Shadow Alternatives

    Shadow is described as 'Thanks to the Shadow apps, any under-powered PC, old Mac or smartphone becomes a high-end Windows 10 machine. Start a game in front of the television and finish it on the go. Work with 3D rendering software on a tablet. Give the best you have to give. Anytime' and is a Cloud Computing Service in the Network & Admin category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Shadow for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Android, Android Tablet and Linux. Most alternatives are Cloud Computing Services and Remote Desktop Apps. The best alternative is Loudplay. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Parsec or GeForce NOW. Other great apps like Shadow are Stadia (Freemium), Paperspace (Paid), Vortex Cloud Gaming (Paid) and Amazon Luna (Paid).

    This page was last updated Oct 27, 2021

    1. Your powerful computer in the cloud. Play your favorite games on your old computer without lags and freezes. Cloud Gaming. Play and enjoy latest PC games on any device.
    2. Parsec lets you join and control a computer remotely in low latency, 60 FPS and HD, as if you were in front of that computer.
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      Parsec vs Shadow opinions
      Some users think Parsec is a great alternative to Shadow, some don't.
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      Parsec started out as a VPN gaming service for peer-to-peer game sharing, but they now have a cloud gaming marketplace that partners with Paperspace and Amazon platforms to use their computers via the Parsec software.
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      Parsec is more screen sharing than anything else, while shadow is more like having your own VM in the cloud
      Top negative comment  over 1 year ago

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      Parsec changed business.. They dont offer anymore the streaming cloud like Shadow.
      Negative comment 9 months ago

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      This is now a screen-sharing app, Parsec no longers sells servers.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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      Parsec is for arcade based games and sharing screens for shared play
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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      Parsek is no gaming platform like Shadow, Stadia, etc.
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago

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      This is a service to play LAN games online with friends. Not to stream an entire game.
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

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    3. GeForce NOW gives gamers the freedom to enjoy high-performance PC gaming just about anywhere. It connects a wide range of Windows and macOS computers to supercomputers in the cloud, streaming 1080p graphics at up to 120 frames per second.
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      GeForce NOW vs Shadow opinions
      Most users think GeForce NOW is a great alternative to Shadow.
      Although both services allow for cloud gaming, Geforce Now is not a complete alternative because it only has a selection of games, whereas Shadow lets you install any PC game. Shadow gives you an entire PC.
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago

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      Not a computer. Also interface is poorly designed, connection with gaming applications like steam or gog is painful and compatibility with games is very limited
      Negative comment about 1 month ago

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      • Android
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      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
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      Stadia is Google's new cloud-based gaming platform that allows you to play your favourite hit video games across screens instantly.
      Stadia vs Shadow opinions
      Some users think Stadia is a great alternative to Shadow, some don't.
      Does not provide a full desktop, you will need to buy games
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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    4. Paperspace wraps powerful technology in a simple interface that anyone can understand. Get a new computer in less than 5 minutes, zero configuration required
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      Some users think Paperspace is a great alternative to Shadow, some don't.


    5. Play PC games from the Vortex library on almost any kind of internet-connected device. How does Vortex work? All games are installed on our powerful Nvidia GeForce GTX servers, so there’s no downloading or updating.
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      Vortex Cloud Gaming vs Shadow opinions
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      same idea different execution
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

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      • Google Chrome
      • Safari
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      • Fire TV
      Amazon Luna is a cloud gaming platform developed and operated by Amazon. Cloud gaming enables you to play games without the need to purchase a console or gaming PC. Games live in the cloud, no lengthy downloads, installs, or updates required.
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      If you’re looking for a cloud computer for yourself, frame personal FRAME PERSONAL is hard to beat. Starting at under $10 a month, you’ll get your own personal cloud computer to install and run all your Windows apps, directly from your browser.
    6. Playkey cloud gaming technology allows you to play games instantly without downloads and installations. Players may rent computing power from the cloud, then stream games to their low-end computer.
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    7. Control your Windows desktop, show presentations and access files from your personal computer with your Android mobile device or from another PC computer. All in lag-less performance and up to 4K quality.
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      Monflo vs Shadow opinions
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      This is screen sharing rather then cloud computing.
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

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