Updated: Jun 13, 2020
If you are in the EU then you will be able to sign up for the Founders tier again for a limited time, members that signed up to be notified when Founders memberships resumed get priority to upgrade their membership. All other users can sign using the link here. For those in the US, you can get your founders here.
There is mixed feelings over Founders being re-opened, are you a Founder if you join 4 months after it launched? Also, it has only re-openend since they started charging for the service, so is this a result of a lot of original founders cancelling their membership so they don't pay, or that they have finally caved to the demand for more people?
Time will tell, however the fact that it never sold out in the US, would suggest that popularity is dwindling from their quoted 2 million sign ups just a month or so ago.
Android TV Support
The GeForce NOW Android app has got it's latest update with the latest release notes stating that Android TV support has been added as Beta.
"Our latest update adds beta support for Android TV devices. NVIDIA recommends SHIELD TV with the NVIDIA Games app for the best GeForce NOW experience on a TV. SHIELD TV provides the lowest latency and highest quality on TVs. Other Android TV devices have not
been optimized and experiences may vary."
This bolsters GeForce NOWs support to Shield TV, Android TV and pretty much all Android devices to further rival Google Stadia that currently supports a limited number of Android devices and Chrome Cast Ultra devices.
Both platforms are still to crack the Apple iOS firewall to get onto iOS devices adn Apple TV.
This brings some of the technology that NVIDIA has been working on for some time into more games and embeds it into the GeForce NOW machines, this allows developers to set trigger points in the game that will automatically capture the last minute or 2 of gameplay, automatically creating a clip for you so you don't have to remember to do it manually or to be contantly recording.
Below is the extract from the GeForceNow client update with the official wording:
"Current games that support NVIDIA Highlights include Fortnite and Kingdom Come: Deliverance. For a full list of games, please read this Highlights knowledge base article.
This new app release adds some new technology that uses smart pattern and image recognition in our cloud servers to detect key moments in games. When one of those moments is detected, like a game-winning kill, we capture and save the highlight automatically.
Over the next few weeks, PC users will see support for our first two games - Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and League of Legends. Let no victory go unrecorded! We’ll add support for the feature to more games over time. Stay tuned to see which games get support next and when we add macOS support!
Use the in-game overlay (CTRL-G on Windows or Cmd-G on Mac) to turn on Highlights, view your Gallery, change your keyboard shortcuts, and more."
It will be interesting to see the highlights in action in real world scenarios.
This week sees a total of 19 games added onto the platform, with 6 of those games returning, this is great news for GeForce NOW as it means that publishers are working out their differences and allowing their games to be added back for users to enjoy.
The full list this is week is:
Anno 2070 - Uplay
ARK: Survival Evolved - Epic Games Store
Far Cry 4 - Gold Edition - Epic Games Store
Far Cry 5 - Epic Games Store
Left 4 Dead
Rayman Legends - Epic Games Store
Rayman Legends - Uplay
Rules Of Survival
Tale of Wuxia
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Blacklist - Uplay
Totally Reliable Delivery Service - Epic Games Store
South Park: The Stick of Truth - Uplay
South Park: The Fractured But Whole - Uplay
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Game of the Year Edition - Epic Games Store
GeForce NOW have also hinted that there are more games to come later today or tomorrow as well stating "ARK: Survival Evolved on Epic Games Store" is not ready yet but they are working on it.