NVIDIA GeForce Now is a great way to play modern games on older hardware, but it isn’t perfect. You can cancel your GeForce Now sub using this guide.
Gaming on PCs, Macs, or mobile devices shouldn’t require high-end hardware. If you’re using an older PC or even a Chromebook, you can use game streaming technology like NVIDIA GeForce Now to play the best online games.
GeForce Now isn’t perfect, however. If it doesn’t support the games you like, or you’re having connection issues, you may consider canceling your subscription.
If you’re unsure how to cancel a GeForce Now subscription, you can follow these steps to get the job done.
How to Cancel a GeForce Now Subscription
The easiest way to cancel a paid GeForce Now subscription is through the website. These steps assume you have signed up for a paid GeForce Now subscription through NVIDIA.
If you decide to cancel your paid GeForce Now subscription, you’ll revert to a free plan. This will allow you to continue to play games via GeForce Now, but with limitations. This includes a limit on gameplay (up to one hour per session) and reduced priority for gameplay slots during busy periods.
If you have a GeForce Now Founders for Life subscription (available to subscribers who signed up when the service was still in beta testing), you’ll lose these privileges when you downgrade, and you won’t be able to restore them. You may wish to continue your subscription to avoid this.
To cancel a paid GeForce Now subscription:
- Open the NVIDIA GeForce Now website.
- Click the account icon in the top-right corner.
- Follow the on-screen instructions to sign in with your GeForce Now account. You may need to authenticate yourself using two-factor authentication at this point before you can proceed.
- In the Account menu, scroll down to the GeForce Now section and click Manage. Alternatively, click the GeForce Now tab in the menu at the top.
- To cancel your paid GeForce Now subscription, click Select under the Free section.
- NVIDIA will ask you to confirm your choice—click Confirm to do this.
What Happens After Canceling a GeForce Now Subscription?
Once you’ve downgraded your GeForce Now subscription, your paid access will continue until your subscription expires at your next billing date.
For example, if you have a six-month GeForce Now subscription but still have three months remaining until your next billing date, you’ll continue enjoying paid access to GeForce Now until that date. Your subscription will end on that date, and your account will revert to a free GeForce Now subscription.
These steps might not work if you’ve subscribed as part of a third-party promotion. You’ll need to consult the provider you signed up with to assist you further. Alternatively, you can contact NVIDIA support to downgrade or cancel your plan.
If you want to take things a step further, you can close your NVIDIA account entirely by accessing the NVIDIA privacy center and clicking Delete My Data.
How to Reactivate a GeForce Now Subscription
You can revert the process if you change your mind about canceling your paid GeForce Now subscription. If your plan has already ended, you can upgrade your account to a paid subscription at any point.
You can access your GeForce Now settings on the NVIDIA website.
To reactivate a GeForce Now subscription:
- Open the NVIDIA GeForce Now website.
- Press the account icon in the top-right.
- When prompted, sign in using your GeForce Now account details. You may need to follow additional steps to authenticate your sign-in using two-factor authentication.
- Next, press the GeForce Now menu option on the menu bar or click Manage in the GeForce NOW section.
- To reactivate your GeForce Now subscription, click Select or Upgrade under one of the paid plans listed.
- Follow any additional on-screen instructions to complete the subscription purchase, including selecting a payment method.
- If prompted, click Confirm or Finish to upgrade your plan.
Enjoying Games on GeForce Now
Using the steps above, you can quickly cancel a GeForce Now subscription. You can always try the free GeForce Now plan, but you’ll need to be aware of its limitations. For instance, free GeForce Now users are restricted to one-hour gaming sessions.
Having trouble with your GeForce Now connection? If you’re seeing a low resolution on GeForce Now, you may need to configure your settings to suit your connection. Alternatively, it might be time to bite the budget and upgrade to a better internet connection for gameplay streaming.
Upgraded to a new PC instead? You can start by setting up a Steam wishlist and building a list of games you want to play. If you find a game you love, don’t forget to write a Steam review for others to see.