HOT NEWS! GRID goes subscription as GeForce NOW, OTA 2.0 and MORE!

This is the news you’ve been waiting for!  This post contains a quick summary of information.  For all the rich details, click DETAILS by the news item.

UPDATE: Listen to Shane discuss the update on his podcast Passenger Seat Radio.

UPDATE 2: For UP TO THE MOMENT coverage, join us at NVidia’s forums on this post.

Streaming/GRID/Subscription

  • GFN-The_New_Way_To_GameGRID is now called GEFORCE NOW; signifies performance
  • GEFORCE NOW subscription is $7.99/month for 50+ games
  • First three months are FREE
  • Curating games for Everyone – parental controls
  • GEFORCE NOW Launch Availability: North America (United States, Canada), Europe (European Union, Eastern Europe, Western Russia), Asia Pacific (Japan, South Korea)
  • Full Details

Premium Game Purchasing

  • New Storefront for purchasing “PC” games; similar in design to Android TV interface includes Voice Search
  • Launching with about ten titles (see details)
  • Steam Code included with game purchase at publisher’s discretion (participating games clearly marked
  • Buy & Play Instantly – buy a game and be playing in 30 seconds – no download or waiting
  • Never gets obsolete; GPUs in the cloud get updates – you benefit
  • Stream Games at 1080p/60fps (bandwidth permitting)
  • Eventual day and date release on Shield Android TV as PC
  • NVidia Payment System
  • Full Details

Shield Android TV Availability

  • Europe Availability
    • UK
    • Germany
    • France
    • Nordics
  • Asia Availability
    • Japan
    • South Korea
  • US Retail:
    • Best Buy
    • Fry’s Electronics
    • Micro Center
  • Selling through Google Fiber channels

Shield Android TV OTA 2.0

  • OTA update on October 1, 2015
  • Android Games can render at 4k
  • Ability to adjust Overscan on TVs
  • Auto-Move to SD Card
  • Media Related
    • Lossless Audio Passthrough DTS Master, TrueHD
    • HDMI-CEC Control
    • HW Acceleration Extended on Codecs: MPG2, VC1, WMV9, etc.
    • 3:2 Pulldown / 23.976fps playback support
  • Full Details

Tomorrow we’ll bring you nearly a full hour of coverage of the new update including GeForce NOW and the OTA features.

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