NVIDIA’s GeForce NOW cloud gaming service is now open to all
Game streaming services have become increasingly popular in the last year. Google Stadia and Microsoft’s xCloud are a few examples, but NVIDIA has one of the oldest services in GeForce NOW. Last August, NVIDIA announced the service would be coming to Android, and in October they started a closed beta. Starting today, anyone can sign up.
For those unfamiliar with the GeForce NOW service, it’s a little different from Stadia. You don’t have to re-purchase any of the games you already own. You can stream games that you purchased from Steam, the Epic Games Store, Battle.net, and Uplay (as long as NVIDIA has added support for the game). The service works on Windows, macOS, SHIELD TV, and Android smartphones. It will also be coming to Chromebooks sometime this year.
Starting today, GeForce NOW is no longer in closed beta. Users can sign up and choose from two tiers: Free and Founders. The free tier is limited to 1-hour gaming sessions and may be subject to a waitlist if there are too many people trying to play. The Founders tier gets priority access, up to 6 hours of playtime, and gaming with RTX. If you sign up now, you get the first 3 months for free, and it’s $4.99 per month for the rest of 2020.
NVIDIA expects to support 4-5 RTX titles at launch. Gameplay can be up to 1080p60 depending on the connection. All existing beta users will be automatically migrated to free tier. 30 countries across North America and Europe are currently supported. You can head over to the GeForce NOW website to sign up!