NVIDIA GeForce Now officially gets support for Chrome browser on Windows 10
You don't need to install the Windows desktop app anymore if you're using Chrome.
What you need to know
- NVIDIA GeForce Now allows you to access PC games you own through the cloud on other machines and mobile devices.
- Following browser support for Chrome OS and iOS, the service can now be accessed in the Chrome browser on Windows 10.
- Edge not officially supported yet.
NVIDIA's GeForce Now cloud gaming platform has been available through the browser for a while now since it launched on Chromebooks and more recently on iOS. Officially, on Windows 10, you've needed to use the desktop app, though a bit of browser trickery proved successful. That's no longer required as GeForce Now is officially supported now in Google Chrome (opens in new tab) on Windows 10 and on macOS.
Edge users might be licking their lips at this since usually Chrome support for something means it'll work in the newest version of Microsoft's browser. Sadly, this isn't the case, and official support for Edge is still missing at this time.
In most cases the web app is just the same to use as the desktop app and can even be installed as a PWA. The desktop app still has a few more features on tap, but it's one less thing to install at least.
Also new with the expanded Chrome support it's now easier to share games with friends through social media, as well as an easy way to create bookmarks and desktop shortcuts to your favorite games for quicker access.
GeForce Now (opens in new tab)
NVIDIA's cloud game streaming service is one of the best available today, delivering lag-free gaming at 1080p/60fps. The fact that you can access NVIDIA's servers for free makes it an easy sell, and the $4.99 plan makes it an immediately enticing option for seasoned gamers.
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Hmm...same day Stadia basically dies...
If you're going to 'back' one cloud platform right now, my personal choice would be this one. Mostly because you're buying the games on Steam, Epic, Ubisoft etc. If NVIDIA decided to close it down, you still own them and you still have your progress.