Have you ever wanted to play a game of Black Ops 2, Battlefield 3 or Skyrim straight on your Android mobile tablet computer? You might assume that it’s currently impossible, however there is an application available at the Google Play store which changes that. Instead of using the tablet’s system resources to play the game, the tablet will be streaming the gaming content from a computer straight to your tablet’s display. While your tablet is being used as an external monitor for your computer, the application remotely controls the computer giving it orders to play the game. This gives the application the ability to play full PC games straight from your Android tablet.
Do note, the application will only work with Nvidia Tegra 3 equipped tablets. For those that are confused if your tablet is supported, you can view this list of Tegra 3 equipped tablets. If your device made the list, then congratulations. If you wish to play PC games on your tablet in full screen mode, your computer must be equipped with a Nvidia GeForce graphics card, or you will be stuck playing games in a windowed view style (which I do not recommend for gaming).
List of tested PC games that works with this application :
- Battlefield 3
- Call of Duty Black Ops 2
- The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim
- Civilization 5
- Crysis 2
- Diablo 3
- World of Warcraft
- Far Cry 2
- Etc. – most PC games should work fine
To find the application Via Google Play and learn more about the app, you can view the details below.
Android App Details :
- App Name : Splashtop GamePad THD
- Get The App Now : Splashtop GamePad THD [Google Play Link]
- Size : 5.9 MB
- Creator : Splashtop
- Android Version Requirements : 3.1 and later
The Android version requirements to use the application says 3.1 and later, however I will recommend that you use a device with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich or Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (or later) while using the application to play PC games on your tablet.
For more details about the app and to see it in action, view the embed YouTube video below :
Credits to Splashtop Inc., the founder of the application, for the video.