For GeForce Now subscribers, 2018 has been a year of constant improvement. The most recent update to GeForce Now eliminates the requirement for a game console or other external gear in order to enjoy native 4K streaming on LG smart TVs.
Since its initial launch in May, GeForce Now has been experimenting with 4K streaming. Since then, the cloud gaming service has expanded, most recently adding support for RTX 4080-level graphics and prioritizing support for customers with ultrawide monitors while streaming.
This function also allows users to start a session directly from the TV’s menu.
In addition, GeForce Now said today that Ultimate members will have access to 4K resolution streaming on certain LG Smart TVs in 2023. Therefore, all one needs is a TV and an internet connection to access GeForce Now. This streamlines the procedure and eliminates the need for additional hardware like the Shield TV Pro or Chromecast with Google TV. Nvidia adds that the release will happen in “over 80 supported countries.”
This feature lets users start sessions from the TV’s menu.
We’ve seen this trend grow in popularity, with Samsung’s Gaming Hub offering native streaming for services like GeForce Now, Amazon Luna, and Xbox Cloud Gaming. Users may also take up a session from the TV’s menu using this feature.
Along with the LG TV announcement, GeForce Now is considering adding a handful of additional games, including a number of titles from Bandai Namco Europe. The most notable is Little Nightmares II: Enhanced Edition, which adds RTX ON to make the game even scarier. That game is one of a set of six: