How To Play Real AAA Video Games On Your Phone With 5G and Cloud Gaming

If you’re looking to play the latest AAA games with nothing but your phone, cloud gaming might be your solution. This has not always been the case – in the days before 5G, mobile gaming has always been out of the question for fast gaming.

But that has changed thanks to the power of consistent, low-latency 5G connections, such as AT & T’s nationwide 5G coverage.

AT&T offers benefits for eligible 5G customers with two of the most popular gaming services available today, NVIDIA GeForce Now and Google’s Stadia Pro. With AT&T service you can try both for 6 months for free *, so you can see which service is best for you.

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If you are a computer gamer with a large Steam library, you should get started with GeForce NOW. This will give you access to stream more than 1,200 supported games from your Steam, Ubisoft, Epic, Origin or GOG accounts, as well as access to your saved games. GeForce NOW members can also stream nearly 100 of the best free games. Best of all, you don’t even have to pay to get on the ground floor thanks to the ape’s free level.

However, if you want to really unlock the power of GeForce NOW, you can get a high-quality subscription that will give you better graphics options and higher frame rates – and let you skip logs. All eligible AT&T 5G customers, current or new, can receive six months of GeForce NOW Priority membership with us just by visiting att.com/gaming.

AT&T is also offering its new and existing 5G customers six months of Stadia Pro. Stadia Pro offers over 50 games to claim and play in seconds, with new games added every month. And like GeForce Now, Stadia has a free level that includes a range of free titles like Destiny 2 and Super Animal Royale, along with over 200 games available for individual purchase.

It’s worth noting that if you have a subscription to Ubisoft +, you’ll get instant access to any Ubisoft game at Stadia and GeForce NOW by simply linking the accounts.

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If these services are not for you, there are many another great cloud video game services to choose from as well. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate has an extensive library for your console and computer, including every single Halo game available for streaming on your phone. Likewise, Amazon Luna includes a growing library of streaming games and several subscriptions to choose from, including an option focused on family-oriented games. If you like nostalgic and retro games, Antstream has you covered.

While every cloud gaming service includes a touch control that will let you play without a game pad, not every game will be a great time if you don’t use a real controller. To take your on-board cloud gaming to the next level, mobile gamers may want to take a mobile-enabled game controller for that true console experience. Although which controller you want to take may depend on what cloud gaming service or services you want to use.

If you’re a gamer, there’s a decent chance you already have a controller that will work for you. Any recent Xbox or Sony Dual Shock 4 controller, for example, should work great with any 5G phone, but there are also Stadia and Luna controllers built specifically for their cloud gaming that you might want to check out. If none of those choices make you feel right, GeForce NOW has a list of recommended bluetooth gamepads for your phone here.

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To really turn your phone into a video game device, check out Razer Kishi as well. The phone slides directly into the controller and delivers a truly integrated gaming experience as you get with a dedicated gaming device.

At this point, you have everything you need to get started. In addition, because all of these games are played in the cloud and broadcast to your device, your saved games will also be in the cloud. This means you can get a new phone or switch between different devices and your savings will be there.

With that, you have all the information you need to dive into the world of 5G cloud gaming. Welcome to the future.

* Must have an eligible 5G device with a qualified wireless plan (min. $ 75 / month before discounts). After 6 months, Stadia Pro renews at $ 9.99 / month; unless you cancel. Nvidia, Stadia and 5G access require a compatible device. AT&T 5G is not available everywhere. See att.com/5Gforyou for details on 5G coverage. Subj. to change. New or existing AT&T wireless customers. Additional fees, taxes and other costs, and rest apply. See att.com/gaming for details.

* AT&T 5G requires a compatible design and device. 5G not available everywhere. Go to att.com/5Gforyou for details.

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