Moonlight Game Streaming

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About this app

This app streams games, programs, or your full desktop from an NVIDIA GameStream-compatible PC on your local network or the Internet using NVIDIA GeForce Experience. Mouse, keyboard, and controller input is sent from your Android device to the PC.

Streaming performance may vary based on your client device and network setup. HDR requires an HDR10-capable device, GTX 1000-series GPU or later, and HDR10-enabled game. Games that use DXGI/OS HDR also require an HDR display connected to your host PC.

• Open-source and completely free (no ads, IAPs, or "Pro")
• Streams games purchased from any store
• Works on your home network or over the Internet/LTE
• Up to 4K 120 FPS HDR streaming with 7.1 surround sound
• Keyboard and mouse support (best with Android 8.0 or later)
• Stylus/S-Pen support
• Supports PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and Android gamepads
• Force feedback support
• Local co-op with up to 4 connected controllers
• Mouse control via gamepad by long-pressing Start

PC Requirements
• NVIDIA GeForce Experience or NVIDIA Quadro Experience installed

Quick Setup Instructions
• Make sure GeForce Experience is open on your PC. Turn on GameStream in the SHIELD settings page.
• Tap on the PC in Moonlight and type the PIN on your PC
• Start streaming!

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).

Detailed Setup Instructions
See the full setup guide for:
• Adding a PC manually (if your PC is not detected)
• Streaming over the Internet or LTE
• Using a controller connected directly to your PC
• Streaming your full desktop
• Adding custom apps to stream

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.

PlayStation 3 controller users
Use the SixAxis app in "Native Gamepad" mode for Moonlight. The default button mapping needs to be adjusted to match the standard controller layout for streaming.

A detailed troubleshooting guide is available here:
If you still can't solve your issue or just have a question, join our Discord server to chat with the Moonlight community:

Disclaimer: This app is not affiliated with NVIDIA Corporation. Please do not contact them for support. Instead, use the troubleshooting link at the bottom of the app description.

This app is open-source under the GPL. The code can be found here:

Legal: All trademarks cited here are the property of their respective owners.
Updated on
Aug 2, 2022

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13.6K reviews
Paul Crockett
August 1, 2022
This is a remarkable app. It blows me away not only that can I play my Windows games on my phone, but that they run so smoothly. Having said that, you really need a gamepad to get any use out the Android version of Moonlight. I'm glad there's an onscreen controller available, but it's pretty useless for many types of games.
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Ater Morrell
March 13, 2022
I prefer this app to any other when streaming my pc to my android devices. Input latency is by far the lowest of many apps I've tried. I use this so frequintly that I wouldn't mind paying for the app. My only wish is that I could connect directly to my desktop instead of opening a game first. However, a few games can be closed out and I can then roam my pc freely. I highly recomend this for anyone that wants to take a game throughout the home instead of sitting at a desk. 5 Stars
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A Google user
July 23, 2019
Works great, but not having support for on screen keyboard/mouse is pretty annoying. Can't really play games like World of Warcraft. I can get to the auction house one step at a time by holding the screen with one finger and tapping with the other, but I can't put things up for sale since I can't type the price, and I certainly can't go fight anything. If this were added, 5 stars easy. Add TeamViewer to your PC in case you get connection issues. You can restart the PC. Dont shut off gamestream!
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What's new

- Slightly improved video encoding bandwidth efficiency
- Fixed a crash on certain 32-bit Android TV devices
- Improved input handling to process touch and gamepad events more quickly and accurately
- Improved DeX touchpad mouse behavior on newer Samsung devices
- Added an option to enable system-wide equalizer apps to work while streaming
- Added a workaround for TVs with frame pacing problems at 30 Hz
- Updated community contributed translations from Weblate