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You can now stream Xbox games on Nvidia Shield, Smart TVs, more TV devices

19 May 2023 | Rasmus Larsen |

Gears 5 has arrived on GeForce Now to let you stream Xbox games to TV devices without a console, although with some restrictions. More Xbox games will arrive soon.

The Xbox app is currently exclusive to newer Samsung Smart TVs but there is now an alternative as a result of a 10-year agreement between Microsoft and Nvidia, forced upon Microsoft by the European Commission as a condition for approving the Activision Blizzard deal.

 Also read: EU to Microsoft: Activision Blizzard games on all cloud gaming platforms including TVs

Smart TVs, Android TVs, more

Xbox PC game Gears 5 has landed on Nvidia's GeForce Now meaning that you can stream the game over the internet – no console required – to any TV device that suports the GeForce Now app. - "With their gaming fueled by GeForce GPU servers in the cloud, members can access the best of Xbox Game Studios and Bethesda titles across nearly any device, including underpowered PCs, Macs, iOS and Android mobile devices, Nvidia Shield TV, supported smart TVs and more," announced Nvidia. This includes Android TV devices, Google TV devices (Chromecast, Sony TVs, Philips TVs, TCL TVs etc.), select LG webOS TVs, select Samsung Tizen TVs, Nvidia Shield, and many more. Compatible controllers include Shield, Xbox, PS4 and PS5, Logitech, and more.

Gears 5 GeForce Now

Gears 5 is now available on GeForce Now

Restrictions and limitations

EU has been clear that availability of Xbox games that consumers have bought must not be limited to any specific type of device or cloud gaming platform. However, some other restrictions apply – at least initially. The Xbox PC game must currently be purchased from Steam or Epic Games Store. Support for the Microsoft Store will be added in the coming months, said Microsoft. There is no word on support for PC Game Pass. Xbox games will also come to other cloud gaming platforms in the near future.

More games coming soon

In addition to Gears 5, three additional Xbox PC games will be added to GeForce now on Thursday, May 25. - "We’re thrilled to share that starting today, Nvidia GeForce Now cloud gaming members in the U.K., the U.S., the European Union and around the world can stream Gears 5, and on 25 will be able to enjoy fan-favorites Deathloop, Grounded, and Pentiment. This is just the beginning stage of our forward-thinking 10-year partnership with Nvidia to make PC games from Xbox Game Studios and Bethesda available to their GeForce Now members," said Microsoft. It will also include Activision Blizzard games in the future, if the deal is approved by regulators in Europe and the US. GeForce Now supports game streaming in up to 4K 60fps on Nvidia Shield, newer LG TVs and newer Samsung TVs.

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