Nvidia is known for bringing new products and services that are usually out of the box and this CES 2017 the company did not disappoint. During the CES 2017, Nvidia announced its overhauled Geforce Now streaming service.
Geforce Now streaming service is an on-demand game streaming service that streams games from GTX 1060 or GTX 1080 powered PC through cloud to your PC and MAC. This streaming service will be available starting from March.
While Geforce Now streaming service does sound appealing but it will not be cheap. Once registered users will get a limited trial period. For GTX 1060 the free trail will be eight hours and for GTX 1080 the free trail will be four hours. After the trial period, the service will cost $25 for 20 hours on the 1060 or 10 hours on GTX 1080.
Geforce Now previously was only available for Nvidia Shield devices and is now compatible with most Windows and Mac based desktop PCs and laptops, according to the press release. To avail this service the users will just have to download the GeForce Now app to their PC or laptop and they will be connected to the virtual GTX 1080 or GTX 1060 PC.
Once the app is connected the users can install games from “popular digital game stores — like Steam, Battle.net, Origin, Uplay and GOG — and start playing”. Free-to-play games such as League of Legends can be installed directly from their website.
Nvidia is also offering early access membership for free for this service. The access will be awarded on the first come and first serve basis.