LG Is Bringing GeForce NOW to WebOS Smart OS TVs

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LG is bringing GeForce NOW to select WebOS Smart OS TVs. It is the first TV manufacturer to include the game streaming service. The beta app will not include all the features found on PC or the NVIDIA Shield but will offer access to over 35 free-to-play games and the ability to connect to other stores. The app supports up to 1080p 60 FPS SDR streaming.


Games include Rocket League and Destiny 2 plus hit titles such as Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy and Crysis Remastered Trilogy, all playable at up to 1080p resolution and 60 frames per second. GeForce NOW Priority members get access to the most advanced platform for ray tracing and AI technologies, streaming from NVIDIA RTX-powered servers in data centers worldwide for the most responsive gameplay and gorgeous, high-quality graphics.


Gamers can play PC titles they already own or they can purchase new games from popular digital stores like Steam, Epic Games Store, Ubisoft Connect, and Origin. Access 800+ games, with more released every GFN Thursday. The catalog also features many of the world’s most-played games, including 35+ free-to-play titles, like Fortnite, Apex Legends, Destiny 2 and more. Play with and against millions of other PC players at up to 1080p 60 FPS, and never wait for downloads, installs, patches or updates.

Only a physical keyboard and mice are supported for navigating the app menu. For gaming, most console, PC, and some third-party gamepads are supported, including Bluetooth models. Audio is limited to stereo output.

System Requirements


Certain 2021 LG TVs with the fall 2021 webOS firmware update and the latest LG TV browser update. Note: GeForce NOW is currently in beta on LG TVs.


You must use a supported gamepad to play games on LG TVs. You can only use a physical keyboard and mouse to navigate the app.

NVIDIA SHIELD controller connected using Bluetooth
All Microsoft Xbox Wireless controllers using Bluetooth or USB
Microsoft Xbox 360 connected wireless using a USB adapter or USB
Sony PS5 DualSense connected using Bluetooth or USB
Sony DualShock 4 connected using Bluetooth or USB
Logitech Gamepad F310, F710, and Dual Action USB
Note: you must set the controller to work in (DirectInput mode)
Note: the nano-receiver must be connected to a USB port that delivers enough power, such as a powered USB hub
Additional gamepads may work with GeForce NOW. Some require additional drivers and/or software updates to function properly.


You can only use a physical keyboard and mouse to navigate the app. You must use a supported gamepad to play games on LG TVs.


GeForce NOW requires at least 15Mbps for 720p at 60 FPS, and 25Mbps for 1080p at 60 FPS. We also require less than 80ms latency from an NVIDIA data center. However, for the best experience, we recommend less than 40ms. Please read this knowledge base article on how to test your network.

We also recommend a hardwired Ethernet connection or a 5GHz wireless router. 2.4GHz Wi-Fi is not recommended for using GeForce NOW.

Note: GeForce NOW RTX 3080 membership features such as 120 FPS, 4K, HDR streaming, and 5.1 & 7.1 surround sound are not currently available on LG TVs.


We support 2-channel stereo on LG TVs. Note: 5.1 and 7.1 surround, available with a GeForce NOW RTX 3080 membership, is not available on LG TVs.

Sources: LG (1, 2) (via FlatPanelsHD, OC3D), NVIDIA

Peter Brosdahl
As a child of the 70’s I was part of the many who became enthralled by the video arcade invasion of the 1980’s. Saving money from various odd jobs I purchased my first computer from a friend of my dad, a used Atari 400, around 1982. Eventually it would end up being a lifelong passion of upgrading and modifying equipment that, of course, led into a career in IT support.

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