But you'll have to pony up $4.99 first Chrome OS might not be the best operating system for hardcore gamers, but most Chromebooks are powerful enough to play some popular games — especially when you add cloud game streaming like GeForce NOW to the mix. Nvidia launched the service in beta earlier this year, and now Chromebook users can get three months for free — with a small catch. You'll have to pay $4.99 for the GeForce NOW Founders membership to get these additional three months for free. Read More Chromebook owners can get 3 months of GeForce NOW for free was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
Plus a new notification hub and profile pinning features Microsoft formally launched its xCloud game streaming service last week, allowing users to stream console games right from their Android phones — and Android TVs, even if unofficially. Now the company is releasing a big update for the Xbox mobile app that includes brand new features, including the ability for everyone to stream console games to their phones with Xbox remote play. The new update is a complete revamp from the ground up. Read More Stream games from your console to your phone with the latest Xbox app beta was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
Also, Steam games can be synced to GeForce Now as they are available We live in a great age for video games where a lot of new stuff's pretty good and all the greats of yore are being remastered for our shiny 4K TVs. But say you're taking advantage of cloud-streamed games and you're really looking for that extra punch of detail? Perhaps it's best to own last year's Nvidia Shield TV Pro — the complementary Nvidia Games app has been updated to enable AI upscaling on the company's GeForce Now and GameStream platforms. Read More Nvidia Shield TV Pro gets AI upscaling to improve GeForce Now and GameStream graphics (APK Download) was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
Apple's going for the 'most anti-competitive company' speedrun Apple's draconian App Store policies have been criticized time and time again, and most recently, they led to a lawsuit by Epic Games. The company also recently blocked game streaming services like Google Stadia and Xbox Game Streaming from entering the App Store. Apple has now updated its policies to allow game streaming services, but only if they go through many hoops. The App Store Review Guidelines have been updated with a new section specifically addressing streaming games. Read More Apple establishes ridiculous requirements for Stadia and Xbox Game Streaming on iOS was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
The artist formerly known as Microsoft xCloud Xbox Game Streaming (formerly known as xCloud) is shaping up to be one of the best game streaming services around, and after the platform's recent ban from the Apple App Store, Android will be its only mobile home. Later this year, the service will have even more games from publisher Electronic Arts, thanks to a new partnership between the two companies. Anyone who is subscribed to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate (which costs $1 for the first month, then $15/mo after that) will receive EA Play at no additional charge, starting later this year. Read More PC and console EA games are coming to Android, thanks to Xbox Game Streaming was written by the awesome team
You just have to spoof your browser's user agent with an official Google tool While Google Stadia needs nothing but your browser to work, the story is different for GeForce Now. Nvidia would like you to install its dedicated application for its game streaming service on Windows and Mac. But ever since GeForce Now is available on Chromebooks, we know that it's capable of running inside Chrome, and where there's a will, there's a way. By spoofing your browser user agent with an official Google tool, you can use GeForce Now right in Chrome on your PC, Mac, or Linux machine — nothing but an extension required. Read More How to play GeForce Now in your Chrome browser without installing anything
You'll need an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription to try the cloud gaming service Last week, we reported Microsoft's game streaming service xCloud would launch on September 15 and that it would initially require an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription. Although there's still more than a month left until the service officially becomes available, Microsoft is allowing people to beta test it starting today. In a statement to The Verge, the company mentioned that “existing Xbox Game Pass (Beta) app users will get the opportunity to test a subset of the available titles." Read More Microsoft xCloud's public beta starts today was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
Mobile data streaming gets a limited, but needed first step Google is finally letting Android phone owners use their 4G and 5G connections to stream gameplay to and from Stadia starting today. The company is calling this an open experiment and, as it may turn out, could bear significant limits. Players can check to see if they can activate the feature by heading to the Stadia app, tapping on their avatar in the top-right corner, selecting Experiments, and looking for the Use Mobile Data toggle. Read More You can try out Stadia with your 4G or 5G connection today was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
It will only be available to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers at first Yesterday, Microsoft announced a big round of updates regarding the future of its gaming strategy, giving us more details on its upcoming Xbox Series X and backward compatibility. The company also gave some attention to its cross-platform Stadia competitor, xCloud. After extensive beta testing, the service will launch in September, but it will be limited to the existing Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, which costs $15 a month. In the beginning, you'll have access to more than 100 Xbox Game Pass titles, which Microsoft streams to your phone or tablet. Read MoreMicrosoft's game streaming service xCloud will officially launch in September was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
Project Tempo's timing could be pushed out to 2021 The New York Times reports that Amazon will follow in Stadia's footsteps with its own cloud gaming service, currently code-named Project Tempo. Details are sparse, but Amazon's general plans were confirmed just earlier today, with the service expected to launch this year — though coronavirus could push it back. Although most of The New York Times' story focused on two future games from Amazon's new game studio (Crucible and New World), the company also abstractly teased upcoming interactive games for its Twitch streaming platform. Read MoreReport: Amazon's working on a Stadia competitor, but it might be delayed due to coronavirus was written by the awesome team at Android Police.