Nvidia GeForce NOW game streaming service coming to Australia

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Nvidia’s videogame streaming service GeForce NOW is coming to Australia soon, as per an announcement from Nvidia, which has previously launched the platform in North America and Europe.

What is GeForce NOW?

GeForce NOW is a gaming streaming service that allows you to stream video games to your computer, TV or portable device. It’s unique in that it allows you to stream games from GeForce servers, without the need to download them, provided that you already own the games.

Nvidia has partnered with multiple online stores, such as Steam, the Epic Games store, GOG, Origin and Ubisoft Connect, to make sure you can stream your already-purchased games to your compatible device, without the need to purchase them again through GeForce NOW. It’s very similar to the Google Stadia, Google’s gaming streaming service.

Similar to GeForce NOW is xCloud and the Xbox Game Pass, which allows you to pay a monthly subscription to get access to hundreds of games, which are then available to download and play at will on your Xbox or PC. If you’re interested in picking up the Game Pass, click the link below.

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How much does GeForce NOW cost?

GeForce NOW is free, although the Founders edition costs $4.99 per month in the United States and £4.99 per month in Europe, with a 90-day free trial on offer in countries where the service is available. Pricing in Australia has not been confirmed, although hopefully it’s about the same.

Both subscription tiers allow for 1080/60p streaming quality, with the Founders tier allowing for up to six hours of use per session. In comparison, the free version only allows for one hour of use per session.

What is GeForce NOW compatible with?

A person using GeForce NOW on a phone with a controller adaptor

GeForce NOW is compatible with PCs, Mac computers, laptops, Androids and Chromebook devices, provided that you have a fast internet connection with low latency.

On iPhones and iPads, GeForce NOW is currently running a beta through the Safari web browser, so more details on that to come.

As a streaming service, GeForce NOW doesn’t actually run games from your hard drive or use your graphics card or processor intensively, but instead uses servers located elsewhere. Nvidia has said GeForce NOW’s servers in Australia will be located in Western Australia.

You’ll need to make sure you’ve got an internet connection that can handle the speeds necessary for GeForce NOW. Consider one of the faster plans in the table below, where you can find NBN speeds ideal for games of all types. For a service like GeForce NOW, it might be worth looking upwards of the NBN 50 speed tier.

Gaming-ready NBN plans compared

The following table shows a selection of published gaming-ready NBN plans from Telstra and Aussie Broadband on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of monthly cost, from the lowest to highest, and then by alphabetical order of provider. Use our comparison tool to see plans from a range of other providers. This is a selection of products with links to a referral partner.

Cheap NBN plans compared

Not every gamer needs the fastest internet, and some people like it cheaper. The following table shows a selection of published unlimited NBN 25 and NBN 50 plans on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of standard monthly cost, from the lowest to highest. Use our comparison tool to see plans from a range of other providers. This is a selection of products with links to a referral partner.

NBN 50 & NBN 100 plans compared

If you’d like your gaming experience to have a little extra kick, these plans will do the job. The following table shows a selection of published unlimited NBN 50 and NBN 100 plans on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of standard monthly cost, from the lowest to highest. Use our comparison tool to see plans from a range of other providers. This is a selection of products with links to a referral partner.

NBN 250 & NBN 1000 plans compared

If you want an NBN plan with some serious power, an Ultra fast NBN plan is for you – albeit more expensive. The following table shows a selection of published unlimited NBN 250 and NBN 1000 plans on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of standard monthly cost, from the lowest to highest. Use our comparison tool to see plans from a range of other providers. This is a selection of products with links to a referral partner.

Brand Features Max Data**/billing period Advertised Cost^^/billing period
Superloop logo

Unlimited Superfast 250/25

  • Superfast 250/25 Speed (NBN 250)
  • BYO modem
  • Special offer: $99.95 for the first six months, then $119.95 ongoing

min. cost $119.95 over one month

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $119.95Advertised Cost^^/billing period Go To Site
Kogan Logo

Platinum Unlimited

  • Home Superfast Speed (NBN 250/25)
  • Modem available for $69 upfront
  • Special offer: $116.90 per month for the first 6 months, then $128.90 per month ongoing. Terms apply, offer available until withdrawn.

min. cost $128.90 over one month

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $128.90Advertised Cost^^/billing period Go To Site

Power User

  • Home Superfast Speed (NBN 250/25)
  • Optional modem from $149 ($15 P&H)
  • Special offer: $99 for the first six months, then $129 ongoing

min. cost $129 over one month

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $129Advertised Cost^^/billing period Go To Site
Telstra Logo

Superfast NBN

  • Superfast Speed (NBN 250)
  • Typical evening speed: 215Mbps
  • $216 modem (free when you stay connected for 24 months)
  • Special offer: $99 connection fee waived (online only)
  • Special offer: 3 months free BINGE Standard.
  • Special offer: $140 per month for the first six months, then $180
  • Unlimited local, national & mobile calls included

min. cost $3,459 over 24 months

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $140Advertised Cost^^/billing period Go To Site
Kogan Logo

Diamond Unlimited

  • Home Ultrafast Speed (NBN 1000/50)
  • Modem available for $69 upfront
  • Special offer: $134.90 per month for the first 6 months, then $148.90 per month ongoing. Terms apply, offer available until withdrawn.

min. cost $148.90 over one month

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $148.90Advertised Cost^^/billing period Go To Site

Power House

  • Home Ultrafast Speed (NBN 1000/50)
  • Optional modem from $149 ($15 P&H)
  • Special offer: $119 for the first six months, then $149 ongoing

min. cost $149 over one month

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $149Advertised Cost^^/billing period Go To Site
Superloop logo

Ultrafast 1000/50

  • Ultrafast 1000/50 Evening Speed (NBN 1000)
  • BYO modem
  • Special offer: $119.95 for the first six months, then $139.95 ongoing

min. cost $139.95 over one month

3TBMax Data**/billing period $139.95Advertised Cost^^/billing period Go To Site
Telstra Logo

Ultrafast NBN

  • Ultrafast Speed (NBN 1000)
  • Typical evening speed: 250Mbps
  • $216 modem (free when you stay connected for 24 months)
  • Special offer: $99 connection fee waived (online only)
  • Special offer: 3 months free BINGE Standard.
  • Special offer: $140 per month for the first six months, then $180
  • Unlimited local, national & mobile calls included

min. cost $4,419 over 24 months

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $180Advertised Cost^^/billing period Go To Site
View all NBN plans listed on Canstar Blue

When is GeForce NOW coming to Australia?

GeForce NOW is coming to Australia sometime in 2021, although we don’t have a more specific date than that yet. Watch this space for updates. All that we know is that it’s coming and its servers will be based in Western Australia. We’ll keep you in the loop as we learn more information.

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