Nvidia GeForce Now Also comes to Apple’s M1 Macs and Chrome Browser

Nvidia’s GeForce Now game streaming service has introduced in official help for Google’s Chrome net browser, and updated the macOS app to help the brand new Macs with Apple’s own M1 processor.

Chrome help means you’ll be able to hop in and enjoy recreation streaming proper there after which on any system with the browser, however within the launch notes, as noticed by XDA Developers (through Tom’s Hardware), Nvidia clarifies that solely Windows and macOS programs are formally supported with Google’s browser.

That leaves Linux gamers within the lurch, potentially, though these customers can all the time give it a shot, as Nvidia notes: “Other platforms may go, however are unsupported.” Still, that scenario is clearly higher than nothing.

Of course, Chromebook help (that means Chrome OS, reasonably than the Chrome browser) was already introduced in final 12 months (take a look at our information on easy methods to use GeForce Now on a Chromebook).

Nvidia elaborates: “We have additionally added a simple means for you to create bookmarks and shortcuts that can assist you launch your favorite video games sooner. Simply click on on a recreation to open the sport details choices, and choose +SHORTCUT to open a dialog to create a recreation shortcut in your desktop.”

M1 goodness

The newest update (GeForce Now version 2.0.27) also introduces help for Apple’s Macs powered by the ARM-based M1 chip, which is delivered via the official macOS app. So that’s very helpful for anybody who has purchased one in all these new machines.

Note that some folks have been operating GeForce Now in Chrome on Windows systems beforehand, however unofficially – and the official launch represents a fully optimized incarnation. That’s excellent news by way of responsiveness, and avoiding lag along with your game streaming, after all.

Tom’s gave GeForce Now a spin on Chrome with a Windows 10 machine, and located it runs slickly, supplying you with an experience fairly near that of the native app. Some settings are lacking, although, together with the power to drop the frame-rate (to 30 fps) and the choice that compensates for ‘poor community circumstances’.

For these sort of reasons, it is value utilizing the native GeForce Now utility when you can, however the choice to easily hearth up Chrome and simply bounce straight in is clearly a helpful one to have.