How do I create a Steam account to use with GeForce NOW?

Updated 11/18/2022 04:08 PM
How do I create a Steam account to use with GeForce NOW?

Here’s how to set up Steam on GeForce NOW:

  1. Create a Steam account

  2. Add games to your Steam library

  3. Set your Steam profile and game details to Public in Steam’s privacy settings

  4. Launch GeForce NOW and link your Steam account

  5. Play 

 

1. Create a Steam account

Go to Steam ( https://store.steampowered.com/ ) and select “login” from the menu.
 
Click “Join Steam” button located below the login fields. You may have to scroll down on a mobile device to see it.
 
 
 

Finish creating an account.

2. Add games to your Steam Library

 

Once logged in, go to the store and find the game you want to play by using the search bar or browsing the store. 

 

 

Next, on the game page click “Add to Cart” (for paid games) or “Add to Library” (for free-to-play games).

 

For paid games, continue the checkout process. When complete, the game will be in your library.

 

Note that many free-to-play games don’t need to be added to your library before launching them on GeForce NOW.

 

3. Set your Steam profile and game details to Public 

 

In the upper right hand corner of Steam, use the drop down menu next to your username and go to “View profile”.

Click “Setup Steam Profile”.

Click “Privacy Settings” and make sure “My profile” and “Game Details” are both set to “Public”. Please note that if you choose not to do this, game sync with Steam will not work.

 

4. Launch GeForce NOW and link your Steam account

 

Make sure you have an active GeForce NOW subscription (a Free subscription is also available). Open the GeForce NOW app, sign in, and go to the Settings section. 

 

Click “Connect” under Steam. A browser will launch; continue to “Sign In” to your Steam account. 

 

After signing in successfully, you should see a success dialog.

 

 

Return to GeForce NOW and you will see your Steam account name, when it was last synced, and the number of games in your library that are supported on GeForce NOW. 

 

If you browse My Library in the GeForce NOW app, the synced Steam games will be added there as the most recent games.

 

If you add or buy new games on Steam, be sure to click “Resync” to add your new games to your GeForce NOW My Library.


5. Play

 

On the Games page of GeForce NOW, you should see your Steam games under “My Library.” 

 

Simply click “Play” to launch the game!

 

Keep your Steam login info handy, you may be asked to sign in when the stream begins. 

 

Some games may also need to download additional content when the session loads- such as The Witcher 3. 

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