GeForce NOW Works on Chromebooks (Sort Of) Via Android APK

GeForce NOW running on a Chromebook

If you can’t wait to play your GeForce NOW games on your budget Chromebook laptop, you can now. May be. Kind of. A user on Reddit managed to load the Android version of the NVIDIA service via the APK file, and it works technically, but getting games to stream is something of a puzzle.

When testing on a Pixelbook and Pixel Slate, we found that some games that require a controller simply wouldn’t work (even with a wired or Bluetooth connected one), and some that required keyboard input to connect would not. no more. I was able to broadcast Fortnite, but my controller did not work and the appearance of the mouse was broken, making the actual game impossible. I’ve gotten into a few simpler games, like Into The Breach and Brawlhalla, but the latter wouldn’t work with my controller either. Which is kind of a break for a fighting game.

Into The Breach, running on Chrome OS via the GeForce NOW Android app. Into The Breach, running on Chrome OS via the GeForce NOW Android app.

The configuration is not easy. You’ll need a Chrome OS device that supports running Android apps, then you need to go into developer mode to activate side loading APK installation file. (It means wiping your laptop if it’s not already in developer mode.) So to put it mildly, it’s not something most players will be willing to do at the moment.

NVIDIA said they are working to bring GeForce NOW to Chromebooks on a more formal basis and will be available Later this year. In other GeForce NOW news, the service added nineteen new games to its streaming library this week:

ATOM RPG Trudograd (published Monday May 11)
Super Mega Baseball 3 (released Wednesday May 13)
Colony of aven
Battlestar Galactica Deadlock
Bomber crew
Children of Morta
Danganronpa V3: kill harmony
Dead Island: Riptide Definitive Edition
The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky SC
Europa Universalis III Complete
Goat Simulator
King of Fighters XIV
Kingdom: New lands
Men of War: Assault Squad
Party Hard
Risen 2: dark waters
Surgeon Simulator
The Wild Eight

As with all GeForce NOW games, players must have purchased and available the game on their respective game store (Steam, Epic, Uplay) in order to be able to distribute it via NVIDIA’s virtual gaming machines.

Source: Reddit via 9to5Google

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