GeForce NOW app for smart TV is finally here and NVIDIA’s software is not available on select 2021 LG 4K OLED, QNED Mini LED, and NanoCell TV models.
The GeForce NOW app for LG TVs running webOS is in beta, and this means that there are possibly many limitations that are currently in place to utilize the complete features of the App. Speaking of the limitations, it seems like the GeForce NOW app only allows up to 1080p resolution and 60 frames per second.
We already know that the brand new RTX 3080 tier can go as up as 1440p resolution and 120 frames per second on PC/Mac. If you’ve got a SHIELD TV, NVIDIA’s cloud gaming service can now stream even in 4K HDR there.
Audio is also limited to 2-channel stereo and users can also use only use a keyboard and mouse to browse the app, not to play games. However, if the players want to play games then they will have to use a gamepad like the NVIDIA SHIELD controller, the Xbox controllers, the PlayStation DualShock 4, or DualSense controllers, and the Logitech F310, F710, and Dual Action controllers. At this point, it’s not clear when the gaming support for the keyboard and mouse will appear.
This isn’t the first partnership between LG and NVIDIA, as the former was the first TV manufacturer to introduce support for G-SYNC technology a couple of years ago.
Lee Sang-woo, senior vice president of corporate business strategy at LG Electronics Home Entertainment Company, said in a statement:
LG customers are expecting the best when it comes to gaming on a large screen. Partnering with NVIDIA to bring GeForce NOW to LG TV owners is a sign of our commitment to deliver the best gaming experience on LG TVs running webOS.