Google has been trying to turn Chromebooks into gaming laptops for years, first with the introduction of Android and Linux apps, and later with cloud gaming integration. Now there’s another way to play games on your Chromebook: Boosteroid.
bosteroid It’s a cloud gaming platform that works a little differently than Amazon Luna, Google’s ill-fated Stadia, or Xbox Game Streaming. The service gives you access to a “high-end remote gaming device” with which you can play computer games you already own. However, like Nvidia GeForce Now, I’m still restricted to games that are officially supported by Boosteroid. The company does not let you know what games are available until you sign up. Much like Nvidia GeForce nowPreviously, there were many games available, but it was later withdrew Until a firm agreement is concluded with a particular publisher.
Boosteroid today announced an updated progressive web app designed with Chrome OS in mind, bringing an even better cloud gaming experience on Chromebooks. The service also works on PCs, Macs, Android and Linux desktops, and some smart TVs, as long as you live in supported regions and have an internet connection of at least 15Mbps. Boosteroid has servers in Romania, Italy, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Slovakia, France, Spain, Sweden, Serbia and the United States (Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Texas, Illinois, Florida and Washington).
No need to download, update and store game files on your device, the company said in a blog post. Just sign up for Boosteroid, subscribe, choose a game from our catalog of compatible Remote Gaming Desktop titles, log into your Steam, Epic or other accounts and play! Games run under your game accounts, so progress is saved there and you can pick up where you left off.”
Boosteroid is a paid service at €9.89 per month or €89.89 per year.