GeForce NOW launches LG TV app, adds resolution scaling options, including AI improvement


This Thursday GFN announcement is going to be packed full of new things for GeForce NOW gamers. For starters, the service will now be available on LG TVs in beta so that all owners of LG 2021 models can play games in high fidelity. Additionally, the GeForce NOW app has been updated to provide new options for current GFN users.

Starting with the biggest announcement of the moment, owners of LG TVs who have models from 2021, including OLED, QNED, NanoCell and UHD TVs, can now download the GFN app fully launched in the LG Content Store. To be able to access the GeForce NOW experience, you are going to need a gamepad.

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Users who access the GeForce NOW app will be able to get instant access to nearly 35 free games as well as over 800 PC titles from storefronts like Steam, Epic Games Store, Ubisoft Connect, and Origin. The GeThe Force NOW app on LG OLED TVs offers responsive gameplay and stunning, highquality graphics at 1080p and 60 frames per second.

To celebrate the launch of the app and the expansion of devices supported by GeForce NOW, LG purchases from February 1 through March 27 in the US will come with a one-month priority subscription to GeForce NOW for free. Priority members get legendary GeForce PC gaming on all their devices, plus benefits like priority access to game servers, extended session times, and RTX ON.

This offer is aavailable to those who purchase 2021 model LG 4K TVs applicable in select markets during the promotional period. Current GeForce NOW promotional members are not eligible for this offer.

Continuing, a new GeForce NOW app update offers new resolution scaling options, including an AI-powered option for members using NVIDIA GPUs or a SHIELD TV device. This feature allows gamers with network bandwidth limitations or higher resolution displays to have crisper graphics that match their monitor’s native resolution.

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Three scaling modes are available. Standard is enabled by default and has minimal impact on system performance, using a simple bilinear filter; Enhanced provides higher quality (thanks to the Lanczos filter) at the cost of some latency depending on system specifications; finally, AI Enhanced will be available to members playing on PC through select NVIDIA GPUs or playing through SHIELD TV devices. This mode leverages a trained neural network model as well as image sharpening for enhanced detail that no traditional scaler can recreate, according to NVIDIA.

The GeForce NOW update also enables custom streaming quality settings on PC and Mac apps. The update allows members to adjust some of the in-session streaming quality settings using the GeForce NOW in-game overlay. The update also comes with an improved web streaming experience by automatically assigning the ideal streaming resolution to devices unable to decode at high streaming bitrates.

Finally, since it’s GFN Thursday, there are a bunch of games that are going to be added to the service today. This week’s bundle of games is as follows:


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