Will Apple limit the development that Nvidia has made of its streaming platform? It remains to be seen, but for the moment, it is possible to play your streaming games library through Safari
Apple does not have a good relationship with video game streaming services because it cannot control exactly what is broadcast on its mobiles. Neither Amazon nor Google seem to pass the filter with their Luna or Stadia apps.
Hence, you have to look for alternative solutions: Nvidia, for example, today launched the beta of GeForce Now for Safari, the Internet browser on Mac and iOS devices. In other words, it’s a brilliant way to get around Apple’s ban: you access GeForce Now from the browser, you don’t install any apps, and you have access to the games you want.
The GeForce Now beta for Safari on iOS is available in both the Americas and Europe. To access the service from iOS, it is necessary to run on versions iOS 14.2 or iPadOS 14.2 and, obviously, be subscribed to GeForce Now. Membership costs 5.49 euros per month, or 27.45 euros if you pay at once for six months.
From Nvidia, they recommend playing with a controller, as there are no touch controls enabled. The latest versions of iOS already allowed the Xbox One or PS4 controllers to be connected without problems via bluetooth, as well as the use of other accessories, such as the Razer Kishi, which we have already talked about here.
The next step of the service is to give access to GeForce Now from computer browsers, which will arrive in 2021, according to the company itself.
Along with this announcement, Nvidia has released more information on its news for the service. The highlight is that GeForce Now is now compatible with the Epic Games Store, so it is possible to play Fortnite on mobile in this way. At the moment, only using a controller, but a version with touch controls is also in development.
Another great novelty is the inclusion of games with raytracing through Nvidia’s RTX technology, such as Watch Dogs Legion or Cyberpunk 2077, which will be released on December 12 if all goes well.
Nvidia is doing well with GeForce Now. Although video game streaming is still a market that is in its infancy, they already have 5 million registered users, 75 free to play games, 750 paid games and their players total more than 15 million hours played each month.