What is Moonlight?

Moonlight allows you to stream your collection of games from your PC to another device.

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?

Low-Latency 60 FPS Streaming

When you're playing games on Moonlight over a fast network, you won't notice any lag.

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 60 FPS with a capable client.

Controller Support

Connect your Moonlight device to supported controllers for a more immersive gaming experience with up to 4 players.

Multiple Platforms

If you have an Android device, iOS device, PC, Chromebook, Gear VR, 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 free to download and 100% ad-free.

Download Moonlight

Moonlight Chrome

Stream to any PC with the Chrome browser

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
(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 for help.
Seasoned Moonlight user? Give back to the community by adding information to the wiki.

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 firstname@moonlight-stream.com or to all of us at info@moonlight-stream.com. 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!

Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc. Android, Google Play, and the Google Play logo are trademarks of Google Inc. GeForce, Shield, and GameStream are trademarks of NVIDIA Corporation. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.