Nvidia Game Streaming Service Now Available On Apple Devices

Technology giant Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA) has announced that its "GeForce Now" subscription game streaming service is now available on Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPads and iPhones.

The launch means that Apple users around the world will finally be able to play console-quality games, including some that had been previously banned from Apple’s App Store, such as the super popular Fortnite multiplayer game.

Game streaming services from Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL), Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) and Nvidia have so far been unavailable on iPhones and iPads because of Apple’s strict App Store rules. Nvidia, following the same path as Amazon, utilized a workaround and enabled the service through the Safari web browser. That keeps the service off an app and out of Apple’s App Store.

GeForce Now is a subscription service that starts at $4.99 a month and includes popular games such as “Assassin’s Creed Valhalla” and “Destiny 2 Beyond Light” that are typically played on gaming computers or game consoles such as Sony’s PlayStation and Microsoft’s Xbox.

Microsoft’s similar service, xCloud, is available for Android phones but hasn’t launched on iPhone yet. Microsoft could take a similar path to Nvidia and Amazon by building a web version of the app to get around Apple’s App store ban.