Video game streaming services on iOS devices have sparked controversy. Apple does not allow these types of apps in the App Store, seeing them as a kind of “app store”. However, there are solutions to this problem, and the services adapt.
Nvidia has just revealed that its service GeForce NOW is now available on iOS devices via Safari, and Google announced that Stadia will be supported the same way throughout the “next few weeks”.
These types of services bring quality PC games to iPhone and iPad without having to spend hundreds of dollars. In addition, they are completely compatible with PS4, PS5 and Xbox controllers.
Requirements for playing GeForce NOW on iPhone and iPad
GeForce NOW is available from today for users of iOS 14 and above, and brings the power of a Windows PC to the iPhone or iPad by streaming it through Safari.
We can play games like Assassin’s Creed Valhalla o Destiny 2: Beyond the Light from our iOS device. Even in the future, it could bring Fortnite back to the iPhone.
GeForce NOW features 5 million users and it is already available in beta for everyone, they just have to enter the site play.geforcenow.com from their iPhone or iPad.
For its part, Stadia, the Google platform, it will also come on iPhone and iPad using Safari. Stadia starts from a different concept from GeForce NOW, but it is also a streaming gaming platform. In other words, the game is running remotely and you see it on your screen.
These types of platforms are increasingly popular, and there are two major ones coming to the iPhone: Amazon Luna and Microsoft xCloud. But it looks like these two will soon be available in the same way on iPhone and iPad: thanks to Safari.