Nvidia Launches GeForce NOW for Everyone

Posted on February 4, 2020 by Mehedi Hassan in Games, PC gaming with 6 Comments

Nvidia is bringing its game streaming service out of beta. Nvidia’s GeForce NOW service is now available to everyone, and you no longer need to join the waitlist for the service to start using it.

Nvidia’s game streaming service is no different from existing solutions, but the service mainly lets you stream PC games from Nvidia’s cloud servers.

Nvidia says GeForce NOW brings the power of its world-class GPU architecture and Game Ready Drivers to users. The service now allows users to stream games with ray-tracing for titles that support it, which means you can play games with ray-tracing enabled on RTX graphics without actually having to buy the graphic cards yourself.

GeForce NOW supports Windows, Mac, Shield, and Android phones, with Chrome OS support coming later this year.  GeForce NOW lets you stream games from services like Steam, and it also includes 30 free-to-play games.

The service has a free tier which allows you to play games in 1-hour sessions, and the paid $4.99 a month option gives you access to the power of RTX, a free 90-day introductory period, and priority access.

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6 responses to “Nvidia Launches GeForce NOW for Everyone”

  1. jimchamplin

    This service is PHENOMENAL.

    It also proves that you can’t provide 4K 60Hz on a WiFi connection. Common PC resolutions work beautifully, especially on Ethernet, butter smooth.

    I can run Overwatch on a late 2012 Mac mini at 60FPS at 720p, bandwidth is about 6GB/hour.

    $4.99 is a crazy bargain for this service.

    • Vladimir Carli

      In reply to jimchamplin:

      I agree. The fact that you can access most of your game library is really amazing. The problem remains the required connectivity. I still can't make it work in mobility. At home I already have my gaming gear. Streaming works well but I don't really need to stream. It's just a proof of concept.

      My dream is to be able to stream games when I travel. However, everywhere I tried, it failed.

      Obviously this applies accross the board to geforce now, PS now, stadia, xcloud. Until this problem is somehow solved game streaming will have a small impact. I hope we don't have to wait 10 years

    • docpaul

      In reply to jimchamplin:

      I'll have to give this a second look. I tried this when the beta first launched. Latency was a terrible problem and it was so buggy I immediately abandoned it.

    • faustxd9

      In reply to jimchamplin:

      That is great feedback. My main issue is that I would be looking to use this at a hotel and I can sometimes barely get a Netflix stream going due to congestion or slow uplink speeds on the back-end.

  2. Patrick3D

    Tried it last night, out of 490 games in my Steam library only 2 were available through GFN, terribly disappointing.