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 an amazing gaming rig. Simply download and install the GeForce NOW app to connect to our gaming machines. No need to mess with Boot Camp or other complicated ways to enjoy PC games on your Mac.

With GeForce NOW, you can play the games that you already own by logging into Steam™ 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 virtual GeForce NOW PC in the cloud, and it will be saved for instant play when you return.

2. WHEN IS GEFORCE NOW FOR MAC AND 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, 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.

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

6. WHY IS THE GEFORCE NOW APP NOT IN MY NATIVE LANGUAGE, BUT I CAN ACCESS THE APP
We wanted to make the GeForce NOW for Mac free beta available to gamers in Europe as soon as possible, and therefore, this first version of the app is English only. 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.

7. WHY DO SOME GAMES HAVE MY NATIVE LANGUAGE, BUT OTHERS DO NOT?
You can change languages in games that natively support in-game language options through their settings options. We will add language support for games that do not offer native language options over the coming months. For now, these games are English only.

8. WHEN WILL THE APP BE IN MY NATIVE LANGUAGE?
We will work to provide additional languages in our app in the coming months. Please check back often for updates.

9. WHY ARE SOME GAMES AVAILABLE IN OTHER COUNTRIES BUT I CANNOT PLAY THEM?
GeForce NOW 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.

10. WHAT GAMES ARE AVAILABLE?
There are more than 100 games currently supported. More games will be added regularly. You need to own the supported games on Steam or Battle.net to play them on GeForce NOW. See the full list of supported games here

11. 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.

12. HOW DO I INSTALL A GAME?
Games must be downloaded and installed from Steam. You’ll 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.

13. HOW DO I LAUNCH AND PLAY A GAME?
Once you’ve installed a game onto your virtual GeForce NOW gaming PC, you can launch it 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.

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

15. IS VOICE CHAT SUPPORTED USING A MICROPHONE?
Yes, we have added in-game microphone support for all games in Beta Update 4. 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.

16. 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.

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 privately through 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 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 forums and post your suggestion there. Our product and support teams will read and respond there. We’ll provide updates about new features we’re working on there as well.

20. 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.

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

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