Update: The Verge has confirmed that Nvidia's GeForce Now service is working with the new Xbox browser, meaning you can play PC games on your Xbox console through the power of cloud streaming.
However, playing games that require the use of a mouse and keyboard is reportedly not the most ideal experience right now, and you may find that the latency isn't great for multiplayer games. Basically, expect a few quirks!
We've put together a guide to help you get started with GeForce Now on Xbox. Check it out!
Original story: The recent addition of an updated Microsoft Edge internet browser for Xbox has led to a wide range of possibilities, such as playing Google Stadia games on your console, and you should be able to play PC games on it soon as well.
This is thanks to an update for Nvidia's GeForce Now service, which as highlighted by The Verge, has rolled out a new client providing beta support for the Microsoft Edge browser. Seeing as the new Xbox browser is effectively the PC version of Microsoft Edge running on console, this should mean GeForce Now will work on Xbox very soon.
For those who aren't in the know, GeForce Now is a service that allows you to stream the likes of certain Steam and Epic Games Store titles remotely via the cloud, so you can play them on a range of devices.
GeForce Now was previously unlocked for Xbox Insiders on the new browser many months ago, but suffered a few teething issues - most of which were on Xbox's end, as the browser was missing features such as mouse and keyboard support at the time. Now though, we're hopeful that GeForce Now will be an excellent way to experience PC games on Xbox via the power of cloud streaming in the very near future.
What are your thoughts on this? Will you be trying it? Let us know down in the comments below.
Xbox soon to be your all in one gaming system
Possibly. Every time I've tried to emulate through the browser it just keeps crashing and sending me back home. I just want to replay some Goldeneye and No Mercy!
To stream something like Days Gone would require a significantly good WiFi connection. Great for those who have it.
@Berry-sXe No Mercy. What a game.
@Chaudy Yeah, that's still the big drawback to all this streaming stuff, even xCloud obviously. This won't be able to be appreciated by the masses for quite some time.
Still, it's nice that this will be an option for some people soon. People could probably stream more basic PC titles, but yeah, the bigger titles and PS titles aren't going to work for people like you and me. It's a big reason why I'm not a PS Now subscriber either.
Does this mean that I will able to play my Steam Warhammer collection on XBOX?
That means you'll soon be able to stream God Of War on Xbox
Company of Heroes played on my couch through my Xbox? Sounds like a bizarre yet most welcome dream
@RedKnight34 don't tease us like this!
Not a tease look on the gforce now website coming soon in January
Once cloud gaming have become so good and available in many more parts of the world, this will become such a game-changing feature and one of Xbox's real advantage over the other console platforms. Today? Nah. Good for some, maybe.
Shame my internet connection will not be able to cope
A lot of these ps games will be playable on an xbs' with the new browser? Also, I heard nvidia's streaming capabilities are supposedly 4× faster than xcloud. So maybe latency, etc, might be little to none.
Wow my Series X purchase a month ago just gets better by the week
Unless Sony puts a stop to their games being included. Now if we could just get Final Fantasy 7 Remake announced for PC, since it's never coming to Xbox, apparently...
Holy f*** this is a new age.
Does this mean you can stream games you've purchased on Steam without needing a PC?
@Snake_V5 It does (for games that are supported), but only in one-hour session lengths unless you're willing to pay for a membership.
What if I set up remote play from a PC to the Xbox, and then used that to access GeForce Now? Then I could play PC games on my PC via an Xbox!
It's a confident move from MS not to block this. The MS of yesteryear would have blocked this in a instance. Like most of UK/Europe/Asia I have plenty bandwidth and no data caps for streaming to be doable without issue, But, Its not my preferred play, I would like to be able to start a gamepass game streaming and be able to switch to a download copy if I like it on the Xbox. It would make it easy to jump into a game quick and try it out before downloading the whole game
Days Gone isn't in GeForce Now.
You can't play your entire Steam library. It's basically like Game Pass and xCloud where you can only stream a select library of games if you own them.
The only Sony game supported is Death Stranding.
@FraserG 1 hour sessions??? and how much is that gonna cost?
@ymo1965 1 hour sessions are the free tier. Only thing you need is to own supported games on one of the supported PC stores.
You can also pay for a subscription which gives you either 6 hour or 8 hour sessions (and other benefits)
@sanderev Thanks. I tried the free one but the preview of the game playing on my monitor was a little messy looking. I only have a gtx1080, so I guess this service really is for the RTX cards. I had no idea. My bad! I installed the app on the pc but couldn't work out how to get it on the tv. By the quality I got, not worth it anyway.
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