GeForce Now On iOS

Yolanda Curtis
November 21, 2020

The company also promised Fortnite players they will soon be able to use Apple mobile devices, although it said there is a "delay" while Nvidia and Epic finalise the touch-friendly version of the game. While I think there are plenty of experiences that still need to be served as packaged apps (i.e. mobile games that run locally), It would be wrong to say it's the best way forward for most experiences nowadays. After a turbulent start, Nvidia's service switched to an opt-in method for game publishers.

Currently, GeForce Now users can access via cloud a collection of games sold in stores like Steam. With over 80 games now on Stadia, and 135 to be available before the end of the year, seeking approval for every title isn't practical. All of the service's five million subscribers will be able to play supported games on their iOS mobile devices.

Apple's stance on cloud gaming services is now well documented, but where there's a will there's a way and that's true in the case of NVIDIA GeForce Now. Epic has, however, announced that the game will release in the "near future".

Until now it has only been available on Android phones and tablets, as well as through computer web browsers, and on televisions connected to Google's Chromecast Ultra streaming dongle. Stadia requires an internet connection of 10Mb/s or more, and while it's free to use, games must be purchased.

The cloud gaming service costs $4.99 per month (approximately INR 370 per month) for a Founders membership, or six months for $24.95 (approximately INR 1,850). The bad news, however, is that GeForce Now is not officially available in Brazil today. (Hence the delay on making Fortnite available.) Mice and keyboards will not work at all, Nvidia says, due to issues specifically with mouse support using the mobile web client as it's now designed.

Nvidia says its service already has five million registered users who stream games for over 15 million hours each month-numbers no doubt bolstered by the hefty demand for games during a global lockdown. Epic, in return, brought a law-suit against the gaming company. But it's not allowed on iPhone and iPad as a native app.

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