Nvidia's GeForce Now is an accessible way to stream high-quality PC games on low-end hardware. While available on a litany of platforms, none benefit from the addition of Nvidia's streaming service like Chromebooks.
However, just like with most things, it'll take some coaxing to get the best out of GeForce Now on ChromeOS. Nvidia is currently aware of issues with the service running on some Chromebook devices. Thankfully, we can guide you through it.
With that said, here's how to make GeForce run better on Chromebook.
Reduce GeForce Now stuttering on your AMD Chromebook
If you're here then you're probably having issues with GeForce Now on your Chromebook. There's a few reasons for that issue when it comes to ChromeOS devices.
The official support page for the service suggests that this issue is caused by high-quality video on less powerful systems. Essentially, your laptop can't decode the video fast enough. This might not be your hardware's fault, but instead your internet connection.
If you're streaming GeForce at 1080p, you may experience stuttering and high latency during gaming. Lower resolution in favour of better performance is always the right choice.
With this in mind, it's best to lower resolution when you notice bad performance. Navigate to the app settings, go to resolution and lower it to 720p – 1920x1080.
Reduce Bitrate for smoother performance
Just because you've lowered the resolution on your GeForce Now application, that doesn't mean you have the best experience. Depending on your internet connection, you'll likely have to lower bitrate as well as your resolution.
To lower resolution, go to the settings and find your bitrate slider. You'll now need to discover your internet speed. To do this, go to Speedtest and run the test.
Depending on your download speed, adjust the bitrate slider appropriately. If you need to, you can also lower the framerate from 60fps to 30fps.
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