Moonlight Game Streaming

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About this app

This app streams games, programs, or your full desktop from a PC on your local network or the Internet running NVIDIA GeForce Experience (NVIDIA-only) or Sunshine (all GPUs). Mouse, keyboard, and controller input is sent from your Android device to your PC.

Streaming performance may vary based on your client device and network setup. HDR requires an HDR10-capable device, a GPU that can encode HEVC Main 10, 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
• H.264, HEVC, and AV1 codec support (AV1 requires Sunshine and a supported host GPU)
• Keyboard and mouse support (best with Android 8.0 or later)
• Stylus/S-Pen support
• Supports PS3/4/5, Xbox 360/One/Series, and Android gamepads
• Force feedback and gamepad motion sensor support (Android 12 or later)
• Local co-op with up to 16 connected controllers (4 with GeForce Experience)
• Mouse control via gamepad by long-pressing Start

Quick Setup Host Instructions for GeForce Experience (NVIDIA-only)
• 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!

Quick Setup Host Instructions for Sunshine (all GPUs)
• Install Sunshine on your PC from
• Navigate to the Sunshine Web UI on your PC for first-time setup
• Tap on the PC in Moonlight and type the PIN in the Sunshine Web UI 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

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
Feb 25, 2024

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Ratings and reviews

12.5K reviews
Brian Seabury
April 4, 2024
Moonlight rocks although steam links touch screen controls are better for games with two analog sticks. You'll never be able to press buttons and use two analog sticks at the same time which is pretty much all modern games. You also won't be able to run moonlight over Lan without either first using steam link or running moonlight over a cellular network. After that you can run moonlight on the go. South park fractured but whole is recommended as well as racing games.
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A Google user
February 17, 2020
It's pretty great. You devs are not only skilled, but also very kind to make this free and open source. I wouldn't mind seeing the touch controls more developed, closer to what windows tablets use (swipe to scroll, long-press to right click, long-press-swipe to click and drag). It's practically perfect already, so the only way I know to improve it is to add more touch controls. At that point, it would be like I sideloaded Win10 on my device.
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A Google user
February 5, 2019
Excellent app. I have a wireless N router but experience no issues on 5GHz for local or remote. The remote helper tool on PC is awesome as well as it configures firewall automatically to work with remote streaming. Far better quality and less stuttering than the Steam Link app for me. I've been forcing h265 which allows me to go up to 1080p60 at a modest bitrate. My only dislike or suggestion is to add an on-screen keyboard, its so necessary. Using Windows on-screen keyboard as a workaround.
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What's new

- Added support for full end-to-end stream encryption with Sunshine*
- Fixed immediate connection termination error when streaming over some Internet connections*
- Added option to adjust emulated rumble intensity
- Added option to scroll in controller mouse emulation mode
- Improved connection reliability during temporary network interruptions
- Fixed pass-through of special Sunshine key combos to the host

* Requires upcoming Sunshine v0.22.0 release or current Sunshine nightly build