Swisscom TV is expanding its range of gaming offers on TV-Box. Blacknut, which you can sign up to now, offers a catalogue of exciting games to play with a remote control, PC keyboard or your own controller.
Netflix for gaming is here: following AirConsole for casual gaming and Steam Link for your PC games, there’s now Blacknut with over 250 games for you to enjoy. The cloud gaming provider’s app is available right now in the TV-Box app store under "Games". Open the app, register and immerse yourself in the Blacknut gaming world.
How Blacknut cloud gaming works on the TV-Box
To enjoy the full gaming experience, you will need an UHD TV-Box and an internet bandwidth of at least 6 Mbit/s. In addition, we recommend connecting the TV-Box to the router with the network cable (not via WLAN). Blacknut games are available in German, French and English. You will find all the game options on the detail page of each game. For example, you can see with which devices the game can be played (controller, keyboard, mouse and/or remote control) and whether it is a single or multiplayer game.
How to connect your controller to the TV-Box
Blacknut games can be played on the TV-Box with the usual controllers, connected via USB cable or USB dongle. Controllers cannot be connected to the TV-Box via Bluetooth. If you want to connect multiple controllers for multiplayer games or use a mouse and keyboard at the same time, we recommend using a USB hub.
Controllers connected via USB can be connected to the TV-Box:
• Microsoft XBOX 360 wired • Logitech F310 wired • Logitech F710 • SPEEDLINK Strike NX wired
Controllers using Bluetooth cannot be connected to the TV-Box:
• Emtec GEM Pad BT F500 • GameSir G3s • Nintendo Switch Pro • Amazon FireTV Game Controllers • Microsoft Xbox One
Can I try Blacknut free of charge?
Yes, you can try Blacknut cloud gaming free of charge for 14 days. After this time, you will be charged for the service. You are, of course, free to cancel your account before the end of the 14-day trial period at https://account.blacknut.com/login.
What are the different Blacknut account options?
You can opt for either a Blacknut Premium subscription (1 device) or Blacknut Family (for up to 4 devices).
All games on Blacknut have a PEGI age rating. In your Blacknut account, you can create different profiles. This means that you can define a profile for your children. Kids profiles only offer games suitable for children aged 12 or under (PEGI <=12).
How can I log in to a different account?
If you want to log in to a different Blacknut account, you first have to uninstall the app and then reinstall it. To uninstall the app, visit the App Store on the TV-Box, navigate to the Blacknut app and hold down the "OK” button on your Swisscom TV remote control until the app’s detail page appears. Select the “Uninstall” option. When you launch the app again, it is reinstalled automatically and you can log in again.