EmailLinkSMSSearchClockRight ArrowCaret down Caret up Caret left Caret right Thumbs up Speech Audio on Replay Plus Minus

Google's Stadia Vs Nvidia's Geforce Now, Gaming could get a lot better for Android, Android TV and Chromebooks



Google announced their plans to shake up the Gaming world with Stadia, the Cloud Gaming platform with AMD GPU Architecture - their plan is to Innovate in the Gaming space just like they have in other sectors. This video will look at how Google’s Stadia matches up to Nvidia’s own Cloud Streaming Platform, Geforce Now.

Google and Nvidia aren’t one of the first to enter the Cloud Gaming Market, back in 2009 OnLive was launched but then closed up shop a few years later in 2015, Microsoft and Sony are both planning on releasing similar Services - Will Google and Nvidia be able to keep this alive, unlike their predecessors?

Let's see how Google’s Stadia compares to the already established Geforce Now from Nvidia.

Nvidia doesn’t have a controller solely aimed at Geforce Now, but they do have the Shield Controller that works with a PC or your Shield TV.

You can use the controller wirelessly with the nVidia Shield, but not on PC.

Both controllers support multiple platforms and the standard button configuration, which is the same arrangement as the Xbox One Controller




Both Controllers have a built in microphone, Nvidia’s microphone can be always listening and act as a Google Home if you enable the feature.
Feedback from Google gets shown on the TV Screen, this will only work with the nVidia Shield.

Stadia’s controller has a button for Google Assistant, this will allow you to pause the game and use Google Assistant to do a quick search on the internet for some help. I would find this extremely useful, if this is done right. This reminds me of when I was playing Resident Evil 2 the remake, I was constantly finding myself looking up what to do next after stuck.

Stadia’s Controller uses Wifi to minimize latency between you and the Game you’re playing.
The Shields Controller uses Bluetooth, to conserve more Battery Power whilst the always on Microphone feature. The 2015 Shield Controller uses Wifi instead of Bluetooth, since the switch I haven’t noticed any difference in latency.

Stadia’s controller has a dedicated button to record or broadcast live to Youtube, on the Nvidia Controller you can hold down the Home button and start broadcasting live to Twitch or record your Gameplay and then do whatever you want with the Footage.

Let’s move onto the Games

Google has laid out the plan for their Stadia platform, they have comprehensive features that the Game Developers have to buy into, the Games will have to work on Linux for a start - which is the OS that Stadia is runs on.

Games will not be compatible unless the Developer supports Stadia, Stadia is based on PC architecture so it will be unlikely that Game Developers don’t choose to adopt the new Platform, so far the most popular Games that have been announced for Stadia is Doom and Assassins Creed Odyssey - I’m sure when Google finally releases Stadia, the list of Games will grow.




Nvidia’s Geforce Now is a lot more established as they’ve been Beta testing their Service since 2017, Nvidia first released the Geforce now Beta for macOS and then on Windows and Shield TV shortly after in 2018. From the get go, Nvidia seem to have the advantage. As they support more Games, you can play most of your PC games on Geforce now. If the Game isn’t supported now, be sure that Nvidia will add support eventually.

Any Steam Game can be played on Geforce now, but the ones that aren’t supported by nVidia will need to be manually installed, which can take a few minutes.

Where as the convenience of Google Stadia may be more suiting, as there is no installation required ever, you launch a Game and it’s ready to play straight away.
You can even follow your favourite YouTube or Twitch Gamers and join their Game, if they allow it.

Recommended Video

Like the video if you enjoyed it and Subscribe to our YouTube Channel for more Content like this.

About the Author

Read more!




Recent Articles

% assign sorted = (site.articles | sort: 'date') | reverse %

Fresh Lick of Paint for YouTube on Android TV released

YouTube for Android TV has quietly been updated with a new redesign, albeit not a radical change but, very welcomed.

Top IPTV Apps for Apple TV, Android TV, Fire TV, iOS and More

There are so many IPTV Apps across all Platforms, this Article will show you the best Apps available.

Google Pixel 4 Face Unlock and Radar Gestures Revealed

Google seems to be ditching the Fingerprint Sensor altogether, in favour for a new Face ID competitor. Handwriting with Soli seems to be teased.

Apple TV's Most Advanced IPTV Player Is Here | IPTVX

Brand New IPTV App for Apple TV, the design and features of this App outshine everything currently available for IPTV on Apple TV




The Best Way to Get 4K and HDR with a 10 Metre HDMI Cable

We recently tested a new 4K HDR 10 Metre HDMI Cable which was kindly sent to us by FeizLink, we wanted to compare this to a standard 10 Metre HDMI cable.

Google's RCS for Android is Now Available in the UK

RCS has the potential to be the new iMessage for Android. Find out how to get it right now.

Plex on Android TV has a Redesign Available to Beta Testers

Plex for Android TV has been a little stagnant for a few months now, that's about to change. Learn how to try the new Redesign now.

Place YouTube & Twitch Channels on Android TV's Home Screen

The Channels App for Android TV has just been updated to add support for Twitch and DailyMotion




Best IPTV App for Android TV & Fire TV? Premium Surprise Inside

It can be hard finding the right App to play all of your IPTV Channels, here's a in-depth look of one of the Greatest.

Google has Beat the Leakers to it, Pixel 4 Design is Unleashed

Last Year, the Pixel 3 was heavily leaked, this Year Google has embraced the Leaks.

Two Ways to Get Apple TV's Beautiful Screensavers on Android TV

Apple's Aerial Drone Screensavers look amazing on Apple TV, now it can look just as great on your Android TV with these two Solutions.

The New Channels App Will Complete Your Android TV [Beta is Open]

This new Android TV App will make watching your favourite YouTube Channels much easier.




Google Call Screening is still not available for the Pixel 3 in the UK

Call Screening is still nowhere to be seen for everyone except for the United States. That's now starting to change.

9000+ IPTV Channels including on Demand working on Apple TV

This Guide will get your Apple TV (4th Gen), up and running with Thousands of Live IPTV Channels and on Demand Content.

The Best IPTV Service and IPTV App to use on Amazon's Fire TV and FireStick

We'll show you exactly how to get the Best M3U IPTV Channels and the highly recommended IPTV App 'Tivimate'.

How to Set Up Categories for your 9000+ IPTV Channels on Android TV's Live Channels App

Instead of having a Long List of IPTV Channels, you can Categorize your 9000+ IPTV Channels with Genres on Android TV's Live Channels App.