GeForce Now, Nvidia’s Game Streaming Service Will Launch Tomorrow for $7.99 a month
Nvidia has finally unveiled its game streaming service entitled, GeForce Now. Previously called Grid, the service was already available as a free beta to Shield TV users, but starting tomorrow – October 1st – the full version will launch with a subscription fee of $7.99 per month, though the first three months will be free.
Described as “the Netflix for games,” GeForce Now lets subscribers stream over 50 high-end PC games for now, as well as buy and play others instantly.
The system is capable of streaming games at up to 1080p and 60 frames per second. In addition, the company could roll out an update in future to bring in 4K gaming when streamed with a compatible TV.
As far as the availability of the service on Windows platform is concerned; well, it won’t be available, at least for now. GeForce Now is optimized for SHIELD devices, and at launch, it will be available exclusively on these devices, including SHIELD Portable, SHIELD Tablet, and the new Android-powered SHIELD TV set-top box.
The Shield TV is set to make its debut in Europe tomorrow, with a launch in France, Germany, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.
GeForce Now will face competition from PlayStation Now and recently launched GameFly streaming service. Sony’s PlayStation Now lets users stream PS3 games for $19.99 a month, while GameFly allows users to rent bundles of games for $6.99 a month each. Both the streaming services have recently launched on Samsung smart TVs.