Limelight attempts NVIDIA SHIELD PC game streaming on all devices

Chris Burns - Jan 13, 2014, 1:41pm CST
Limelight attempts NVIDIA SHIELD PC game streaming on all devices

At the moment you’ll find the folks behind the open-source project known as Limelight working on Android devices, attempting to make the PC streaming option for games through Valve’s Steam work with all devices, not just NVIDIA SHIELD. While we can’t imagine NVIDIA will be especially thrilled at the possibility that this high-powered ability will be reverse engineered so directly, here you’ll find the feature working with NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics cards only

On the mobile side of this equation needs a Samsung Exynos/Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core processor clocked to at least 1.4GHz – or a Cortex-A9 processor or higher – NVIDIA Tegra 3 or higher, that is. You’ll also need a high-end wireless router for wireless connectivity, with a suggestion for 802.11 dual-band coming up first. The computer with NVIDIA GeForce GTX GPU will need to be working with at least a 600/700 series unit, while the Android device will need at least Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

It’s also true that though this system works with just Android and Windows at the moment, the team behind it is working on a “Limelight-pc” application for Windows, OS X, and Linux – streaming from one PC to another, that is. For now we’ll just have to wait for word on iOS and/or Windows Phone devices – no word as yet.

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Straight from XDA Developers CGutman comes the bits and pieces you’ll need to run this setup. You’ll need a PC port, the Limelight app for Android, and the GeForce Experience on your Windows PC. While we’ve seen it work (briefly) in our own wireless network, there’s also SHIELD Proxy available for remote streaming – supposing you’re willing to slave your PC out to such excellence.

Have a peek on your MOGA, Xbox 360, PS3, or OUYA for full gamepad support. You’ll also be able to roll with this full setup – if for whatever reason you’d like to try – with NVIDIA SHIELD as well. It’s all running with Valve’s Steam Big Picture Mode right out of the box, and the team behind the project is working on both keyboard support and mDNS scanning for compatible GFE machines in your network – coming sooner than later.

VIA: Android Police

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