Tuesday, August 25th 2015

NVIDIA Readies a PS4 SharePlay-like Feature for GeForce Experience

NVIDIA is giving final touches to a feature that's similar in function to PlayStation 4 SharePlay, called GameStream Co-op. Accessed through its GeForce Experience app, the feature will let you share your game over the Internet with your friend, letting them either take over control (and get you through a level you're stuck with), or play co-op multiplayer with. The way this works is that your systems renders the game, and streams it across the Internet to them.

NVIDIA is planning to get GameStream Co-op into the hands of as many gamers as possible, by the minimum system requirements of the host PC rather low. You need at least a GeForce GTX 650 graphics card to get started. The guest PC has even lower system requirements, including not needing any discrete-graphics, and just Google Chrome (the game streams to them as a web-page). The only notable requirement is an Internet bandwidth of at least 7 Mbps (upstream) for the host, and 7 Mbps (downstream) for the guest. NVIDIA plans to put a working beta of this feature in the hands of gamers by September.
Sources: GameSpot, Many Thanks to TheMailman78 for the tip.
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19 Comments on NVIDIA Readies a PS4 SharePlay-like Feature for GeForce Experience

#1
jboydgolfer
7MB/s UPstream!!?:roll:good luck NvidiDuh . I understand that the Bandwidth requirements aren't so much an Nvidia thing, as they are a part of the Extreme amount of information that would be uploaded to the "guest" PC, but 7MB/s(upload) is NOT a "everybody has it" kind of speed. With My ISP, I get 60MB/s DOWN(lowest speed package available), but My up is a shitty 5mb/s ...I cant imagine this is going to be implemented by TOO many end users.(successfully,if those numbers hold true that is), until higher bandwidth is Much more common, and attainable by the Majority, and not the Extreme minority.with that said, i DO feel it COULD/would be a nice feature for gamers when it is more commonplace.
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AsRock
TPU addict
jboydgolfer
7MB/s UPstream!!?:roll:good luck NvidiDuh . I understand that the Bandwidth requirements aren't so much an Nvidia thing, as they are a part of the Extreme amount of information that would be uploaded to the "guest" PC, but 7MB/s(upload) is NOT a "everybody has it" kind of speed. With My ISP, I get 60MB/s DOWN(lowest speed package available), but My up is a shitty 5mb/s ...I cant imagine this is going to be implemented by TOO many end users.(successfully,if those numbers hold true that is), until higher bandwidth is Much more common, and attainable by the Majority, and not the Extreme minority.with that said, i DO feel it COULD/would be a nice feature for gamers when it is more commonplace.
Wait until mommy & Daddy or even average use finds out there ISP as just billed them a extra $10 per 5Gbs.
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#3
mouacyk
jboydgolfer
7MB/s UPstream!!?:roll:good luck NvidiDuh . I understand that the Bandwidth requirements aren't so much an Nvidia thing, as they are a part of the Extreme amount of information that would be uploaded to the "guest" PC, but 7MB/s(upload) is NOT a "everybody has it" kind of speed. With My ISP, I get 60MB/s DOWN(lowest speed package available), but My up is a shitty 5mb/s ...I cant imagine this is going to be implemented by TOO many end users.(successfully,if those numbers hold true that is), until higher bandwidth is Much more common, and attainable by the Majority, and not the Extreme minority.with that said, i DO feel it COULD/would be a nice feature for gamers when it is more commonplace.
Please learn the difference between Mb/s and MB/s. 7Mbps upload is still a lot. Charter cable around here (WI) maxes upload at 5Mbps.
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#4
raptori
jboydgolfer
7MB/s UPstream!!?:roll:good luck NvidiDuh . I understand that the Bandwidth requirements aren't so much an Nvidia thing, as they are a part of the Extreme amount of information that would be uploaded to the "guest" PC, but 7MB/s(upload) is NOT a "everybody has it" kind of speed. With My ISP, I get 60MB/s DOWN(lowest speed package available), but My up is a shitty 5mb/s ...I cant imagine this is going to be implemented by TOO many end users.(successfully,if those numbers hold true that is), until higher bandwidth is Much more common, and attainable by the Majority, and not the Extreme minority.with that said, i DO feel it COULD/would be a nice feature for gamers when it is more commonplace.
mb ≠ MB , 1MB=8mb
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#5
yogurt_21
mouacyk
Please learn the difference between Mb/s and MB/s. 7Mbps upload is still a lot. Charter cable around here (WI) maxes upload at 5Mbps.
Both of you don't be morons. He accidentally used a capital B, big freaking whoop. You both look like complete tools trying to tell someone about something they clearly already know about.

Back to the topic on hand yes 7Mbps is more than most people get on upload but based on previous game streaming requirements its still decent. Now does it work stand alone? Ie can I stream the game from the den to the living room and play it on the vig screen via a lesser powered machine?
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#6
AsRock
TPU addict
yogurt_21
Both of you don't be morons. He accidentally used a capital B, big freaking whoop. You both look like complete tools trying to tell someone about something they clearly already know about.

Back to the topic on hand yes 7Mbps is more than most people get on upload but based on previous game streaming requirements its still decent. Now does it work stand alone? Ie can I stream the game from the den to the living room and play it on the vig screen via a lesser powered machine?
Yes dam that pinky finger on the shift key, just does not know when to let go.


If it don't let you stream for some odd reason in the house just use Steam :), as i know you can stream a games from one PC to another and even take control of the game too.
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#7
cadaveca
My name is Dave
AsRock
Yes dam that pinky finger on the shift key, just does not know when to let go.


If it don't let you stream for some odd reason in the house just use Steam :), as i know you can stream a games from one PC to another and even take control of the game too.
but that doesn't allow another user on another PC to also see and play... only lets the remote device control, or swaps back when the other PC is active.
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AsRock
TPU addict
cadaveca
but that doesn't allow another user on another PC to also see and play... only lets the remote device control, or swaps back when the other PC is active.
Ie can I stream the game from the den to the living room and play it on the vig screen via a lesser powered machine?
I played Farcry 4 on my 5 year old laptop, so it does just only in your local network which i believe @yogurt_21 was on about.

Both screens stay on it's not like it stops you watching it on both systems in fact i never noticed it stop me doing stuff from the laptop or PC.

EDIT
Just tried it with Solar 2 with it being small and easy to try was was able to do input from both systems at the same time.
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cadaveca
My name is Dave
AsRock
I played Farcry 4 on my 5 year old laptop, so it does just only in your local network which i believe @yogurt_21 was on about.

Both screens stay on it's not like it stops you watching it on both systems in fact i never noticed it stop me doing stuff from the laptop or PC.

EDIT
Just tried it with Solar 2 with it being small and easy to try was was able to do input from both systems at the same time.
it only has audio in one location with my config, the one you send the data to. Once I touch the mouse on the PC, the audio switches to the PC, the stream plays for 5 minutes, then drops off.

I use STEAM streaming nearly daily. I stream from my PC to my Surface, my TV, or another PC I have that isn't capable of gaming otherwise.
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#11
AsRock
TPU addict
True, maybe there is a way around that. how ever you can still interact with both.
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#12
Mistral
AsRock
Wait until mommy & Daddy or even average use finds out there ISP as just billed them a extra $10 per 5Gbs.
That's a pretty good "deal" actually.
Over here it's $3 per 1GB...
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#13
Brusfantomet
Mistral
That's a pretty good "deal" actually.
Over here it's $3 per 1GB...
Makes Me happy for my 35/35 Mbit unlimited Fiber connection for 60 USD/Month. With options for speeds up to 10 Gbit/10Gbit (for 3000 USD/Month)

With that kind of upload (7Mbit) you are basically limited to Fiber or improved Cable. Question is wat kind of Resolution you get at 7 Mbit, and what you would need for 1080P or 4K.
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#14
antodelg
jboydgolfer
7MB/s UPstream!!?:roll:good luck NvidiDuh . I understand that the Bandwidth requirements aren't so much an Nvidia thing, as they are a part of the Extreme amount of information that would be uploaded to the "guest" PC, but 7MB/s(upload) is NOT a "everybody has it" kind of speed. With My ISP, I get 60MB/s DOWN(lowest speed package available), but My up is a shitty 5mb/s ...I cant imagine this is going to be implemented by TOO many end users.(successfully,if those numbers hold true that is), until higher bandwidth is Much more common, and attainable by the Majority, and not the Extreme minority.with that said, i DO feel it COULD/would be a nice feature for gamers when it is more commonplace.
emm... 7 Mbps = 0,87 MB/s, if you don't reach that upload bandwidth, maybe you shouldn't even pretend play online games...
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#15
mouacyk
yogurt_21
Both of you don't be morons. He accidentally used a capital B, big freaking whoop. You both look like complete tools trying to tell someone about something they clearly already know about.

Back to the topic on hand yes 7Mbps is more than most people get on upload but based on previous game streaming requirements its still decent. Now does it work stand alone? Ie can I stream the game from the den to the living room and play it on the vig screen via a lesser powered machine?
Yeah, big freaking whoop is right. 1 Byte = 8 Bits. Being of by a factor of 8x is a big freaking whoop on a tech forum, especially being first post too.
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#16
yogurt_21
mouacyk
Yeah, big freaking whoop is right. 1 Byte = 8 Bits. Being of by a factor of 8x is a big freaking whoop on a tech forum, especially being first post too.
ah I see you're one of those special types. Let me spell it out clearer. NO ONE ON THIS FORUM DIDN'T ALREADY KNOW THAT YOU TROGLODTYE. He simply hit shift key while typing the the capital "G" and didn't let off fast enough when continuing to type.

on topic... so you're all telling me I've been waiting for something that's been here the whole time? *runs home to try it*
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#17
mouacyk
"...or play co-op multiplayer with. The way this works is that your systems renders the game, and streams it across the Internet to them"

So is it one game install running and rendering multiple instances, one for local player and one for each remote player? That sounds like it's a heap of legal trouble. Sounds like it's going to need multiple game installs (with different licenses) on the same machine (if it's powerful and/or virtualized) or different machines, and stream the un-used machines or VM's to the remote player(s). Anyone have more information on how the co-op feature works?
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#18
Eroticus
antodelg
emm... 7 Mbps = 0,87 MB/s, if you don't reach that upload bandwidth, maybe you shouldn't even pretend play online games...
I have D-100Mbps / U-3Mbps , i have no problems at all in servers with 64players online.
Stop saying something you don't know.
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