Nvidia’s cloud gaming service arrives on LG TVs

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Nvidia’s GeForce Now app for LG TVs has left beta, the graphics card maker announced today. The cloud gaming service was released in beta last November for select LG televisions, and lets you stream games from Nvidia servers purchased from retailers such as Steam and the Epic Games Store.

If you have a compatible 2021 LG TV, you can download the GeForce Now app from the LG Content Store. To celebrate the launch, Nvidia is offering six months of GeForce Now’s Priority tier on eligible LG TV purchases for free between February 1 and March 27.

While it was previously possible to access Nvidia’s streaming service on the Nvidia Shield, accessing the service directly from a TV itself is a much more streamlined solution. Of course, it’s also the cheaper option if you’re someone who doesn’t have Nvidia’s set-top box yet, and don’t feel like hooking up another GeForce Now-compatible device to your TV.

In addition to the official launch of the LG TV app, Nvidia also says it is rolling out new resolution upscaling options for GeForce Now. These are designed to make up for the difference when your streaming resolution (determined by your network bandwidth) is lower than your display resolution. There are now three upscaling modes: “standard”, which is enabled by default, “enhanced”, which provides better quality with the risk of adding latency, and “AI-enhanced”, which provides the best upscaling quality, but is only available on the Nvidia Shield or PCs with select Nvidia GPUs. In addition to scaling, the feature can also shrink content when your screen resolution is lower than your streaming resolution.

Nvidia also has a handful of new games on its streaming service this week: Mortal Online 2, Daemon X Machina, Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition, Tropico 6, and Assassin’s Creed III Deluxe Edition.

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