(PC World) – Nvidia on Wednesday laid out its plans to become the “Netflix of games,” with a new streaming service for its line of Shield devices that will cost $8 and starts with a three-month free trial.
Called GeForce Now, the service lets players stream from a library of games to the company’s Shield console, the Shield Tablet or Shield Portable gaming units. The company said gamers can click on a title, and instead of the usual download chore of gigabytes, it can be played immediately.
GeForce Now will go live Thursday for gamers in North America, Europe, Eastern Europe and Western Russia, as well as Japan and South Korea.
Why this matters: Game streaming was one of the key features of Nvidia’s Shield console when it was announced in March, but it’s taken until now for the company to unwrap it officially and announce a price.