GeForce Now

FAQs

1. WHAT IS GEFORCE NOW™ (MAC®/WINDOWS PC) FREE BETA?
GeForce NOW turns your Mac, or low-performance PC, into a powerful gaming rig. Simply download and install the GeForce NOW app to connect to our gaming machines over the internet. Now you can play the latest PC games with high performance on any Mac or PC.

With GeForce NOW, you can play the games that you already own by logging into Steam™, Uplay or Blizzard® Battle.net. You can install any of the games from our list of supported games that you already own, or purchase, onto your GeForce NOW PC in the cloud, and they will be saved for instant play when you return.

2. DO I NEED TO MANAGE MY NVIDIA DRIVERS OR GAME UPDATES MYSELF?
No. All driver and games updates are automatically updated by NVIDIA to keep your gaming rig up to date.

3. HOW LONG CAN I PLAY A GAME ON GEFORCE NOW?
You can play each game for up to four hours at a time. After four hours, you can start a new session. This is to ensure equal access to our servers for all users during the free beta.

4. HOW MANY GAMES CAN I INSTALL?
Install as many of your games as you like. GeForce NOW game storage is unlimited.

5. IS VOICE CHAT SUPPORTED USING A MICROPHONE?
Yes, the latest Mac and PC apps support in-game mic. Now you can voice chat with your friends, or foes, in game during your epic battles. You can use Bluetooth and wired microphones with this feature. If you are using a Bluetooth gaming headset, please read this Knowledge Base article to optimize your gaming audio.

6.WHEN IS GEFORCE NOW FOR MAC AND GEFORCE NOW PC LAUNCHING?
GeForce NOW for Mac and PC is currently in beta. Commercial availability for the Mac and PC version will be announced at a later date.

7. HOW MUCH DOES GEFORCE NOW COST?
GeForce NOW for Mac and PC is free during the beta.

8. WHERE IS THE SERVICE AVAILABLE?
The GeForce NOW for Mac and PC beta is currently available in North America and Europe. Visit the server status website for a list of available servers and their current status.

9. HOW DO I JOIN THE GEFORCE NOW FREE BETA?
Request access to the beta here and we’ll email details when there is availability in your location.
We’ve seen enormous interest in GeForce NOW and want to keep our promise to you of instant access gaming. By starting a waitlist, we’re able to ensure your gaming sessions start as quickly as possible.
We’re working tirelessly to ramp up GeForce NOW server capacity so more people can have this same great experience. We appreciate your patience and will invite new members as we expand.

10. WHY DO SOME GAMES HAVE MY NATIVE LANGUAGE, BUT OTHERS DO NOT?
At this time we support English, French and German app languages and will be adding more soon. Some games support in-game language changes so that you may be able to play games in your native language. We will add more language support through updates over the coming months.

11. WHEN WILL THE APP BE IN MY NATIVE LANGUAGE?
At this time we support English, French and German app languages and will be adding more soon. Please check back often for updates.

12. WHY ARE SOME GAMES AVAILABLE IN OTHER COUNTRIES BUT I CANNOT PLAY THEM?
GeForce NOW for Mac and PC follows local content-rating agencies. We make our best effort to have all games available in all countries, but some games are prohibited in some countries. Please see the available game list for your country for an official list of supported games.

13. WHAT GAMES ARE AVAILABLE?
There are more than 150 games currently supported. More games will be added regularly. You need to own the supported games on Steam, Uplay, or Blizzard Battle.net to play them on GeForce NOW. See the full list of supported games here.

14. DO I NEED TO OWN GAMES?
To play games on GeForce NOW, you must own, or purchase, them in your Steam or Uplay account before playing them on the GeForce NOW. Or you can select from our growing list of Free-to-Play games. GeForce NOW for Mac and PC gives you instant access to a powerful virtual gaming PC to play your games with amazing visual quality, on machines that otherwise would not be able to run them.

15. HOW DO I INSTALL A GAME?
Games must be downloaded and installed from the digital stores. You will be prompted to log in to verify that you own the game before you can install it on GeForce NOW. You must also accept any license agreements that are part of the normal download and install experience set by the publisher.

16. HOW DO I LAUNCH AND PLAY A GAME?
On the first click of a game tile, your ownership is verified with the digital store through a login, and then the game is installed onto your GeForce NOW gaming rig in the cloud. Then you can launch the game by clicking on its icon in the GeForce NOW for Mac or PC app. It will look and feel like you are launching the game on your Mac, when, in fact, GeForce NOW is launching it remotely on a gaming rig in the cloud and streaming it back to your Mac or PC.

17. I FOUND A BUG, WHERE DO I GO TO REPORT IT?
You can head to our forums and post a thread there, or you can submit feedback privately via a chat at our support center. Our product and support teams are ready to assist.

18. WHERE CAN I SEE THE LIST OF KNOWN ISSUES?
Please head over to our forums and view the “GeForce NOW Beta Known Issues” sticky thread.

19. I HAVE A FEATURE REQUEST, WHERE CAN I POST IT?
Please head over to our forums and post your suggestion there. Our product and support teams will read and respond. We will provide updates about new features we are working on there as well.

20. CAN I USE A GAMEPAD WITH GEFORCE NOW FOR MAC OR PC?
Yes, please check our system requirements for a complete list of supported peripherals.

21. WHERE CAN I DOWNLOAD THE GEFORCE NOW FOR MAC APP AGAIN?
You can download it here.

22. WHERE CAN I DOWNLOAD THE GEFORCE NOW FOR PC APP AGAIN?
You can download it here.