What just happened? LG TVs have a reputation for being the best gaming sets one can buy, and they’re about to get even more appealing to gamers. After announcing the feature earlier this year, Nvidia’s cloud-based game streaming service GeForce Now is rolling out in beta to some of the company’s new TVs.
In January, LG announced that it would start adding the GeForce Now app to select TVs in the second half of the year. It’s finally arriving in select 2021 LG 4K OLED, QNED Mini LED and NanoCell TV models in 80 markets as of today.
While the WebOS app is still classified as being in beta, LG writes that it should be fully functional and available through the LG Content Store.
It should be noted that games will be limited to 60 frames per second and 1080p resolution, so you won’t be able to take advantage of the 4K / 120Hz capabilities of TVs. You can always use an Nvidia Shield TV instead, which can stream in 4K and HDR. The app is also limited to 2-channel stereo, and keyboard / mouse combinations are limited to navigation, although all supported controllers still work with games.
Besides being able to play the PC games you already own, there are over 35 free titles available on GeForce Now.
Every GeForce Now level is supported, including the recently introduced “highest performance” RTX 3080 level ($ 100 for six months), which uses the power of this high-end amp card. However, it looks like you won’t be able to use the 1440p / 120fps available with the option through LG’s new TV app.
Nvidia notes that GeForce Now Priority members ($ 50 for six months) get priority access to game servers, premium RTX platforms, and six-hour sessions, while free tier users get a flat fee. – basic form, standard access and are limited to one hour. sessions. Paid subscribers also get a free copy of Crysis Remastered.
LG’s original announcement indicated that the Google Stadia app would also be available on LG TVs this year, ahead of GeForce Now, but we’re still waiting for the first one to arrive.