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In this article, we'll answer the most common questions about the safety and security of playing on the now.gg mobile cloud.
now.gg is a Cloud gaming service, giving gamers from all over the world instant access to their favorite Android games on any device, with the best graphics and performance. No downloads or installations are required on your device. The best part about this is that you are not constrained by the limitations of your device, such as processing power, memory, etc., since the games aren’t actually running locally on your device. You can effectively get the best gaming experience as long as you have a stable Internet connection.
Here we’ll be answering some of the most common questions regarding the security and safety of gaming on now.gg.
Q1: Is now.gg safe for my mobile or any other device?
In a nutshell, since now.gg is simply streaming an interactive video within a web browser on your device, it cannot technically install any harmful files or malware, or execute malicious code.
Q2: When I login into my Google account, I immediately get an email from Google prompting me to confirm my identity.
If you’ve played on now.gg before and have tried to link your Google account to load or save your progress in any given game, there’s a good chance that you had to type in your credentials to login. Once you’ve logged in, you may have also received an email from Google saying that someone has logged into your account using an unknown device and that your security could be at risk.
This notification is a standard safety measure from Google to let users know that their account security could be compromised. However, this measure is not exclusive to logging into your account on now.gg. Google sends you that email notification whenever you login to your account from a new device, e.g., when you purchase a new phone, or login to access your games or apps from a new device.
When you play a game on your mobile phone or PC, the game is always launched on that same device. However, when you play on now.gg, the game is launched on the first server that is free and available for use. When you stop playing, now.gg reclaims, refreshes, and reuses that server for another gamer. For this reason, every time you login to your Google account from now.gg, you are using a different now.gg server and are essentially logging in from a new device.
It should comfort you to know that whenever you log into your Google account on now.gg and receive this type of security notification, it doesn’t mean that your account is at risk; it’s just indicating that you have, in fact, logged in successfully from now.gg.
Q3: When I log into my Google account on now.gg, I get a security notification on my phone claiming that I’m trying to login from a location that’s different from where I currently am.
Another safety concern when playing on now.gg is that some users, after logging in, receive a notification or email from Google stating that someone has accessed their accounts using an unknown device, and from an unexpected location such as other cities, states, or even a different country. While this could be a cause for concern in the normal course, this is expected due to how now.gg functions.
As we mentioned above, whenever you’re playing on now.gg, the game is rendered on a server on the Cloud and you’re actually streaming the game to your device via the Internet. The now.gg servers are distributed on the Cloud, physically located in several different regions around the world. For this reason, whenever you login to your Google account from now.gg, Google recognizes and notifies you that the server on which you’re currently playing is located in a country unexpectedly different from your home country.
Q4: Can now.gg steal or save my game login credentials or personal financial info?
now.gg enables gamers to run Android games on the Cloud. now.gg has no access to the gamer’s login credentials or any other personal financial data provided by the gamer while playing that game. While the game is indeed running on the now.gg Cloud, the login prompt is coming from within the Android game. The game is collecting that data and processing it within its own security envelope, it is neither visible nor accessible to now.gg.
An incidental benefit of gaming on now.gg is that because the apps run on our remote servers, you do not require to grant any special access permissions on your devices.
Q5: Will I get banned if I play any game on now.gg?
The now.gg server is essentially a powerful Android computer that is running remotely on our Cloud. Playing on now.gg servers is the same as playing on an Android phone that can be accessed remotely from any other device. Hence you should not get banned.
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