Limelight Game Streaming

Limelight Game Streaming


NOTE: This app is currently incompatible with GFE 2.1.1 please avoid upgrading until a Limelight update addresses the compatibility problem. If you already upgraded, downgrade by uninstalling your Nvidia driver and installing version 340.43 or 337.91.

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).

PC Requirements:
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 600/700/800 series or GTX 600M/700M/800M series GPU
NVIDIA GeForce Experience (GFE) 2.0.1 or higher
NVIDIA GeForce 337.88 driver

Device Requirements:
Game controller or other input device

Most controllers will work just fine, but the following have been tested:
Xbox 360 wired/wireless (some have D-PAD issues with Android)
PS3 wired (with Sixaxis Enabler app) or wireless (with SixAxis Controller app)
PS4 wired via USB
Moga controller (HID mode or with MOGA Universal Driver app)
Amazon Fire Game Controller
Shield integrated controller
Ouya controller on the Ouya console

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 - "I can't pair/stream at all"
1. If the app crashes when starting to stream, try setting the "Force Software Decoding" option.

2. 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.

3. Reboot your PC.

4. Disable your PC's firewall.

5. 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:
v2.5.1.1 - July 22, 2014
- Add support for ARMv8 and x86_64 devices
- Turn back on GFE streaming optimizations with a checkbox to disable in settings
- Fix hardware back buttons emulating the select button

v2.5.1 - July 19, 2014
- Letterbox the video on 16:10 and 4:3 devices. The old fill-screen behavior is available with a checkbox in Streaming Settings
- Improve streaming performance
- Stop GFE from changing game settings when streaming
- Improve controller detection (please report bugs)
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About Limelight Game Streaming
NOTE: This app is currently incompatible with GFE 2.1.1 please avoid upgrading until a Limelight update addresses the compatibility problem. If you already upgraded, downgrade by uninstalling your Nvidia driver and installing version 340.43 or 337.91.

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).

PC Requirements:
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 600/700/800 series or GTX 600M/700M/800M series GPU
NVIDIA GeForce Experience (GFE) 2.0.1 or higher
NVIDIA GeForce 337.88 driver

Device Requirements:
Game controller or other input device

Most controllers will work just fine, but the following have been tested:
Xbox 360 wired/wireless (some have D-PAD issues with Android)
PS3 wired (with Sixaxis Enabler app) or wireless (with SixAxis Controller app)
PS4 wired via USB
Moga controller (HID mode or with MOGA Universal Driver app)
Amazon Fire Game Controller
Shield integrated controller
Ouya controller on the Ouya console

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 - "I can't pair/stream at all"
1. If the app crashes when starting to stream, try setting the "Force Software Decoding" option.

2. 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.

3. Reboot your PC.

4. Disable your PC's firewall.

5. 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:
v2.5.1.1 - July 22, 2014
- Add support for ARMv8 and x86_64 devices
- Turn back on GFE streaming optimizations with a checkbox to disable in settings
- Fix hardware back buttons emulating the select button

v2.5.1 - July 19, 2014
- Letterbox the video on 16:10 and 4:3 devices. The old fill-screen behavior is available with a checkbox in Streaming Settings
- Improve streaming performance
- Stop GFE from changing game settings when streaming
- Improve controller detection (please report bugs)

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A Google User
Thursday 2:12 AM
Loved it ** Issue fixed by downgrading GFE to 2.1.0 - 2.1.1 knocked out capabilities. I had this running flawlessly on a rooted Nook HD+ I'm now receiving an error due to the last Nvidia driver update :( Other than that, this works perfectly. I'd like to see an update to have the new drivers supported though.
A Google User
Wednesday 8:17 PM
No support for gtx 580
A Google User
Tuesday 9:45 PM
How to fix RTSP Handshake failed?
A Google User
Tuesday 9:03 PM
Having technical issues To the developer: trying to stream over a good local wifi, is there a fix for `RTSP handshake failed` searched google and at a loss, thanks for your time.
A Google User
4 days ago
would probably be awesome on a faster network not much good on standard networks mine is a homebub3 and using a moto g, the network speed just isnt fast enough. will rate 5 stars anyway since what i am saying is pretty much in the description.