How can I set up my SHIELD TV with my GeForce NOW Ultmate Membership?

Updated 01/18/2023 07:49 PM
How can I set up my SHIELD TV with my GeForce NOW Ultimate Membership?

This article is a guide to help GeForce NOW Ultimate members set up their SHIELD TV for the best streaming experience.
For other platforms, please view these other guides:

Regional Availability
Before you get started, make sure to check the Service status website to ensure GeForce NOW Ultimate memberships are available in your region. Note that we also require your latency to be less than 80ms from an NVIDIA data center, but we recommend less than 40ms. Please make sure you have run our in-app network test to measure your latency. We do not recommend using Speedtest, or other internet speed test services, as they do not test your speed to our data centers. 

Internet Speed Requirements 
GeForce NOW requires at least 40 mbps for streaming up to 4K HDR at 60 FPS. We also recommend a hardwired Ethernet connection, or a 5GHz wireless router. 
Maximum Resolution and Frames Per Second
With a GeForce NOW Ultimate membership, the maximum streaming resolution and frames per second on SHIELD TV is 4K at 60 FPS.

TV Requirements
You will need a 4K TV with HDR, which is available on TVs that support HDMI 2.0a or later.

GeForce NOW Streaming Settings
For SHIELD TV, if you connect a 4K TV that supports HDR, simply run your network test to ensure you meet our internet speed requirements for 4K. Note: To enable HDR, you will need to play a game that supports it. Once your TV is connected, your stream quality settings should look like this.   
Surround Sound
Ultimate members can also enjoy 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound.

At this time, we need to configure games on GeForce NOW to support HDR.  Therefore only games that have the HDR badge in our app will work in HDR.  Games that have the HDR badge in our app may still require HDR to be enabled in the game settings.
We will be working to add HDR support for more games. Please use the in-app feedback to request additional games.

Customized In-Game Graphics Settings
NVIDIA has optimized our most popular games for streaming at all GeForce NOW streaming resolutions. For these games, we automatically set the best in-game graphics settings. You should not need to change any settings in-game to get the best experience.  
However, you are free to change these settings if you feel doing so provides you with a better streaming experience. We have provided a feature that lets you save your own in-game graphics settings for each game. If you disable it, our recommended values will be applied.
NOTE:  this settings will apply in-game settings across ALL GeForce NOW devices used with your NVIDIA account.


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