NVIDIA, a leading manufacturer of graphics processing units (GPUs), has announced that it will be ending support for its GameStream feature as of mid-February. GameStream is a service that allows users to stream high-quality video games from a powerful PC to their living room television, and was originally launched in 2013 as a feature of the NVIDIA Shield TV device.
NVIDIA pulls the plug on GameStream, causing Ooutrage among users
The announcement has been met with backlash from users, who have expressed disappointment and frustration over the decision. Many Shield TV users have relied on GameStream as a core functionality of their device, and have stated that it was a significant selling point for them when choosing to purchase the hardware.
Some have even suggested that the removal of GameStream could make the Shield TV a less attractive purchase for those who are primarily interested in streaming games.
In response to the discontinuation of GameStream, NVIDIA has suggested that Shield TV users can use Steam Link or GeForce Now as alternative options for streaming games to their TVs. However, these options may not be fully comparable to GameStream and may not provide the same level of functionality or stability.
It is worth noting that the removal of GameStream will also impact other popular services such as Moonlight, which relies on GameStream to function. This decision is likely to cause inconvenience and frustration for many users, who may feel that they were left with little warning or alternatives.