Game stream at the end: Nvidia Shield TV loses function
As Nvidia has announced, the Nvidia Shield TV streaming box will lose the previously included Gamestream feature. However, a replacement is already available, as the manufacturer reports.
Even before cloud gaming services like Google Stadia saw the light of day in 2019, gamers could wirelessly cast their PC games to another device. However, this streaming was only possible locally, i.e. in your own network. For example, the Nvidia Shield TV streaming box has the free Gamestream feature, which allows PC games to be streamed from a PC connected to the home network to the Android box. Nvidia has now announced that there will soon be no more game streams.
Geforce Now as a replacement for Nvidia Gamestream
With Gamestream, owners of a PC or laptop with an Nvidia graphics chip can stream their previously purchased PC games to an Nvidia Shield TV via their home network at no additional cost to play. As the manufacturer Nvidia now announces, Gamestream will be discontinued with an update of the Nvidia Games app in February 2023. Instead, users should either use Steam Link or switch to the cloud gaming service Geforce Now.
However, Steam Link and Geforce Now in particular are limited in terms of the range of games. Finally, the respective publisher must first approve the PC game before the game can be streamed by users who have previously purchased the game. Both Steam Link and Geforce Now allow streaming in 4K resolution, provided the internet connection is fast and stable enough.
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Nvidia Shield end game stream collection TV:
- As Nvidia has announced, the Gamestream function will no longer be available from February 2023.
- With Gamestream, owners of a PC or laptop with an Nvidia graphics chip can play their previously purchased PC games on an Nvidia Shield TV via the home network at no additional cost.
- As an alternative, the manufacturer recommends either Steam Link or the cloud gaming service Geforce Now.