GeForce NOW Games

GeForce NOW

GeForce NOW is a cloud streaming service that turns your SHIELD TV or Tablet into a GeForce-powered PC gaming rig, so you can game from the same couch where you stream your favorite shows and movies. With hundreds of supported titles and features like cloud saves and cross-play on laptops and desktops, you can pick up a game from wherever you left off.

NOTE To stream games at 720p resolution and 30 frames per second, you need a broadband minimum download speed of 5 Mbps (10 Mbps recommended). To stream games at 1080p resolution and 60 frames per second, you need a broadband minimum download speed of 30 Mbps (50 Mbps recommended). Ethernet connectivity is recommended for the best experience.
NOTE Navigate through NVIDIA Games using the D-pad or left thumbstick on the game controller.


New SHIELD TV users can sign up for GeForce NOW at

To log-in, launch the NVIDIA Games app and select any GeForce NOW game to get started. You will be prompted to log in with an NVIDIA account. If you do not have an NVIDIA account, you can create one during the activation process.

Install and Play Games

With over 30 of the biggest free play games already on GeForce NOW, you won’t need to make a single purchase to start playing today. GeForce NOW also connects to digital PC game stores so you can stream your own library of games. If you don't own a game, you can always purchase it.

You make your purchase on your personal store account, so your games will always stay with you. New games will be saved in “My Library” to quickly play the next time you log in.

Supported Input Devices

Gamepad Required

These games require at least a gamepad like the SHIELD Controller to Play.   

Partial Gamepad Support

These games can be mostly played with a controller, but may require a mouse or keyboard for certain actions (Control menus, type in character names, etc). Download the SHIELD TV app on your mobile phone or use the On-Screen Controls to use the virtual mouse and keyboard.  

Keyboard and mouse required

These games require connecting a mouse and keyboard to SHIELD to play properly. See this link for a list of recommended wireless accessories.

In-game Microphone

GeForce Now on SHIELD support in-game microphone for communicating with teammates. Your SHIELD Controller has a built in microphone which can be used. Wireless headsets with 3.5mm connectors can also be connected to the controller as well. Read our GeForce NOW - Microphone FAQ for more information.

Using on-screen Controls

On-screen controls provide users with additional controls necessary to navigate some GeForce NOW games. To access the on-screen controls, press and hold the Start Start Button button.

The on-screen controls will bring up a menu screen with three options: Keyboard, Quit, and three-dot menu.

Game Stream

If you need to input information into a dialog, use the "Keyboard" selection. If you want to quit the game, select "Quit game."

Most of the navigation options are straightforward. Clicking the three-dot menu > Help will display the full list of available functions.