Mac users always dreamed of playing high-end games on their computers, but due to the macOS environment and graphics capabilities limitations, most Mac owners felt left-out from the gaming world. But not anymore!
The cloud-based gaming platform GeForce NOW adds the Silicon-based Mac computer to its list of streamable devices. Before the GeForce NOW, Mac users were limited to games like Stardew Valley, Hollow Knight, Slay the Spire, Firewatch, and more low-level games.
Without the GeForce NOW, the Mac computers would have been impossible to run graphic-intensive games like Shadow Of The Colossus, Persona 5, Until Dawn, and the God of War series. The updated GeForce NOW supports the M1-equipped Mac plus the Intel-based computers to run heavy games without any external hardware upgrade.
What is Nvidia GeForce NOW?
Nvidia GeForce NOW is a cloud-based gaming service that lets you game on any device with an internet connection. Unlike traditional gaming, which requires a console/PC, the GeForce NOW works in the cloud and gives you access to a wide range of games from its gaming catalog.
It works on the same technology as Stadia and integrates with Steam to enable gaming on multiple devices with an internet connection. The technology is widely used by people who do not own a gaming console. You can install the app on your Windows PC, Mac Computers, Chromebooks, Android smartphones, and iOS devices.
It uses the Wifi connection as a bridge and adds a virtual gaming station to your computer that virtually makes your PC a gaming console. The only requirement for running the GeForce NOW on your devices is a strong internet connection. Nvidia recommends a strong internet connection, like 25Mb/s download speed, or at least a 5GHz wireless router.
How to use Nvidia GeForce NOW on the new Apple Silicon Macs?
Apple’s decision to use its processor chips made headlines in the technology market. Apple ditches Intel’s x86-64 chips to its homebred ARM64 architecture chips known as Apple Silicon for the new range of 13-inch MacBook Pro and MacBook Air laptops. To use the Nvidia GeForce NOW on your Mac computers, follow the instructions given below.
- Create a GeForce NOW account or sign in using your existing Nvidia account.
- Test your internet connection with the in-built GeForce optimal gaming experience test.
- Find your desired game from the video game list.
- Now, click on the games you purchased with your other gaming accounts.
- For better in-game performance, use a hardwired Ethernet connection or 5GHz wireless router.
Gaming has never been so easy, and with the latest development with Nvidia GeForce NOW, Mac users can play graphic-intensive games without purchasing an external gaming console. Through Nvidia GeForce NOW, gaming will be more affordable. With the integration of new devices, people worldwide can play heavy AAA game titles without any gaming rigs or gaming peripherals. Though there is a small membership price for using the platform, the ease of gaming that comes with Nvidia GeForce NOW is worth the cost.