Moonlight Game Streaming

Moonlight 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, Moonlight 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 NVIDIA Corporation. Please do not contact them for support. Instead, use the XDA forum link at the bottom of the app description.

Users using an external mouse will want to use the root version instead which has much better mouse support (no double cursors or screen border issues). See: http://tinyurl.com/moonlight-root

If you're streaming over the Internet from behind a router, you will need to forward ports manually. The specific ports are here: http://tinyurl.com/k6hf2c6

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 Moonlight. 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 - "Moonlight 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 Moonlight"
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/moonlight-stream/moonlight-android

Legal: All trademarks cited here are the property of their respective owners.

Recent changes:
v3.1.6 - May 5, 2015
- Fix a bug where multiple controllers could be recognized as a single controller (particularly with Xbox 360 wireless adapters)
- Pass through capacitive buttons on Samsung devices so the back button can be used to exit streaming
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About Moonlight 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, Moonlight 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 NVIDIA Corporation. Please do not contact them for support. Instead, use the XDA forum link at the bottom of the app description.

Users using an external mouse will want to use the root version instead which has much better mouse support (no double cursors or screen border issues). See: http://tinyurl.com/moonlight-root

If you're streaming over the Internet from behind a router, you will need to forward ports manually. The specific ports are here: http://tinyurl.com/k6hf2c6

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 Moonlight. 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 - "Moonlight 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 Moonlight"
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/moonlight-stream/moonlight-android

Legal: All trademarks cited here are the property of their respective owners.

Recent changes:
v3.1.6 - May 5, 2015
- Fix a bug where multiple controllers could be recognized as a single controller (particularly with Xbox 360 wireless adapters)
- Pass through capacitive buttons on Samsung devices so the back button can be used to exit streaming

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A Google User
Tuesday 8:53 PM
One of the Best Apps This is a really good app to stream PC games! There should be touch screen controls though, with the ability to emulate a keyboard or gamepad like Kainy, but still, this is better than Kainy and does a nice job at being an almost direct copy of nVidia GameStream but for all android devices.
A Google User
Tuesday 2:52 AM
Worked fine until name change update. Nothing changed on my network. It will not find a Gamestream-able PC on the network its connected to.
A Google User
5 days ago
Doesn't work anymore. All ports have been opened and there are no firewalls. Cannot connect to the streaming PC anymore.
A Google User
May 22, 2015
Working great after having issues My phone would not detect my PC unless I enabled the windows firewall service. Also works great on my ouya with a ps3 controller.
A Google User
May 19, 2015
Great app, but... Works well, but variable performance using a PS3 controller through sixaxis controller. Some games working, others not (for example Arkham origins there is not control). If there is a workaround for this I'd be very grateful to hear it
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