SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

  • MAC OS
  • WINDOWS PC
  • Chrome OS
  • SHIELD
  • BROWSER
  • ANDROID
  • IOS SAFARI
  • ANDROID TV
  • LG TV

INTERNET REQUIREMENTS

GeForce NOW requires at least 15Mbps for 720p at 60 FPS and 25Mbps for 1080p at 60 FPS. We also require less than 80ms latency from an NVIDIA data center. However, for the best experience, we recommend less than 40ms. Please read this knowledge base article on how to test your network.

RECOMMENDED FOR GEFORCE NOW RTX 3080 MEMBERSHIP

GeForce NOW requires at least 35Mbps for streaming up to 1440p for most iMacs or 1600p for most MacBooks at 120 FPS. We also recommend a hardwired Ethernet connection, or a 5GHz wireless router.

Note: GeForce NOW RTX 3080 memberships will not be available in all data centers at launch. Please check the Regional Availability website for more details.

If your MacBook or notebook doesn’t have an Ethernet port, you may need to use an Ethernet adapter. Please see this knowledge base article for a list of tested adapters.

KEYBOARDS AND MICE

Most built-in or USB keyboards work fine.
We recommend a USB gaming mouse for PC and Mac. Mac users should look for a dedicated gaming mouse as the Apple Magic Mouse doesn’t have dedicated left/right buttons and a scroll wheel, which are usually needed for games. Logitech and Razer offer many different options.

MONITORS

Most monitors work fine for all membership types.

RECOMMENDED FOR GEFORCE NOW RTX 3080 MEMBERSHIP

120 FPS streaming will require a monitor that supports at least 120Hz, such as NVIDIA G-Sync Monitors or a MacBook Pro 14” or 16” with ProMotion 120Hz refresh rate. You must connect to the monitor using an HDMI, Mini DisplayPort, Thunderbolt 1/2/3, USB-C, or USB 4 connector. Your system may require an additional adapter, or cable, to connect to the monitor. Any adapter used must support DisplayPort 1.2 or HDMI 2.0. Please read this knowledge base article for more information.

GAMEPADS

  • All Microsoft Xbox Wireless controllers connected using Bluetooth or USB
  • Microsoft Xbox 360 connected using USB
  • Sony PS5 DualSense connected using Bluetooth or USB
  • Sony DualShock 4 connected using Bluetooth or USB
  • Logitech Gamepad F310/F510/F710
    • Note: you must set the controller to work in (Direct input mode)
    • Note: the nano-receiver must be connected to a USB port that delivers enough power, such as a powered USB hub or an iMac/MacBook USB port
  • SteelSeries Nimbus

Additional gamepads may work with GeForce NOW. Some require additional drivers and/or software updates to properly function.

MAC HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS

Any Mac system introduced in 2009 or later, up to 1080p 60 FPS streaming.

RECOMMENDED FOR GEFORCE NOW RTX 3080 MEMBERSHIP

Any Mac system introduced in 2012 or later, up to 1440p (QHD) or 1600p (WQXGA), and up to 120 FPS streaming.

INTERNET REQUIREMENTS

GeForce NOW requires at least 15Mbps for 720p at 60 FPS and 25Mbps for 1080p at 60 FPS. We also require less than 80ms latency from an NVIDIA data center. However, for the best experience,  we recommend less than 40ms. Please read this knowledge base article on how to test your network.

RECOMMENDED FOR GEFORCE NOW RTX 3080 MEMBERSHIP

GeForce NOW requires at least 35Mbps for streaming up to 1440p/1600p at 120 FPS. We also recommend a hardwired Ethernet connection, or a 5GHz wireless router.

Note: GeForce NOW RTX 3080 memberships will not be available in all data centers at launch. Please check the Regional Availability website for more details.

KEYBOARDS AND MICE

Most built-in or USB keyboards work fine.
We recommend a USB gaming mouse for PC and Mac. Logitech and Razer offer many different options.

MONITORS

Most monitors work fine for all membership types.

RECOMMENDED FOR GEFORCE NOW RTX 3080 MEMBERSHIP

120 FPS streaming will require a monitor that supports at least 120Hz, such as NVIDIA G-Sync Monitors. You must connect to the monitor using USB-C with DisplayPort/Thunderbolt, HDMI, DisplayPort, or Mini DisplayPort. Your system may require an additional adapter, or cable, to connect to the monitor. Any adapter used must support DisplayPort 1.2 or HDMI 1.4 for 1080p, or HDMI 2.0 for 1440p. Please read this knowledge base article for more information.

GAMEPADS

  • NVIDIA SHIELD controller connected wirelessly or using wired USB
  • All Microsoft Xbox Wireless controllers using Xbox Wireless Adapter, Bluetooth, or USB
  • Microsoft Xbox 360 connected wireless using a USB adapter or USB
  • Sony PS5 DualSense connected using Bluetooth or USB
  • Sony DualShock 4 connected using Bluetooth or USB
  • Logitech Gamepad F310/F510/F710
    • Note: you must set the controller to work in (Direct input mode)
    • Note: the nano-receiver must be connected to a USB port that delivers enough power, such as a powered USB hub
  • Steelseries Stratus Duo
  • Razer Raiju
  • Razer Wolverine
  • MOGA XP5-A Plus
Additional gamepads may work with GeForce NOW. Some require additional drivers and/or software updates to properly function.

Hardware Requirements

  • Dual core x86-64 CPU with 2.0GHz or faster
  • 4GB of system memory
  • GPU that at least supports DirectX 11
    • NVIDIA GeForce 600 series or newer
    • AMD Radeon HD 3000 series or newer
    • Intel HD Graphics 2000 series or newer

RECOMMENDED FOR GEFORCE NOW RTX 3080 MEMBERSHIP

Most GPUs released since 2015 can support up to 1440p/1600p 120 FPS streaming. For more information on GPUs and specific resolutions, please read this knowledge base article for more information.

HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS

GeForce NOW works with most Chromebooks with 4GB of RAM or more. If you experience any stuttering, we recommend these tips in our knowledge base article.

BROWSER

Chrome browser 77.x or later.

KEYBOARD AND MICE

Most built-in or USB keyboards work fine. 

We recommend a USB gaming mouse for PC and Mac. Logitech and Razer offer many different options.

GAMEPADS

  • All Microsoft Xbox Wireless controllers connected using Bluetooth or USB
  • Microsoft Xbox 360 connected wireless using a USB adapter or USB
  • Sony PS5 DualSense connected using Bluetooth or USB
  • Sony DualShock 4 connected using Bluetooth or USB
  • Logitech Gamepad F310/F510/F710 

     

    • Note: you must set the controller to work into XInput mode
    • Note: the nano-receiver must be connected to a USB port that delivers enough power, such as a powered USB hub

Additional gamepads may work with GeForce NOW. Some require additional drivers and/or software updates to properly function.

INTERNET REQUIREMENTS

GeForce NOW requires at least 15Mbps for 720p at 60 FPS, and 25Mbps for 1080p at 60 FPS. We also require less than 80ms latency from an NVIDIA data center. However, for the best experience, we recommend less than 40ms. Please read our knowledge base article on how to test your network.

Note: 1440p and 120 FPS streaming, available with a GeForce NOW RTX 3080 membership, is not currently available on browsers. You must use the PC or macOS apps.

SHIELD

NVIDIA SHIELD TV

TV REQUIREMENTS

Any TV with HDMI will work fine for most membership types.

RECOMMENDED FOR GEFORCE NOW RTX 3080 MEMBERSHIP

4K TV with HDR (HDMI 2.0a or later). Please read this knowledge base article for more information.

INTERNET REQUIREMENTS

GeForce NOW requires at least 15Mbps for 720p at 60 FPS and 25Mbps for 1080p at 60 FPS. We also require less than 80ms latency from an NVIDIA data center. However, for the best experience, we recommend less than 40ms. Please read this knowledge base article on how to test your network.

RECOMMENDED FOR GEFORCE NOW RTX 3080 MEMBERSHIP

GeForce NOW requires at least 40Mbps for streaming up to 4K at 60 FPS. We also recommend a hardwired Ethernet connection or 5GHz wireless router.

Note: GeForce NOW RTX 3080 memberships will not be available in all data centers at launch. Please check the Regional Availability website for more details.

KEYBOARDS AND MICE

Most built-in or USB keyboards work fine.
We recommend a USB gaming mouse for PC and Mac. Logitech and Razer offer many different options.

GAMEPADS

  • NVIDIA SHIELD controller connected wirelessly or using wired USB
  • All Microsoft Xbox Wireless controllers using Bluetooth or USB
  • Microsoft Xbox 360 connected using USB
  • Sony PS5 DualSense connected using Bluetooth or USB
  • Sony DualShock 4 connected using Bluetooth or USB
  • Logitech Gamepad F310/F510/F710 
    • Note: you must set the controller to work in (DirectInput mode
    • Note: the nano-receiver must be connected to a USB port that delivers enough power, such as a powered USB hub

Additional gamepads may work with GeForce NOW. Some require additional drivers and/or software updates to properly function.

AUDIO SUPPORT

We support 2-channel stereo for Free Memberships. Priority memberships support stereo and 5.1 Surround. GeForce NOW RTX 3080 memberships can support 2-channel stereo, 5.1 surround, and 7.1 surround.

BROWSER

Chrome browser 77.x or later for macOS, Windows, or Chrome OS. Beta support for Edge Browser 91.xx or later for Windows.

KEYBOARD AND MICE

Most built-in or USB keyboards work fine. 

We recommend a USB gaming mouse for PC and Mac. Logitech and Razer offer many different options.

GAMEPADS

  • NVIDIA SHIELD controller (Windows only) connected wirelessly or using USB
  • All Microsoft Xbox Wireless controllers using Xbox Wireless Adapter (Windows only), Bluetooth, or USB
  • Microsoft Xbox 360 connected wirelessly using a USB adapter (Windows or Chromebook) or USB
  • Sony PS5 DualSense connected using Bluetooth or USB
  • Sony DualShock 4 connected using Bluetooth or USB
  • Logitech Gamepad F310/F510/F710 
    • Note: you must set the controller to work into XInput mode on Chromebook, but leave it set to DirectInput on all other operating systems.  
    • Note: the nano-receiver must be connected to a USB port that delivers enough power, such as a powered USB hub

Additional gamepads may work with GeForce NOW. Some require additional drivers and/or software updates to properly function.

INTERNET REQUIREMENTS

GeForce NOW requires at least 15Mbps for 720p at 60 FPS, and 25Mbps for 1080p at 60 FPS. We also require less than 80ms latency from an NVIDIA data center. However, for the best experience, we recommend less than 40ms. Please read this knowledge base article on how to test your network.

Please note 1440p and 120 FPS streaming, available with a GeForce NOW RTX 3080 membership, is not currently available on browsers. You must use the PC or macOS apps.

HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS

Chromebook
GeForce NOW works with most Chromebooks with 4GB of RAM or more. If you experience any stuttering we recommend these tips in our knowledge base article.

macOS
Please see the macOS hardware requirements.

Windows PC
Please see the Windows PC hardware requirements.

HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS

An Android phone, or tablet, with 1GB of available memory, Android 5.0 (L) or later, and OpenGL ES2.0 support or higher.

RECOMMENDED FOR GEFORCE NOW RTX 3080 MEMBERSHIP

120 FPS streaming will require a phone that supports 120Hz. NVIDIA has an approved list of phone models that currently support 120 FPS streaming. We will be adding more over time. Please read this knowledge base article for more info.

  • Samsung S20 FE 5G
  • Samsung S21
  • Samsung S21+
  • Samsung S21 Ultra
  • Samsung Note20 Ultra 5G

INTERNET REQUIREMENTS

GeForce NOW requires at least 15Mbps for 720p at 60 FPS, and 25Mbps for 1080p at 60 FPS. We also require less than 80ms latency from an NVIDIA data center. However, for the best experience, we recommend less than 40ms. Please read our knowledge base article on how to test your network.

GAMEPADS

A gamepad including:

  • NVIDIA SHIELD controller connected wirelessly or using USB
  • All Microsoft Xbox Wireless controllers using Bluetooth or USB
  • Microsoft Xbox 360 connected using USB
  • Sony PS5 DualSense connected using Bluetooth or USB
  • Sony DualShock 4 connected using Bluetooth or USB
  • Logitech Gamepad F310/F510/F710
    • Note: you must set the controller to work in (DirectInput mode)
    • Note: the nano-receiver must be connected to a USB port that delivers enough power, such as a powered USB hub
  • Razer Kishi for Android
  • Razer Raiju Mobile
  • Razer Junglecat
  • Steelseries Stratus Duo
  • Glap
  • MOGA XP5-A Plus

Additional gamepads may work with GeForce NOW. Some require additional drivers and/or software updates to properly function.

We also recommend using gamepad clips to attach a Microsoft or Sony gamepad to your phone. If you are connecting your gamepad using USB, you need to use a USB on-the-go (OTG) cable to connect the gamepad to the phone, which can be purchased on Amazon.

The app does have an onscreen virtual gamepad, but we do not recommend it for long-term gameplay.

iPHONE AND iPAD

An iPhone with iOS 14.3 or later.  An iPad with iPadOS 14.3 or later.  You can find a list of compatible devices on Apple’s website.

Gamepads

Additional gamepads may work with GeForce NOW. Some require additional drivers and/or software updates to properly function.

The app does have an onscreen virtual gamepad, but we do not recommend it for long-term gameplay.  

We also recommend using gamepad clips to attach Microsoft or Sony gamepad to your iPhone.

KEYBOARD AND MICE

You can use a keyboard or mouse only for navigating game menus to type usernames and passwords. However,keyboard and mouse is not recommended for gameplay due to limitations in Safari and may not work at all.

 You will need to use a gamepad to play games on your iPhone or iPad.

INTERNET REQUIREMENTS

GeForce NOW requires at least 15Mbps for 720p at 60 FPS, and 25Mbps for 1080p at 60 FPS. We also require less than 80ms latency from an NVIDIA data center. However, for the best experience, we recommend less than 40ms. Please read this knowledge base article on how to test your network.

HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS

An Android TV Android 5.0 (L) or later, and OpenGL ES2.0 support or higher. Chromecast with Google TV, 2021.

GAMEPADS

  • NVIDIA SHIELD controller connected wirelessly or using USB
  • All Microsoft Xbox Wireless controllers using Bluetooth or USB
  • Microsoft Xbox 360 connected using USB
  • Sony PS5 DualSense connected using Bluetooth or USB
  • Sony DualShock 4 connected using Bluetooth or USB
  • Logitech Gamepad F310/F510/F710 
    • Note: you must set the controller to work in (DirectInput mode)
    • Note: the nano-receiver must be connected to a USB port that delivers enough power, such as a powered USB hub

Additional gamepads may work with GeForce NOW. Some require additional drivers and/or software updates to function properly.

TV REQUIREMENTS

Any TV with HDMI.

INTERNET REQUIREMENTS

GeForce NOW requires at least 15Mbps for 720p at 60 FPS, and 25Mbps for 1080p at 60 FPS. We also require less than 80ms latency from an NVIDIA data center. However, for the best experience, we recommend less than 40ms. Please read this knowledge base article on how to test your network.

Note: 4K streaming, available with a GeForce NOW RTX 3080 membership, is not available on Android TV.

AUDIO SUPPORT

We support 2-channel stereo for Free Memberships. Priority memberships support stereo and 5.1 Surround. GeForce NOW RTX 3080 memberships can support 2-channel stereo 5.1 surround and 7.1 surround.

TV REQUIREMENTS

Certain 2021 LG TVs with the fall 2021 webOS firmware update and the latest LG TV browser update. 

Note: GeForce NOW is currently in beta on LG TVs.

GAMEPADS

You must use a supported gamepad to play games on LG TVs. You can only use a physical keyboard and mouse to navigate the app.

  • NVIDIA SHIELD controller connected using Bluetooth
  • All Microsoft Xbox Wireless controllers using Bluetooth or USB
  • Microsoft Xbox 360 connected wireless using a USB adapter or USB
  • Sony PS5 DualSense connected using Bluetooth or USB
  • Sony DualShock 4 connected using Bluetooth or USB
  • Logitech Gamepad F310, F710, and Dual Action USB
  • Note: you must set the controller to work in (DirectInput mode)
  • Note: the nano-receiver must be connected to a USB port that delivers enough power, such as a powered USB hub

Additional gamepads may work with GeForce NOW. Some require additional drivers and/or software updates to function properly.

KEYBOARD AND MICE

You can only use a physical keyboard and mouse to navigate the app.  You must use a supported gamepad to play games on LG TVs.

INTERNET REQUIREMENTS

GeForce NOW requires at least 15Mbps for 720p at 60 FPS, and 25Mbps for 1080p at 60 FPS. We also require less than 80ms latency from an NVIDIA data center. However, for the best experience, we recommend less than 40ms. Please read this knowledge base article on how to test your network.

We also recommend a hardwired Ethernet connection, or a 5GHz wireless router.  2.4GHz Wi-Fi is not recommended for using GeForce NOW.

Note: GeForce NOW RTX 3080 membership features such as 120 FPS, 4K, HDR streaming, and 5.1 & 7.1 surround sound are not currently available on LG TVs.

AUDIO SUPPORT

We support 2-channel stereo on LG TVs.

Note: 5.1 and 7.1 surround, available with a GeForce NOW RTX 3080 membership, is not available on LG TVs.