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Stadia Alternatives

Stadia is described as 'is Google's new cloud-based gaming platform that allows you to play your favourite hit video games across screens instantly' and is an app in the gaming software category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Stadia for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Android, Mac, Android Tablet and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is Parsec, which is free. Other great apps like Stadia are GeForce NOW, Shadow, Playstation Now and Xbox Cloud Gaming.

Stadia alternatives are mainly Cloud Computing Services but may also be Remote Desktop Tools or Virtualization Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Stadia.
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  1. Parsec icon

    Parsec

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    21 alternatives to Parsec 

    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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    1.  MultiplayerParsec offers a game mode for more than one player.
    2.  LightweightParsec consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    3.  Support for Multiple MonitorsParsec supports the use of multiple displays.
    4.  Unattended AccessParsec can access a computer even when no one’s being physically present at the remote end.
    5.  Ad-freeParsec doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    6.  Desktop SharingParsec enables you to share your screen with other people in the same office or working remotely.
    7.  End-to-End EncryptionParsec has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    8.  PortableParsec can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    9.  Two-factor AuthenticationParsec supports two-factor authentication (2FA).
    Computers tab - Your and friends' computers
    Parsec while connected to a game
    Arcade tab - List of public games
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    It is virtualisation service not cloud gaming

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    GeForce NOW

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    9 alternatives to GeForce NOW 

    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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    1.  Ad-freeGeForce NOW doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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    Most users think GeForce NOW is a great alternative to Stadia.
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    My favorite cloud based solution, but the catch is that you need to have the games purchased already. I suppose this is no different to Stadia. It is more a PC gamer's solution and does not have a subscription plan that provides games that aren't beyond the price of free. However, if you team it up with EpicGames' freebies, you'll often run into extra games. So, own the games, have free games in your library, and play. Free, Premium, and 3080 tiers.

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    wyll001

    does not work for AMD user

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    Guest

    Its is free and can play games you already own

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    Have more games, works better.

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  3. Shadow icon

    Shadow

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Apple TV
    10 alternatives to Shadow 

    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.

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    Shadow is a virtual PC, not a game streaming service.

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    Playstation Now

    • Online
    • Playstation
    4 alternatives to Playstation Now 

    Streaming Game Service on Consoles.

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    This is an alternative, but not a good one. You can't leave your computer or console and the games, while in the 800s or so, do not do the price justice. Use at your wallets peril.

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    Xbox Cloud Gaming

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    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • Xbox
    9 alternatives to Xbox Cloud Gaming 

    Xbox Cloud Gaming is our technology that allows you to play over 100 console games on the devices you already have with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and a compatible controller. As part of your Xbox Game Pass Ultimate membership, you can enjoy the console games you love, the people...

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    1.  Controller SupportXbox Cloud Gaming supports the use of a controller (XBOX, PlayStation, etc.).
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    allows to play Xbox exclusive games even if you don't own a physical Xbox

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    I like this as an alternative because it's got a great selection of games playable on the cloud, both 1st and 3rd party, accessible on just about as many devices as Stadia. The only catch is that it's all controller for the moment, as the news is that they are working on mouse and keyboard support.

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    Rainway Gaming

    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    14 alternatives to Rainway Gaming 

    Rainway is a video game streaming service. Over internet connection, Rainway users can run games on their PC and play them on other devices.

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    its not an alternative, its more of a virtualization service

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    Paperspace

    • Mac
    • Windows
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    • Online
    • Chrome OS
    22 alternatives to Paperspace 

    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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    Virtual PC, not a game streaming service.

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    Amazon Luna

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    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • Google Chrome
    • Safari
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Fire TV
    10 alternatives to Amazon Luna 

    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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    Basically the same thing with less "oomph" so to speak.

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    Loudplay

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    8 alternatives to Loudplay 

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

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    Loudplay Game Launcher App
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    Nware

    • Windows
    • Android
    4 alternatives to Nware 

    Nware is the new cloud gaming platform that lets you play your video games in the cloud, without the need for expensive high-end devices, such as gaming PCs or consoles! Play any game, anytime, anywhere!

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