Nvidia's GeForce Now is now available on iOS, Fortnite coming soon

Nvidia has announced that its game streaming service, GeForce Now, is now available in beta for users on iOS through the Safari web browser, albeit in beta form. iOS has typically been a challenge for cloud gaming services, with Google Stadia and Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass Ultimate cloud streaming only being available on Android. However, Amazon kickstarted the idea of launching on iOS through a web browser with its Luna service, and now Nvidia is joining the fray.

If you have an iPhone or iPad with iOS or iPadOS 14.2 or later, you can access the newly-launched beta version of GeForce Now through this link. Nvidia also recommend a using a gamepad for playing, as mouse and keyboard aren't fully supported due to limitations in Safari. You can find a list of officially supported gamepads here, but it does include Xbox Wireless Controller models with Bluetooth.

The launch of GeForce Now on iOS means that Fortnite will officially available on Apple devices, but it isn't yet. While Fortnite is a cross-platform game and available on GeForce Now, the PC and mobile versions are actually quite different, and Nvidia is working with Epic Games to release a version of Fortnite that feels familiar to users on iOS. As such, touch controls have to be added, and thus the game will take a while longer to be available.

In addition to the iOS launch, Nvidia also announced that it's adding support for the Chrome browser on Linux, PC, and Android early next year. Chrome has already been supported on ChromeOS since a beta launched earlier this summer.

Nvidia also announced that it's working with GOG.com to add its library of gamers to the GeForce Now catalog, starting with games like The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Cyberpunk 2077. Finally, GeForce Now is expanding to Saudi Arabia thanks to a partnership with Zain KSA. These expansions are also coming soon.

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