NVIDIA GeForce Now is now available on Chromebooks!

Last updated on Jul 14, 2021

Posted on Aug 18, 2020

This is some exciting news! NVIDIA has officially announced ChromeOS support for its Cloud Gaming platform, GeForce Now. This is another step towards making PC gaming more accessible to anyone!

Initially, Google Stadia is technically the only supported Cloud Gaming platform available on Chromebooks; however, Google Stadia requires you to repurchase your games. With the addition of GeForce Now being available on Chromebooks, you will now be able to access your Steam library on your Chromebook and game!

Now... if only Shadow could support Chromebooks :).

If you have a Chromebook and want to give it a try, head over to https://play.geforcenow.com with Chrome. If your computer meets the minimum requirements, you will be brought to the GeForce Now landing. If your computer does not meet the criteria, you will be redirected to an "Unsupported Device" page.


Why I am excited about this update

If you are an avid follower of Luro.io, you know that I write about my experiences with Linux and Cloud Gaming once in awhile. I use Linux on every device that I own, as I find it better to use than Windows. The only downside to Linux and Cloud Gaming is that I only have access to Google Stadia and Shadow.

GeForce Now, unfortunately, does not support Linux at this time. Hopefully, a Linux client comes soon, but currently, nothing. But, with the addition of being able to use GeForce Now on Chrome via a Chromebook, this now means that you can theoretically use it on Linux now. All you have to do is use a "User-Agent" switcher to make your Chrome Browser seem like it is running on a Chromebook.

However, I hope NVIDIA announces full Linux support soon!

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