Limelight For Rooted Devices

Limelight For Rooted Devices


This app is specifically for rooted devices. It enables full mouse capturing which is not possible without root. This means no Android mouse cursor or being limited to the bounds of the screen. If your device is not rooted, download this instead: http://tinyurl.com/limelight-nonrooted

NOTE: Touchpads on game controllers are currently not captured.

This app streams games from a GameStream-compatible PC on your local network or the Internet (Streaming over LTE is supported, although data usage is high and you may have latency issues). After initial pairing, Limelight will show a list of apps to stream from your PC. You can add any other apps to this list through GeForce Experience. Mouse, keyboard, and controller input is sent from your Android device to the PC.

To have a good experience, you need a mid to high-end wireless router with a good wireless connection to your Android device (5 GHz highly recommended) and a good connection from your PC to your router (Ethernet highly recommended).

NOTICE: Steam's latest update has caused Big Picture to stop working when being streamed. Enable beta updates in Steam to fix. See http://tinyurl.com/pxtuzv5 for info.

PC Requirements:
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 600/700/800 series or GTX 600M/700M/800M series GPU
NVIDIA GeForce Experience (GFE) 2.1.1 or higher
NVIDIA GeForce 337.88 driver

Device Requirements:
Game controller
Mouse and keyboard

Note for SixAxis users:
You'll want SixAxis in "Native Gamepad" mode for Limelight. The default mapping in SixAxis has the PS3 buttons mapped incorrectly to the standard Android controller layout (buttons are rotated by one), so you'll need to fix this before the PS3 controller will work properly.

Instructions:
1. Make sure GeForce Experience is installed, updated, and that you've scanned for games.

2. In most cases, your PC will show up automatically in the PC list. Click the entry in the PC list to start pairing.

3. On your PC, enter the PIN displayed on the Android device and accept the pairing dialog.

4. Choose your PC in the PC list and the app list will be displayed where you can select a game to stream.

Troubleshooting - "Limelight crashes when I try to stream"
1. Please send me an email or post on the XDA thread linked at the bottom of this app description. I don't have access to every device so I need help from users to debug these issues.

2. Send the crash report when Android prompts you.

Troubleshooting - "I can't pair/stream at all"
1. If you're streaming over the Internet, make sure UPnP is enabled on your router or the required ports are forwarded. See http://bit.ly/1e5jDkP for more details.

2. Reboot your PC.

3. Disable your PC's firewall.

4. If all else fails: uninstall GeForce drivers, reboot, clean install GeForce drivers, and reboot again.

Troubleshooting - "Video is choppy/laggy"
1. Try streaming with Bluetooth disabled to see if your device has the Bluetooth issue detailed below.

2. Make sure your device is connected on 5 GHz and your PC is wired to your router.

3. Lower the bitrate slider to the lowest setting on your desired resolution and framerate.

4. Try using 720p30 which has the lowest requirements.

Troubleshooting - "Apps crash when launched by Limelight"
1. Uninstall GeForce drivers, reboot, clean install GeForce drivers, and reboot again.

2. Try launching them through Steam

Bluetooth-related streaming issues:
Depending on your phone/tablet, you may have a bad streaming experience if Bluetooth is active while streaming. This is a hardware issue due to the antenna wiring. If you experience this, you can try a USB Ethernet adapter or a controller that connects directly to your Android device via USB OTG.

For more details and to report issues, see: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2505510

This app is open-source under the GPL. The code can be found here: https://github.com/limelight-stream/limelight-android

Legal:
All trademarks cited here are the property of their respective owners.

Recent changes:
v2.5.4.1 - September 10, 2014
- Add support for capturing keyboard and mice combo devices (like tablet docks)
- Fix an ANR that happened sometimes after ending the stream with a captured input device
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About Limelight For Rooted Devices
This app is specifically for rooted devices. It enables full mouse capturing which is not possible without root. This means no Android mouse cursor or being limited to the bounds of the screen. If your device is not rooted, download this instead: http://tinyurl.com/limelight-nonrooted

NOTE: Touchpads on game controllers are currently not captured.

This app streams games from a GameStream-compatible PC on your local network or the Internet (Streaming over LTE is supported, although data usage is high and you may have latency issues). After initial pairing, Limelight will show a list of apps to stream from your PC. You can add any other apps to this list through GeForce Experience. Mouse, keyboard, and controller input is sent from your Android device to the PC.

To have a good experience, you need a mid to high-end wireless router with a good wireless connection to your Android device (5 GHz highly recommended) and a good connection from your PC to your router (Ethernet highly recommended).

NOTICE: Steam's latest update has caused Big Picture to stop working when being streamed. Enable beta updates in Steam to fix. See http://tinyurl.com/pxtuzv5 for info.

PC Requirements:
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 600/700/800 series or GTX 600M/700M/800M series GPU
NVIDIA GeForce Experience (GFE) 2.1.1 or higher
NVIDIA GeForce 337.88 driver

Device Requirements:
Game controller
Mouse and keyboard

Note for SixAxis users:
You'll want SixAxis in "Native Gamepad" mode for Limelight. The default mapping in SixAxis has the PS3 buttons mapped incorrectly to the standard Android controller layout (buttons are rotated by one), so you'll need to fix this before the PS3 controller will work properly.

Instructions:
1. Make sure GeForce Experience is installed, updated, and that you've scanned for games.

2. In most cases, your PC will show up automatically in the PC list. Click the entry in the PC list to start pairing.

3. On your PC, enter the PIN displayed on the Android device and accept the pairing dialog.

4. Choose your PC in the PC list and the app list will be displayed where you can select a game to stream.

Troubleshooting - "Limelight crashes when I try to stream"
1. Please send me an email or post on the XDA thread linked at the bottom of this app description. I don't have access to every device so I need help from users to debug these issues.

2. Send the crash report when Android prompts you.

Troubleshooting - "I can't pair/stream at all"
1. If you're streaming over the Internet, make sure UPnP is enabled on your router or the required ports are forwarded. See http://bit.ly/1e5jDkP for more details.

2. Reboot your PC.

3. Disable your PC's firewall.

4. If all else fails: uninstall GeForce drivers, reboot, clean install GeForce drivers, and reboot again.

Troubleshooting - "Video is choppy/laggy"
1. Try streaming with Bluetooth disabled to see if your device has the Bluetooth issue detailed below.

2. Make sure your device is connected on 5 GHz and your PC is wired to your router.

3. Lower the bitrate slider to the lowest setting on your desired resolution and framerate.

4. Try using 720p30 which has the lowest requirements.

Troubleshooting - "Apps crash when launched by Limelight"
1. Uninstall GeForce drivers, reboot, clean install GeForce drivers, and reboot again.

2. Try launching them through Steam

Bluetooth-related streaming issues:
Depending on your phone/tablet, you may have a bad streaming experience if Bluetooth is active while streaming. This is a hardware issue due to the antenna wiring. If you experience this, you can try a USB Ethernet adapter or a controller that connects directly to your Android device via USB OTG.

For more details and to report issues, see: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2505510

This app is open-source under the GPL. The code can be found here: https://github.com/limelight-stream/limelight-android

Legal:
All trademarks cited here are the property of their respective owners.

Recent changes:
v2.5.4.1 - September 10, 2014
- Add support for capturing keyboard and mice combo devices (like tablet docks)
- Fix an ANR that happened sometimes after ending the stream with a captured input device

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A Google User
5 days ago
SHIELD Tablet Thank you. Can now stream games & use PS3&X360 controllers. Add thumbnails of game covers then I'll say 5*.
A Google User
Sep 6, 2014
This is the big feature I was waiting for. Thank you so much.