
When Samsung released the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge this year, it introduced a pair of new apps for gaming optimization with them. Called Game Launcher and Game Tools, the former creates a folder, which automatically houses all of the user's games, while the latter provides in-game toggles do disable the phone's capacitive keys, disable alerts, record gameplay, or take a screenshot.

Many expected that the gamer-oriented utilities would be passed along to the Galaxy S6, S6 edge, S6 edge+, and Note 5 when the Marshmallow patch for said devices arrives, however, that turned out not to be the case. Well, better late than never, or at least that's what they say — the Game Launcher is now available on the Galaxy Apps store and can be downloaded by owners of the 2015 flagship Galaxy lineup.

The S7 phones also have a battery saver mode specifically addressing gaming situations – one that lowers screen resolution and reduces frame rate when a game is open so that it doesn't drain the handset's battery a bit too fast. Well, the same feature will now be available for the Galaxy S6 generation via the Game Launcher — just look for the “Save power during game” option in the lower part of the Launcher's folder. The power saving menu itself looks identical to the one found on the Galaxy S7.

Happy gaming!

Game Launcher in Galaxy Apps store (will only open if your device is eligible)

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9 Comments

1. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

Meh. I would like to have always on display more than this distraction.

2. ebilcake

Posts: 1231; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

What you call a distraction many others will class as a great feature.

3. Trendy255

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 11, 2016

Just installed it! Thank you PHONEARENA for this news!

4. zelase

Posts: 59; Member since: Apr 20, 2014

what took so long?

5. .KRATOS.

Posts: 442; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

Bring on the always on display

6. GeorgeAF

Posts: 88; Member since: Feb 25, 2014

I got it on my Note 4. It just popped up waiting for me to just install it

7. .KRATOS.

Posts: 442; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

Still needs work I just download it on my s6 n tried to minimise the game n it just froze twice without any responses

9. oister85 unregistered

My is working perfect.

8. hwb01

Posts: 355; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Waiting for Note 7 S pen features on Note5

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