NVIDIA bypasses Apple's streaming restrictions by launching GeForce Now as a Safari web app
Following the onerous restrictions Apple revealed for game streaming services to operate on its iOS App Store, reports indicated that streaming services such as xCloud, Stadia, and GeForce Now could bypass this restriction by working as Safari web apps.
NVIDIA recently unveiled its beta web app for GeForce Now on iOS, confirming that this is a route game streaming service providers are considering. The web app currently requires users to have a gamepad connected, though touch support in games like Fortnite is expected to arrive shortly. Due to platform limitations, keyboard and mouse won't work, which could put off some PC gamers.
What's interesting here, though, is seeing a major streaming service like GeForce Now actually taking the web app route. Apple has long supported Safari web apps as an option for apps that don't necessarily adhere to its strict curation policy on the App Store. However, with NVIDIA promising that Fortnite is set to make a comeback via GeForce Now's Safari web app, it remains to be seen whether or not Apple will take action.