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Nvidia just made it easier to stream games directly to your Steam Deck with GeForce Now

They've streamlined the process for Steam Deck users
Last Updated on May 3, 2024
Nvidia just made it easier to stream games directly to your Steam Deck with GeForce Now
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A new update to GeForce Now is bringing 24 new games to members in May, but that’s not all. In a recent blog post, Nvidia has introduced a new installation package that makes it much easier for Steam Deck owners to use GeForce Now without the need for extra tinkering. This allows for easy setup of your Deck’s gamepad and even adds a link direct to the game streaming service.

You’ll still need to stream games through a compatible browser – Nvidia hasn’t made a dedicated app for the Deck’s Linux-based operating system, as that’s still only available for Windows. Nevertheless, this new update streamlines the process. Nvidia’s promise to allow you to ‘game on any device’ is one step closer.

New installation method for GeForce Now on Steam Deck

Nvidia has reworked how the GeForce Now browser is configured to better suit the Steam Deck’s Gaming Mode, making for a swift installation process which you can find right here. Additionally, they’ve put together a guide to installation on Steam Deck if you want a walkthrough of the process. It now uses a custom script to set up Google Chrome (a browser that supports GeForce Now) and adjusts Chrome’s Flatpak settings to allow for gamepad use. Plus, it adds a shortcut to the streaming service within your Steam library.

This is not quite as native as the GeForce Now App available on Windows-based handhelds like the ASUS ROG Ally or recent MSI Claw, but an excellent update regardless.

Previously, you would have to do some manual work and set up either the Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge browser to be compatible with GeForce Now, specifically its gamepad support – this is also explained in their guide as an alternative method if you so wish. Now that it’s been made easier, there is no real reason to configure this manually, but it serves as a good backup.

Nvidia GeForce Now shortcut in Steam Deck library, source: Nvidia
Nvidia GeForce Now shortcut in Steam Deck library, source: Nvidia

What are the 24 new games?

Once you’ve got everything set up, you can get to enjoying Nvidia’s full catalog of games available on their streaming service. Here’s a list of the twenty-four new games coming to GeForce Now this month:

  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
  • Stormgate Closed Beta
  • Gray Zone Warfare
  • MotoGP24
  • Orcs Must Die! 3
  • Little Kitty, Big City
  • Ships at Sea
  • The Rogue Prince of Persia
  • Men of War II
  • Die by the Blade
  • Norland
  • Gestalt: Steam & Cinder
  • Synergy
  • SunnySide
  • Crown Wars: The Black Prince
  • Capes
  • Colony Survival
  • Exo One
  • Farmer’s Life
  • Honkai: Star Rail
  • Phantom Brigade
  • Supermarket Simulator

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