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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

Root-specific info: Press Ctrl+Shift+Z to toggle grabbing input devices. 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).

Disclaimer: This app is not affiliated with Limelight Networks or NVIDIA Corporation. Please do not contact either company for support. Instead, use the XDA forum link at the bottom of the app description.

NOTICE: Steam Big Picture streaming currently only works with beta updates turned on in Steam.

PC Requirements:
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 600/700/800/900 series or GTX 600M/700M/800M series GPU
NVIDIA GeForce Experience (GFE) 2.1.1 or higher

Device Requirements:
Game controller or
Mouse and keyboard

Note for SixAxis users:
Use SixAxis in "Native Gamepad" mode for Limelight. The default button mapping in needs to be adjusted to match the proper layout.

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.

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/1sUauPq 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:
v2.5.7 - October 17, 2014
- Updated for Android 5.0 (Lollipop) and Android TV devices
- Improved decoding performance and device compatibility (fixes Exynos 5 video hang)
- Improved streaming reliability
- Improved analog stick behavior
- Fixed a crash when device language is set to Arabic
- Added experimental fix for Xbox 360 d-pad issues on some devices
- Root specific: Fixed modifier keys not working on captured keyboards
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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

Root-specific info: Press Ctrl+Shift+Z to toggle grabbing input devices. 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).

Disclaimer: This app is not affiliated with Limelight Networks or NVIDIA Corporation. Please do not contact either company for support. Instead, use the XDA forum link at the bottom of the app description.

NOTICE: Steam Big Picture streaming currently only works with beta updates turned on in Steam.

PC Requirements:
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 600/700/800/900 series or GTX 600M/700M/800M series GPU
NVIDIA GeForce Experience (GFE) 2.1.1 or higher

Device Requirements:
Game controller or
Mouse and keyboard

Note for SixAxis users:
Use SixAxis in "Native Gamepad" mode for Limelight. The default button mapping in needs to be adjusted to match the proper layout.

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.

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/1sUauPq 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:
v2.5.7 - October 17, 2014
- Updated for Android 5.0 (Lollipop) and Android TV devices
- Improved decoding performance and device compatibility (fixes Exynos 5 video hang)
- Improved streaming reliability
- Improved analog stick behavior
- Fixed a crash when device language is set to Arabic
- Added experimental fix for Xbox 360 d-pad issues on some devices
- Root specific: Fixed modifier keys not working on captured keyboards

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A Google User
5 days ago
THANK YOU Fixed the huge delay on video that would happen on my tablet
A Google User
5 days ago
Amazing, 10 outa 10 This app worked perfectly. I simply downloaded, added my computer plugged in my controller and it just worked.. no fooling around... seemless. Koodos to the dev, i dont usually wright reveiws, but i just had to... note. I do have very fast Internet, and a fast device. My GeForce experience is up to date and drivers are up to date... but i am amazed. ...no need to buy a Nvidia sheild now, lol. Havent tested it on lte or anything like that but i hope it will work so i can show this off to my friends at work
A Google User
Oct 8, 2014
Super good if you have proper connection
A Google User
Oct 7, 2014
Does what it says. Who needs a Shield?
A Google User
Sep 20, 2014
Fantastic Thumbs up, great piece of coding.