Moonlight: play your PC video games remotely


The improvement in the speed of current networks has allowed it to be played remotely by running the videogame on a server while you play on a client, without too many lags. That's what services like NVIDIA GeForce Now, Google Stadia, etc. have taken advantage of, but you should also know about other projects like Moonlight.

As with streaming video, you can also stream video games to play wherever you need them, as is the case with the Steam In-Home and NVIDIA GameStream. The latter owner of NVIDIA to play remotely on computers with NVIDIA GPUs, and the former an alternative to the Steam platform for any device.

In order to take advantage of those protocols and power play your favorite PC video game on another device remotely, you can use Moonlight, which you will find in many repos and software stores of the main distros.

Moonlight is nothing more than a free and open source client that exploits the NVIDIA protocol without the need to use an NVIDIA Shield as a customer, saving you that hardware and being able to do it from other computers and with compatibility for PCs, tablets, and even smartphones from which to play.

The main features of Moonlight are:

  • Connection of low latency and up to 60 FPS so that you can play with a fairly decent quality and without that lag that annoys so much and that leaves the game frozen at certain moments.
  • Possibility of transmitting to resolutions of up to 4K, although others can be used if your devices do not support it. That way you can adapt it to your needs or play at the highest resolution if it allows it.
  • Compatible with multitude of controls of popular video games, so you can choose how you want to control the video game.
  • Completely free, without additional costs.
  • Available browser extensions Google Chrome web to run from any platform that accepts this browser, as well as native apps for Android and iOS, for Raspberry Pi, for PS Vita, Samsung VR, and for PC, where the native binary for Linux is included.
  • The function is very simple, you run the video game on your PC (which must have NVIDIA graphics) that will act as a server, and you will be able to control the game from the device you want to play remotely, without being in front of your PC ...

More information - Moonlight Official Website

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