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Nvidia finally releases GeForce Now streaming service

Nvidia finally releases GeForce Now streaming service

PC hardware giant Nvidia has finally rolled out its GeForce Now streaming platform for all users.

In a blog post, the company said that the internet-powered games service is open now over three years after it was first released into beta in January 2017. The platform can be played for free, which limits users to one hour of play time, while the Founders subscription sets users back $4.99 each month.

It can be used on PC, Mac, Android phones and Nvidia's own Shield tablet. More than 50 publishers have pledged their support for GeForce Now with "hundreds" of titles available to play and the company boasting of more than 30 free-to-play games on the platform.

Oh, and GeForce Now can play Steam games that have been added to user libraries on Valve's platform, too, meaning that there are quite literally thousands of titles available on the streaming platform.

Nvidia's offering comes in the wake of Google Stadia's launch in November 2019. That platform had a rather bizarre and weak release, with many people – including PCGamesInsider.biz – wondering what was going on with the service. Incidentally, Stadia was not mentioned once during Google parent company Alphabet's financial report and subsequent earnings call for the last quarter this week.

Meanwhile, Microsoft's own xCloud streaming service is currently being tested with the Big M adding new content and regions to the platform slowly over time.


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He has also written for GamesIndustry.biz, VGC, Games London, The Observer/Guardian and Esquire UK.

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