If you feel like playing your GeForce NOW games on your budget Chromebook laptop, now you can. Could be. Kind of. A user on Reddit managed to sideload the Android version of the NVIDIA service via the APK file, and it works technically, but actually streaming games is a bit of a headache.
When testing on a Pixelbook and Pixel Slate, we found that some games that required a controller just wouldn't work (even with one connected via wired or Bluetooth), and some that required keyboard input to login also not. I was able to stream Fortnite, but my controller was not working and the mouse appearance was broken, making real play impossible. I came in a few simpler games, like Into The Breach and Brawlhalla but the latter wouldn't work with my controller either. That's kind of a deal breaker for a fighting game.
Setting it up is not easy. You need a Chrome OS device that supports Android apps, and then you have to go into developer mode to load the APK installation file on the side. (That means you have to wipe your laptop if it's not already in developer mode.) So to put it mildly, this isn't something most players want to do right now.
NVIDIA has said they are working to bring GeForce NOW to Chromebooks in a more official way, 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 (released Monday, May 11)
- Super Mega Baseball 3 (released Wednesday, May 13)
- Aven Colony
- Battlestar Galactica Deadlock
- Bomber Crew
- Children of Morta
- Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony
- Dead Island: Riptide Definitive Edition
- The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky SC  Europa Universalis III Complete
- Fate / EXTELLA
- Goat Simulator
- The 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 the game and made it available in the respective game store (Steam, Epic, Uplay) to stream via NVIDIA & # 39; s virtual playing machines.
Source: Reddit via 9to5Goog le