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).

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

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 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 - "Limelight crashes when I try to stream"
1. Please send me an email.

2. Send the crash report.

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 - September 4, 2014
- Add support for right clicking via a second tap while a finger is still on the screen
- Add option to disable connection quality warnings
- Add support for vertical scrolling with mice

NOTE: For rooted users, there's a new root version of Limelight with vastly better external mouse support: http://tinyurl.com/limelight-root
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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).

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

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 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 - "Limelight crashes when I try to stream"
1. Please send me an email.

2. Send the crash report.

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 - September 4, 2014
- Add support for right clicking via a second tap while a finger is still on the screen
- Add option to disable connection quality warnings
- Add support for vertical scrolling with mice

NOTE: For rooted users, there's a new root version of Limelight with vastly better external mouse support: http://tinyurl.com/limelight-root

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A Google User
Sunday 6:23 AM
works perfectly I have a note 3 snapdragon version synced with MSI GTX 650ti boost, 4th Gen i5 3.1hgz and windows 8.1 pro, my router is N and I found no problem playing Assassins creed iv and Grid autosport. but theres an issue, like me I dont have ps3 or moga controller, why not add on-screen gamepad and make it customizable so we could enjoy the full gaming experience over the air. great job anyway hope u respond to my request :) Can you please respond to my request :(
A Google User
Saturday 9:28 PM
Galaxy S5(exynos version) Please please please make it work it on samsung galaxy s5
A Google User
4 days ago
Pretty smooth!
A Google User
4 days ago
App is awesome Works very well
A Google User
4 days ago
Kind of works Thanks to the dev for the help, it's up and running, great app!