Nvidia GeForce Now Lets You Stream Your Own Steam Games to Your Android Phone
Nvidia has officially launched its GeForce Now game-streaming service, after years in beta. Like Google Stadia, the service runs full PC games on cloud servers and streams the video to your local device, such as a laptop or Android phone. But whereas Stadia requires new game purchases, GeForce Now lets you access games you've already purchased on the game platforms Steam, Epic, Battle.net, and Uplay. The basic tier of service is free, but limited to one hour of play at a time. The single paid tier offers faster startup and up to six hours at a time, for a limited-time price of $60/year after a free 90-day "introductory period". The service requires a fast connection: 15 Mbps minimum, 30 Mbps for 1080p60 quality, and 50 Mbps for the "best experience". Hundreds of games are fully supported and can be accessed quickly, and over a thousand others are supported but must be downloaded to a server at the start of each session.
Mar 19, 2019
Google today announced a new, cloud-based service called Stadia that lets people play high-quality games on any device without downloading them. It also caters to people who like to watch others play games, in a way that's integrated with YouTube and competes with Twitch.
May 16, 2019
The Steam Link app — which lets you play Steam games on your PC or Mac remotely on another device such as a phone, tablet, or TV — is now available for iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV. Unlike the Android version, it does not support new game purchases within the Steam Link app, to comply with Apple's App Store rules.
Mar 19, 2018
Google today announced several changes to the Google Play Store and Google Play Games apps that should entice Android device owners to check out the latest games. A new feature called Google Instant Play lets people tap and try games directly in the Google Play Store and Google Play Games app without first downloading the game.
Feb 18, 2020
Google is expanding the list of phones supported by its Stadia game-streaming service on February 20th. Initially supported only on its own Pixel phones, Stadia will support Samsung flagship Galaxy S and Note series phones (S8 and newer), as well as gaming phones from Razer and Asus (ROG Phone and ROG Phone II).