Try GeForce Now
What is GeForce Now?
GeForce Now is a lot like Google Stadia, except you don’t have to re-buy all the games you want to play. Basically, it lets you stream the PC games you already own to other devices. That means you can play games like Destiny 2, Cuphead, Fortnite, and many more on an Android phone or an old Mac that wouldn’t be able to run the games on their own. All you need is an internet connection that delivers at least 15 MBbs (though higher is better), and you’re good to go.
The catch is that not every game is supported. Over 400 games are available on the service, but that might not cover every title in your Steam library. Check out our GeForce Now review-in-progress to see our experience with the service.
GeForce Now Compatible Devices
At the moment, compatible devices include PC, Mac, Shield TV, and Android mobile devices. More devices may be added in the future.
GeForce Now Founder Membership Benefits
When it comes to signing up for GeForce Now, you have two options. There’s a free tier, which gets you “standard access” and limits your play time to one-hour sessions. That basically means you might have to wait longer to play a game and you can’t play it as long.
If you start a Founder membership, you’ll get “priority access” to servers (essentially ditching the line in front of the free crowd) and you can play for up to six hours before having to queue up again. There’s no limit to how many sessions you can play in a day.
All in all, GeForce Now seems like a pretty solid game streaming service, and one that will likely improve in the future. It’s particularly great for anyone whose gaming PC is getting up there in age and doesn’t want to shell out the cash for a new one. It’s a cheap way to keep playing your games, and it gives you more options for which devices you can play them on. What’s not to love?
Chris Reed is IGN’s shopping and commerce editor. You can follow him on Twitter @_chrislreed.