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GeForce Now is out of beta, $5 a month, and competes against Stadia and xCloud

almost 3 years ago by IanDorfman

Graphics hardware giant Nvidia has launched its game streaming service, GeForce Now, out of beta. The service provides a unique take on game streaming based on how game ownership on other platforms is supported.

GeForce NOW is positioned as a cheaper and potentially better performing alternative to Google's Stadia cloud-based gaming service, as well as Microsoft's Project xCloud. Utilizing Nvidia's graphics hardware through the cloud, any PC, Mac, Android device, or Nvidia Shield box can utilize the latest graphics hardware in order to play games regardless of the power of the machine they're streaming GeForce Now on.

Unlike competing streaming services, however, GeForce Now allows you to stream games from your existing PC games libraries instead of having to either purchase them separately or pay additional fees to access games you didn't previously have access to. The following PC game storefronts and libraries are supported:

SteamEpic Games Store • • Ubisoft Connect

GeForce Now is available for download on Windows, macOS, Android, and Nvidia's Shield set top console via the service's official website. The service will initially be available in Free and $5 a month tiers. The $5 monthly membership price will last for the next 12 months. The price following this promotional period has not yet been revealed.

Further coverage: NVIDIA Blog The Verge

  • FreemiumProprietary
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Android
  • Android Tablet

GeForce NOW gives gamers the freedom to enjoy high-performance PC gaming just about anywhere. It connects a wide range of Windows and macOS computers to supercomputers in the cloud, streaming 1080p graphics at up to 120 frames per second.