NVIDIA recently announced its Shield is now capable of streaming content at 1080p and it seems the company isn’t stopping there. NVIDIA knows gamers want to enjoy their games wherever they go, and not just in another room within their home, which is why the company is launching a beta for its cloud gaming service.
The beta for NVIDIA’s cloud gaming service will allow those beta testers to be able to stream games directly from the Internet and wouldn’t require that user’s computer to be on at all. Prior to this, the only way users would be able to stream games to their NVIDIA Shield would be through their home network running on a PC that happens to have a supported NVIDIA graphics card installed on it.
As of now, beta participation for the NVIDIA Grid Cloud Gaming Beta is pretty limited as it looks like they’re only allowing on those who live in Northern California to be considered. The reason for this has everything to do with a user’s ping needs to be 40ms or less and they’d need at least 10Mbps download speeds to participate.