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

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).

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.

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.

PC Requirements:
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 600/700/800/900 series desktop or mobile GPU (GT-series GPUs won't work)
NVIDIA GeForce Experience (GFE) 2.2.2 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. Reboot your PC.

2. Disable your PC's firewall.

3. 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.

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:
v3.1.4 - March 25, 2015
- Reduce decoding latency on Qualcomm devices (GFE Beta v2.4 required)

v3.1.3 - March 23, 2015
- Reduce CPU and battery usage when streaming on many devices
- Add long press menu options on PC icons to resume or quit the current stream
- Fix Playpad Pro controller D-Pad (update the firmware if you're having issues)
- Shrink the deadzone on SHIELD controllers
- Fix rare OOM when loading box art on certain devices
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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).

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.

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.

PC Requirements:
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 600/700/800/900 series desktop or mobile GPU (GT-series GPUs won't work)
NVIDIA GeForce Experience (GFE) 2.2.2 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. Reboot your PC.

2. Disable your PC's firewall.

3. 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.

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:
v3.1.4 - March 25, 2015
- Reduce decoding latency on Qualcomm devices (GFE Beta v2.4 required)

v3.1.3 - March 23, 2015
- Reduce CPU and battery usage when streaming on many devices
- Add long press menu options on PC icons to resume or quit the current stream
- Fix Playpad Pro controller D-Pad (update the firmware if you're having issues)
- Shrink the deadzone on SHIELD controllers
- Fix rare OOM when loading box art on certain devices

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A Google User
Mar 17, 2015
Low lagging, but does not have keyboard and mouse support. I use Nvidia gamestream to use faster remote desktop(windows RD is terrible), but this software only supports mouse single click and moving. To use remote desktop, I need mouse drag, double click, right click and keyboard operation. Please add full mouse and keyboard if possible. Thank you developer, the software really helps but RD would be better.
A Google User
Mar 17, 2015
Just Amazing!!!!!!! Excellent performance. Even with a very cheap 10$ router I can play @720p & 60fps in every game. Great alternative for us who don't have a shield device :)
A Google User
Mar 14, 2015
Controller not working When i start streaming skyrim or any other game wich supports the xbox 360 controller, the controller always switches to the second player. Only keyboard and mouse are reacting to any keys
A Google User
Mar 4, 2015
It works but there is wayyy too much lag and stutters. Probably because my host pc is using wifi. It should work wirelessly too, but it doesn't. I'm on a 50 mega bit connection using a nexus 7 2012 tablet with a GTX 970 in my PC.
A Google User
Mar 2, 2015
It's super effective and over 9000 Works really well after some fiddling. I recommend using Ethernet if possible, as that rules out any potential wireless issues.