GeForce Now and Xbox Cloud Gaming for Linux with AppImage

GeForce Now and Xbox Cloud Gaming for Linux with AppImage

GeForce Now and Xbox Cloud Gaming for Linux with AppImage

A few hours ago we shared an interesting publication related to Microsoft, Linux and NVIDIA call Windows AI Studio: You will need Windows 11 along with Ubuntu 18.04!, where we briefly talk about a new Microsoft AI product that will need Ubuntu Linux via WSL and NVIDIA GPU to work. And taking advantage of this small coincidence of actors, today we bring you a new publication related to the Gaming World where they are also involved.

Consequently, today we will introduce you to 2 useful and fun Apps for Linux in AppImage format powered by Electron which will be of great interest and fun to many video game enthusiasts. And these are some Linux desktop clients for «GeForce Now and Xbox Cloud Gaming», the corresponding streaming game services from NVIDIA and Microsoft.

NVIDIA

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But, before starting this post about these Apps for Linux in AppImage format called «GeForce Now and Xbox Cloud Gaming», we recommend that you then explore the previous related post with NVIDIA and Linux:

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GeForce Now and Xbox Cloud Gaming: NVIDIA and XBOX Streaming Games

GeForce Now and Xbox Cloud Gaming: NVIDIA and XBOX Streaming Games

About GeForce Now and Xbox Cloud Gaming

What is the AppImage GeForce Now Desktop Client?

What is the AppImage GeForce Now Desktop Client?

According to official section on GitHub of said application, it is briefly described as follows:

It is an unofficial Client for Nvidia's GeForce NOW game streaming service, providing a native Linux desktop experience and some additional features, such as a rich Discord presence. This project and its contributors are not affiliated with Nvidia or its GeForce NOW product.

Other important information about this unofficial app is that, Does not contain any native Nvidia/GeForce NOW software, but it is simply an Electron container that charges the GFN web application official page, offering a user experience similar to what would be experienced from a normal web browser based on Google Chrome, such as Microsoft's Edge.

In addition, it is quite up-to-date, being its latest version available, version 2.0.1 released this month of December 2023. And it is available in Flatpak, AppImage, Tar.gz format, and via AUR repositories for Arch.

What is the AppImage Xbox Cloud Gaming Desktop Client?

What is the AppImage Xbox Cloud Gaming Desktop Client?

According to official section on GitHub of said application, it is briefly described as follows:

It is a bifurcation of the GeForce Now app written in Electron, which involves the implementation carried out on a web browser specifically for the Xbox Cloud Gaming Microsoft Xbox.

Unlike the previous one, and although it still works satisfactorily with its already established limitations, it has not been updated for a long time. Therefore, your latest version available, is version 1.0.20 released on October 02, 2022. However, it is available in AppImage, Deb, Pacman, Rpm, Tar.gz, and via AUR repositories for Arch. An additional advantage is that we can use it to use all Microsoft WebApps with better compatibility and performance than with the Firefox Web Browser or others based on it.

Benefits of using both apps?

  • Earn higher performance: Since, this electron container forces the browser to use the GPU to obtain hardware acceleration. Additionally, it uses a Windows Web User Agent by default.
  • Offer better integration with the Linux Desktop: Managing to use the window manager to move and resize the window and launch it from the application launcher.
  • Achieve better parity with native Windows application: Managing to replicate some of the features of the native Windows application, such as hiding the mouse pointer when using the control.
  • Get better integration with the Discord platform: Being able to view what is being played in our Discord profile.
NVIDIA
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Summary 2023 - 2024

Summary

In summary, know, try and use any of these 2 AppImage desktop clients for Linux called «GeForce Now and Xbox Cloud Gaming» It can be an interesting and fun alternative to fully or partially enjoy some of the games and advantages/benefits of each of the NVIDIA and Microsoft XBox online streaming game platforms over our respective GNU/Linux Distros.

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