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Shadow Alternatives for Mac

There are many alternatives to Shadow for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac alternative is Loudplay. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Parsec or GeForce NOW. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to Shadow and eight of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Shadow are Amazon Luna, Paperspace, Vortex Cloud Gaming and PlayKey.

Shadow alternatives are mainly Remote Desktop Tools but may also be Cloud Computing Services or Virtualization Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Shadow.
This page was last updated Jun 8, 2022
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  • Android
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  • iPad
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Thanks to the Shadow apps, any under-powered PC, old Mac or smartphone becomes a high-end Windows 10 machine. Start a game...

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  1. Your powerful computer in the cloud. Play your favorite games on your old computer without lags and freezes.

  2. Parsec

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • Android Tablet

    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.

    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.

    Top positive comment  about 3 years ago
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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  about 2 years ago
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    It streams your desktop to another computer or device allowing for remote access. Shadow has gaming computers set up elsewhere that you pay to access remotely. They are similar, but basically have opposite functionality.

    Negative comment about 1 month ago
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    not a actual pc alternative, more like PCAnywhere

    Negative comment 7 months ago
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    Parsec changed business.. They dont offer anymore the streaming cloud like Shadow.

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    This is now a screen-sharing app, Parsec no longers sells servers.

    Negative comment almost 2 years ago
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    Parsec is for arcade based games and sharing screens for shared play

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  3. GeForce NOW

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • Android Tablet

    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.

    GeForce NOW vs Shadow opinions
    Most users think GeForce NOW is a great alternative to Shadow.

    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 8 months ago
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    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.

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  4. Amazon Luna

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • 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.

  5. Paperspace

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Chrome OS

    Paperspace wraps powerful technology in a simple interface that anyone can understand. Get a new computer in less than 5 minutes, zero configuration required

    Paperspace vs Shadow opinions
    Some users think Paperspace is a great alternative to Shadow, some don't.
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    Negative comment 7 months ago
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  6. Vortex Cloud Gaming

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • Android Tablet

    Play PC games from the Vortex library on almost any kind of internet-connected device.

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    same idea different execution

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  7. PlayKey

    • Mac
    • Windows

    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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  8. Snoost Cloud Gaming

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Chrome OS

    Cloud gaming service which enables users to play games on high graphics, even on low-end PCs, as the video games will be streamed from a remote cloud gaming server to the user's local device over the internet.

    Discontinued

    Alpha ended 5 months ago, not usable anymore

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