Nvidia updates GeForce NOW gaming service with support for M1 Macs

Macbook Air M1
Macbook Air M1 (Image credit: Daniel Bader / Android Central)

What you need to know

  • Nvidia has rolled out M1 Mac support for its GeForce NOW macOS app.
  • The update also makes sharing games on iOS and iPadOS easier.

In a blog post on the company's website, Nvidia has announced that its latest version of GeForce NOW, the company's game streaming service, has added support for the M1 Macs with its macOS app.

  • Support for Macs with Apple M1 chips. Did you get a new Mac with the Apple M1 chip over the holidays? Good news: Our latest v2.0.27 macOS app officially supports these Apple products.

The update also brings the service directly to Google Chrome, which opens up the service to anyone with a Mac or Windows computer with Chrome installed.

  • In 2.0.27 we are adding beta support for the Google Chrome browser, which will enable millions more prospective new PC gamers to easily play the latest games on Windows and macOS. (ChromeOS is already supported.) Other platforms may work, but are unsupported. Just point your Chrome browser to https://play.geforcenow.com to get started!
  • We have also added an easy way for you to create bookmarks and shortcuts to help you launch your favorite games faster. Simply click on a game to open the game details options, and select +SHORTCUT to open a dialog to create a game shortcut on your desktop.

Geforce Now Chrome

Geforce Now Chrome (Image credit: Nvidia)

Version 2.0.27 also allows iOS and iPadOS users to share games from the GeForce NOW app through popular messaging apps like iMessage, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and more.

  • With our expanded browser support, it's even easier to try GeForce NOW. On Chrome Browsers, we added a way for you to share a URL for any game on GeForce NOW with your friends. Click on any game to open the game details options. Then, copy the URL shown in your web browser and share it via social media or text message, or email it to your friends to invite them to play.
  • On iOS and iPadOS you can also share a game with the built-in Share option to any app that is integrated into iOS/iPadOS Share, including iMessage, Whatsapp, and more. Click on any game to open the game details options. Click on SHARE to open an iOS/iPadOS Share dialog. Choose any installed app - like iMessage - to share.

Geforce Now Ios Share

Geforce Now Ios Share (Image credit: Nvidia)

You can download the latest version of GeForce NOW...now.

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