A few years ago, NVIDIA announced Nvidia GeForce Now. GeForce Now allows users to stream games from an NVIDIA server onto a computer, allowing intensive games to be run of modest hardware. The computer client has been running really well for the past few years. Recently, Nvidia announced that they would be releasing an Android client for playing PC games on the go. Now, the NVIDIA GeForce Now app is finally available for Android users.
Nvidia GeForce Now is pretty similar to Google’s Stadia, but also different in its own way. Both services stream games from a cloud server to your device with little latency at high quality and frame rates. Nvidia GeForce Now is powered by Nvidia RTX cards while Stadia is powered by custom AMD chips. They both play games well. The major difference is how you get the games. Nvidia GeForce Now links to major game providers like Steam, Epic Games, and Batte.net, while Stadia aims to be a marketplace for games along with a game streaming service. Both are subscriptions with paid options. Nvidia will charge per hour and prices will vary depending on the GPU. Stadia has a $10 per month option with 4K 60fps and it comes with a few games. Stadia also has a free option, assuming you buy the game through Stadia.
The Android client is pretty easy to use. If you have access to the beta, all you need to do is sign into your Nvidia account. After that, it will load all the games either in your library or on the supported platforms. For me, it didn’t show every game in my Steam library because not every Steam game is fully supported.
I tried playing for a bit on my Galaxy Note 10+ and Galaxy Fold and both play very well. There was some minor packet loss, but it was pretty infrequent and didnt last for more than 5 seconds. It also works over LTE, but I did not have an opportunity to test the experience over LTE. Below is a screen recording of DOOM from my Galaxy Fold using GeForce Now.
If you have access to the beta, all you need to do is install the apk from APK Mirror and hope it works. It’s supposed to be available only in South Korea for now, but a few users, including myself, have been able to use it outside of South Korea. Give it a try!
Download Nvidia GeForce Now APK