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Parsec Features

  1.  Desktop Sharing
  2.  Lightweight
  3.  Multiplayer
  4.  Portable
  5.  Two-factor Authentication
  6.  Screen Sharing
  7.  Ad-free
  8.  Support for Multiple Monitors
  9.  Unattended Access
  10.  End-to-End Encryption
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Our users have written 18 comments and reviews about Parsec, and it has gotten 92 likes

Parsec was added to AlternativeTo by 914ian914 on Jul 13, 2017 and this page was last updated Dec 29, 2023.

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Top positive commentFeb 24, 2018

Best game streaming solution out there. Lowest latency, highest frame rates, and up to 4K!

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Top positive commentJun 24, 2020

The performances are good. Easy to use out of the box. Insufficient sound options such as sound source selection. Still some bugs with the sound. Compatible with gamepad.

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Top negative commentJul 24, 2020

Can only host using a windows computer.

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This is no longer true. MacOS hosting is available and works great!

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CommentAug 28, 2023

Great Platform to play games together with remote friends. Requires sign-up. Game hosting is NOT supported on Linux, albeit you can still join other people's games.

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Positive commentJun 25, 2023

Easily the fastest, best remote desktop sharing app I've used to date. Unfortunately there is currently no way to host from Linux, and the app requires IPv6 enabled, which can be a problem for use with some VPNs, but otherwise an outstanding utility.

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Negative commentMar 13, 2023

Every update for this app in the past 3 years has only devolved this app. first they remove parties to replace it with arcades which only support like 15 apps, 90% of which ALREADY had online functionality, and now when april 15th comes they're just going to revert back to the fucking stone age and force people to use pc sharing without even thinking of bringing back parties forcing you to use link sharing.

I recommend at this point using remote play whatever, which is a steam mod that allows any app ran with the steam overlay to remote play, its still just about the same thing as pc sharing since you still either have to share with your friends list or link share but Im recommending it because of parsec's "fuck you, we dont care if its objectively worse in everyway, we're doing it anyways" approach to updates.

This is coming from somebody whose used this program for probably around 6 years at this point by the way.

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Positive commentNov 22, 2022

I have found Parsec to be an incredible solution for streaming work and gaming with very low latency and great quality. I also use it to help friends troubleshoot issues with their computers remotely in addition to playing local multiplayer games with them online.

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Parsec platform details


macOS 10.15+. macOS hosting does not have the same feature set as Windows, read the 'Feature Matrix' technical reference in Parsec's support page for more details.


Windows 10+. Hosting and joining other computers both supported.


Ubuntu 18.04 (other distros may work). Can only join other computers as a guest.


Android 9+. Can only join other computers as a guest.

Android Tablet

Android 9+. Can only join other computers as a guest.

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