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GeForce NOW (GFN) is NVIDIA’s cloud-based game streaming service, delivering real-time gameplay straight from the cloud to your laptop, desktop, Mac, SHIELD TV, Android device or iPhone and iPad.

With GFN, you can instantly transform nearly any laptop, desktop, Mac, SHIELD TV, Android device, iPhone, or iPad into the PC gaming rig you’ve always dreamed of. Experience instant loading, ray-traced graphics and smooth FPS even when playing the most demanding games.

Connect to your store accounts and stream your own library of games, or play your favourite free-to-play games. With cloud saves for supported games, you can pick up your game where you left off, on any supported device, wherever you are.

In January 2021, NVIDIA announced a formal Alliance agreement with Pentanet, one of the fastest growing internet service providers in Australia.

NVIDIA's GeForce NOW Alliance is a partnership of telecommunications providers using optimized NVIDIA RTX Servers to expand and improve the cloud gaming experience globally.

Read the full announcement from NVIDIA here.

Australia’s GFN server locations will initially reside in Perth and Sydney, which will serve the purpose of the Pentanet’s pilot program into the technology. Our plan is to build infrastructure where there is demand, including expansion into New Zealand in time.

To plan the expansion of GFN in the region, we really need to know where to head next. Please register your interest for your state (and get your mates to do the same!)

We aim to roll out the Australian GeForce NOW beta in mid-2021, with an intended commercial launch to follow. The beta is open to all Australians with a suitable broadband connection, with Pentanet internet customers receiving priority access.

Pricing is to be announced at a later date.

GFN powered by Pentanet is a BYOG – bring your own games service. It connects to your previously purchased/owned digital PC game stores so you can stream your own library of games. Search below to find your library of games, or look for new ones including many of the latest releases and top free-to-play games.. (You must already own or purchase titles to play them on GeForce NOW.)

Check out the Games page to see a list of titles.

Yes, you need to own or purchase a game from one of the supported game stores before playing it on GeForce NOW. The service also supports over 75 of the most popular free-to-play games like Fortnite, Apex Legends and more. See all supported games.

There are a few system requirements we suggest checking out here.

One of the key things you’ll need for an epic GFN experience will be a fast and stable internet connection. GeForce NOW requires at least 15Mbps for 720p at 60fps and 25 Mbps for 1080p at 60fps. A hardwired Ethernet connection or 5GHz router is strongly recommended.

During our beta testing period, Pentanet will determine which networks in Australia have the capability to deliver the future gaming technology to households, and which network types don’t yet ‘cut the mustard’. Stay tuned…

PS. If you’re in Western Australia and you want superfast, reliable internet designed by gamers to support next-gen applications like cloud gaming, check out pentanet.com.au

We’re proud gamers ourselves, having founded Pentanet on principles of providing outstanding internet service to players. It’s this commitment that helped forge a partnership with NVIDIA.

Pentanet (ASX:5GG) may be a new name to some eastern states gamers, but we’re no stranger to gaming and esports. In 2017, our founder and managing director, Stephen Cornish, sold his house to build the first fixed wireless tower because he was frustrated with his performance in League of Legends. He says: “I figured my bad internet was what was keeping me stuck Ranked Bronze, so I fixed it and have only been stuck in Silver ever since.”

Pentanet are Western Australia’s favourite telco, passionate about superfast internet and amazing local service. Delivering affordable high-speed internet services to the Perth metro area and NBN fibre to regional WA, Pentanet are proudly powering our great state with superfast internet solutions to suit your home, family, business or enterprise. It’s fast, reliable, local internet that you can count on.

Born from three gamers’ frustration with below average internet speeds, Pentanet has privately built Perth’s largest and fastest growing fixed wireless network. With over 42 towers connected by over 300km of dark fibre across the Perth metropolitan region, the Pentanet Fixed Wireless network delivers fibre-like speeds ‘through the air’ using point-to-point technology.

Facebook: @PentanetISP

Twitter: @pentanet_isp

Instagram: @pentanet_perth

Launching into the esports scene in 2019, Pentanet.GG exists to create opportunities for casual, aspirational, and professional gamers and streamers in Australia.

Team PGG's professional esports players competed in the esports Oceanic Pro League in 2020, with two players also selected to represent Australia in the OPL All Stars team for the Mid-Season Streamathon (MSS) in 2020. The team placed third in Split 2 – a stellar result for our first year in the series.

A new professional roster will take part in the League of Legends Circuit Oceania in 2021. Follow all the action and support the team here:

Website: esports.pentanet.gg

Facebook: @PentanetGG

Twitter: @pentanetgg

Instagram: @pentanetgg

PC/MAC

No. All driver and games updates are automatically managed by NVIDIA.

NVIDIA SHIELD

GeForce NOW streams your favorite PC games from NVIDIA cloud data centers. You can use GeForce NOW across any supported device.

GameStream lets you cast your PC games to your SHIELD by accessing your games from your GeForce GTX powered PC in your home.

Yes, you can connect a USB or Bluetooth keyboard or mouse to a SHIELD to play games on GeForce NOW.

We do see this issue with non-US Keyboards and are trying to find a way to improve it. In the meantime, we recommend using US English keyboards, or the NVIDIA on-screen control (OSC) keyboard, or Steam Big Picture keyboard to type in characters such as @. However, if you have a Uplay account with non ASCII characters, you cannot use the NVIDIA OSC keyboard or a US English keyboard. You may need to change your password to log in to Uplay on GeForce NOW.