Limelight Game Streaming

Limelight Game Streaming


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.

Users using an external mouse may want to use the root version instead which has much better mouse support. See: http://tinyurl.com/limelight-root

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.

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

Most controllers will work just fine, but the following have been tested:
Xbox 360 wired/wireless
PS3 wired (with Sixaxis Enabler app) or wireless (with SixAxis Controller app)
PS4 wired via USB
MOGA controller (see note below)
Amazon Fire Game Controller
Shield integrated controller

MOGA controller users:
If your controller has a switch with A and B, it must be switched to B to be used for streaming. If you have no switch, use the MOGA Universal Driver app.

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

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"
1. Please send me an email.

2. Send the crash report.

Troubleshooting - "I can't pair/stream at all"
1. Reboot your PC and device.

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:
v3.0.3 - January 22, 2014
- Added support for GFE 2.2.2+

NOTE: You MUST have GFE 2.2.2 or higher installed on your PC to use this version of Limelight.
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About Limelight Game Streaming
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.

Users using an external mouse may want to use the root version instead which has much better mouse support. See: http://tinyurl.com/limelight-root

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.

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

Most controllers will work just fine, but the following have been tested:
Xbox 360 wired/wireless
PS3 wired (with Sixaxis Enabler app) or wireless (with SixAxis Controller app)
PS4 wired via USB
MOGA controller (see note below)
Amazon Fire Game Controller
Shield integrated controller

MOGA controller users:
If your controller has a switch with A and B, it must be switched to B to be used for streaming. If you have no switch, use the MOGA Universal Driver app.

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

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"
1. Please send me an email.

2. Send the crash report.

Troubleshooting - "I can't pair/stream at all"
1. Reboot your PC and device.

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:
v3.0.3 - January 22, 2014
- Added support for GFE 2.2.2+

NOTE: You MUST have GFE 2.2.2 or higher installed on your PC to use this version of Limelight.

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A Google User
17 hours ago
Loads the games fine, but then randomly "Terminates Connection" :'( I am desperate for this to work. I can't figure out why it's working fine, then just as soon as the android device shows the game on screen, the limelight terminator pops up with "Connection Terminated". Is there a log file I can check to see what's going on or anything, or do you, the developer have any idea what's going on? It's obviously not a firewall issue as it wouldn't even load or I'd have rtsp handshake problems if that was the case, but the games are loading and appearing on my tablet and some I can actually move the mouse for about a second or two before mr terminator pops up again and takes me back to the limelight game list. Please help!!!
A Google User
Wednesday 2:39 PM
It's OK... I also have a Shield Tablet so I have already experienced Gamestream but wanted to try it on my phone. Firstly I thought it was incredible that I was actually playing ghosts on my phone! The only thing is I seem to have some very noticeable latency that makes it impossible to play. There is a second or two of delay between me pressing anything and the game responding which I don't get using Gamestream on my Shield... Overall it's still impressive I just hope I can figure out why it's so delayed.
A Google User
Wednesday 6:23 AM
Ok app. Definitely a better alternatives to nvidia shield tablet. Works grate with my sgb6580 5ghz dual band motorola router. Every so often the game becomes choppy for few seconds. That's why I removed 2 stars. Other then that works great on note 3 and with moga power a pro controller.
A Google User
Tuesday 6:40 PM
The flawless game streaming solution This is the solution I have been waiting for.It works almost prefectly.It tricks GeForce experience into thinking your mobile is a shield device .steam big picture works great. You can even play many strategy games with the touch display. Steam Big picture works great! But there are.some issues with standalone games but you can't really ask for a better streaming service.I hope this issue will be fixed in the future, making this the perfect alternative to owning a shield device.
A Google User
Tuesday 4:07 AM
NVIDIA Only I have a Mac running Windows, so it sure doesn't have NVIDIA. However, this requires a NVIDIA computer. Plus, if you have one, you'd have to be in the same house, so why not just go on the computer physically, or use In-Home streaming?