GeForce Now from Nvidia arrives in Chrome
GeForce Now from Nvidia arrives in Chrome

Nvidia released version 2.0.27 of GeForce Now game streaming service and provided experimental support for the Chrome web browser on Windows and macOS. It featured resource-intensive games for laptops and other devices that might not run on their own.

GeForce Now offers apps for Windows and Android devices. With the release of the Chromebook beta in August 2020, GeForce is now within reach of a wider audience.

Then Nvidia introduced an alternate web app solution that allows you to bypass app store and game stream to iOS devices via Safari browser.

In theory, anyone using the Chrome browser can now start streaming by visiting the service's website and creating an account, even on a vulnerable laptop.

Nvidia's changelog also lists other changes to make the service more useful in the browser, such as: for example: creating custom games desktop shortcuts and a new way to share links that will bring your friends directly to the game.

The company uses the WebRTC framework to improve the browsing experience and bring it as close as possible to the original application experience.

Like Google Stadia and Amazon Luna, GeForce Now is basically a cloud-based PC that you can rent to stream games.

You can use the wireless mouse, keyboard, gamepad, and headphone while gaming. Note, however, that although this is a Chromium-based browser, Microsoft Edge does not currently support loads.

The service includes Steam integration so you can open and stream PC games through the service. However, not all games work properly because developers have to log in.

Many developers are not happy with this because the service allows players to stream games without permission while Nvidia continues to have monthly subscriptions.

While rival Google Stadia has a smaller library of carefully curated games, it can offer sharper graphics and higher resolution compared to Nvidia's services.

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