Shadow requires the right conditions to offer the best experience possible and show its true capability. This guide provides some useful advice to tackle any latency (lag) while using Shadow for gaming.
Don’t forget to check the Beginner's guide for further tips on how to configure your devices to use Shadow properly.
- Use an Ethernet cable rather than Wi-Fi
A Wi-Fi connection can be unstable, unlike an Ethernet cable connection.
- Check the condition of your cables
Plug the cables in a different device to check if they work.
- Disconnect other devices from the local internet
Using multiple devices on the same internet connection can cause a slow experience.
- Lower the Bandwidth usage
In settings, change the bandwidth to match the internet's capacity.
- Disconnect mic, webcam or external storage
These devices require a stable to strong internet connection and create latency if the connection is not sufficient.
- Set the right resolution and refresh rate
This optimizes the use of Shadow and your internet connection. Check our Beginner's guide for help.
- Enable / Disable the “Gaming Mode” on Mac, Android TV, and normal TV
Check our Beginner's guide for help.
- Install games on the included Shadow storage instead of external storage
External storage consumes more internet connection, so install games on Shadow directly.
- Disable the V-Sync option in games
The V-Sync option consumes more GPU and does not add anything to the Shadow experience.
- Update Windows 10 and the Nvidia drivers
Always update to benefit from the latest fixes and optimized performance.
- Avoid the following in Shadow
Find the list of Not recommended for Shadow here. This list contains examples that can seriously disrupt the functionality of Shadow and even block your account.
- Disable the local GPU
Some old graphics cards may not be compatible with the Shadow application.