What is Moonlight?

Moonlight allows you to play your PC games on almost any device, whether you're in another room or miles away from your gaming rig.

Moonlight (formerly 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.


You can stream your collection of PC games from your GameStream-compatible PC to any supported device and play them remotely. Moonlight is perfect for gaming on the go without sacrificing the graphics and game selection available on PC.

Moonlight in Action

Features

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.

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 outside your home

You can host from most home networks without having to do any manual 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 or Mac, Chromebook, PS Vita, or even a Raspberry Pi, you can use Moonlight to stream to it.

Open source

The code for our Moonlight clients is hosted on GitHub under the GPLv3 license. We welcome contributions and would be happy to help with ports to new platforms.

Completely free

Moonlight is a project run by the community, not a company. We have no interest in pushing ads, bundled services, paid versions with extra features, or 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

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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
(Community port)

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!