GeForce Now

FAQs

1. WHAT IS THE GEFORCE NOW FOR MAC® FREE BETA?
GeForce NOW for Mac is a new service from NVIDIA that connects you to a powerful GeForce GTX gaming PC in the cloud, turning your Mac into a powerful gaming rig. We have launched a free beta of this service so that you can try it out at no charge. The GeForce NOW app will require you to log in to Steam or Blizzard to install games included in our list of supported games. You must already own or purchase these games to play them.

2. WHEN IS GEFORCE NOW FOR MAC AND GEFORCE GeForce NOW PC LAUNCHING?
GeForce NOW for Mac is currently in beta. A PC beta will follow soon. Commercial availability will be announced at a later date.

3. HOW MUCH DOES GEFORCE NOW FOR MAC COST?
GeForce NOW for Mac is free during the beta.

4. HOW IS GEFORCE NOW FOR SHIELD DIFFERENT THAN GEFORCE NOW FOR MAC?
GeForce NOW for SHIELD provides a Netflix-style game-streaming experience. Members get instant, and unlimited, access to a library of popular PC games. Premium titles can also be purchased in the GeForce NOW store. New games are added regularly, and all games require a gamepad  (included with SHIELD TV) to play. GeForce NOW for SHIELD is priced at $7.99 per month, and your first month of service is free. More information can be found here.

GeForce NOW for Mac provides you with instant, on-demand access to a GeForce GTX gaming PC in the cloud. You can use the GeForce NOW app to play games you own. The service provides a simple way to enjoy the latest games, with amazing visual quality, on machines that otherwise would not be able to run them. After the free Beta, there will be a pay-as-you-go model.

5. WHERE IS THE SERVICE AVAILABLE?
The GeForce NOW for Mac beta is only available in the United States and Canada. Visit the server status website for a list of available servers and their current status.

6. WHAT GAMES ARE AVAILABLE DURING THE GEFORCE NOW FOR MAC BETA?
There are more than 30 popular games from the Steam and Blizzard digital stores supported at launch. More games will be added regularly. Launch the app for the latest list of supported games. You need to own the supported games in your Steam or Blizzard account to play them on GeForce NOW.

7. DO I NEED TO OWN GAMES?
You must own, or purchase, games to use the GeForce NOW for Mac service during the free beta. GeForce NOW for Mac gives you instant access to a powerful gaming PC to play your games at their maximum settings.

8. HOW DO I INSTALL A GAME?
Games must be downloaded and installed from Steam or Blizzard. You will be prompted to login 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.

9. HOW DO I LAUNCH AND PLAY A GAME?
Once you have installed a game onto your virtual GeForce NOW gaming PC, you can launch the game by clicking on its icon in the GeForce NOW for Mac 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 PC in the cloud and streaming it back to your Mac.

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

11. IS VOICE CHAT SUPPORTED?
In-game voice chat is not currently supported on GeForce NOW. However, you can use third-party tools like Discord on your Mac to chat with your friends during game play.

12. CAN I USE A GAMEPAD WITH GEFORCE NOW FOR MAC?
We support some gamepads at this time. Please view our system requirements for a complete list of supported peripherals.

13. 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 privately via a chat at our support center. Our product and support teams are ready to assist.

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

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

16. DO I NEED TO MANAGE MY NVIDIA DRIVERS OR GAME UPDATES MYSELF?
No. All driver and games updates will be automatically updated by NVIDIA to keep your virtual GeForce gaming PC up to date.

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

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