After a successful beta period, Nvidia has announced GeForce Now, its cloud-based game streaming service, is available as a native app on recent release LG TVs.

Supported on compatible 2021 OLED and 4K UHD LG TVs running webOS 6.0, GeForce Now will enable gamers to play high-quality PC titles such as Fortnite, Apex Legends, and Cyberpunk 2077 on their TVs using cloud technology.

GeForce Now, which has local servers powered by Perth-based internet service provider Pentanet, allows users to stream PC games from their own library to various connected devices without the need for expensive gaming hardware.

Through the server side RTX GPU technology, GeForce Now subscribers can play games at higher graphical settings on comparatively underpowered technology, such as laptops, tablets, phones – and now directly through TVs with no additional hardware beyond a controller.

To use GeForce Now, Nvidia recommends an internet connection of at least 15Mbps and either a direct ethernet connection or a 5GHz wireless router.

GeForce Now has a free Basic plan geared towards trying the service before committing, which allows for one-hour gaming sessions before needing to re-queue, and the RTX technologies used for higher visual settings such as ray tracing are disabled. The paid tier, called Priority, is currently offered at $19.99 per month, which includes reduced queue times, four-hour gaming sessions, and enables RTX technology.

Nvidia will also release the GeForce Now app on Samsung TVs in the near future, in addition to the recent launch on LG TVs. 

It further signals a push towards cloud-based gaming, echoed by Microsoft’s plans to launch a native Xbox app for internet-connected TVs off the back of the Netflix-styled Xbox Game Pass service. Game Pass offers players access to a rotating library of games across various devices for a monthly subscription without the need to actually own an Xbox.