What is Moonlight?

Moonlight can stream your whole library of PC games to another device, whether you're in another room or miles away from your home.

Moonlight (formerly known as Limelight) is an open source implementation of NVIDIA's GameStream protocol. We implemented the protocol used by the NVIDIA Shield and wrote a set of 3rd party clients.

What does this mean for you? Moonlight allows you to stream your collection of games from your GameStream-compatible PC to any supported device and play them remotely. Moonlight is perfect for gameplay on the go without sacrificing the graphics quality of your gaming computer.

Moonlight in Action

What can Moonlight do for you?

Support for 120 FPS streaming

Stream at up to 120 FPS using the new Moonlight PC client with the option to disable V-Sync for the lowest possible latency.

Stream at up to 4K resolution

If you can see it on your PC, you can stream it using Moonlight, including your full Windows desktop at 4K 120 FPS with a capable client.

Stream over the Internet

You can stream from most home networks without having to do any network configuration or type any IP addresses. Check out the automatic configuration tool in our Setup Guide.

Multiple platforms

If you have an Android device, iOS device, PC, Chromebook, PS Vita, or even a Raspberry Pi, you can use Moonlight to stream to it.

Open source

The code for the Moonlight clients is hosted on our Github - we welcome contributions and ports to new platforms.

Completely free

Moonlight is totally free - no ads, no paid versions with extra features, and no monthly subscriptions.

Download Moonlight

Moonlight PC

Stream to Windows, MacOS, and Linux

Moonlight Chrome

Stream to ChromeOS laptops and tablets

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Moonlight Android

Stream to Android devices

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Moonlight iOS

Stream to iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch


Moonlight Embedded

Stream to the Raspberry Pi and other embedded devices (Community port)

Moonlight PS Vita (Homebrew)

Stream to a Homebrew-enabled PlayStation Vita (Community port)

Stream Theater

Stream to Samsung Gear VR devices
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Getting Started

Are you ready to stream? Check out our wiki for tips on how to get started.
Having trouble? Check the wiki's troubleshooting page or join our Discord for help.
Seasoned Moonlight user? Give back to the community by joining our Discord and helping other users.

Who We Are

Moonlight was created by Case Western Reserve University students as a project at the MHacks hackathon in 2013 and further developed at MHacks and HackCWRU in 2014.

Feel free to send any of us an email at our [email protected] or to all of us at [email protected]. We do get a high volume of mail and unfortunately can't answer it all, so please check if your issue is covered in the troubleshooting guide before reaching out. To report bugs, please follow the steps here.

Want to keep up with the latest Moonlight updates? Follow along with development at the XDA Developers Thread.

We are not accepting monetary donations at this time and currently have no plans to do so. Instead, please direct any donations toward the Case Western Reserve University Hacker Society - the birthplace of Moonlight, Hacker Society is a club for CWRU students of all skill levels and backgrounds to explore computer science outside of school. If you still insist on donating, you may do so here. ("Choose another area", specify "Hacker Society" under special instructions). Thank you!