05:23 pm
05 December 2019

Profile: Shadow

Profile: Shadow

Shadow is a remote PC rental service used for cloud gaming. Blade is the company behind the Shadow service. For a monthly fee, subscribers rent a Windows 10 PC from one of Shadow’s data centers. Shadow’s service does not include games. Subscribers bring their own games via Steam, Uplay, Epic Games Store, etc.

Subscribers remotely access their Shadow PC via apps or applications for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, and iOS. From the application, subscribers have complete control of their rental PC. Shadow also sells a set-top box called the Ghost for directly playing games on your TV or monitor.

Official Website

Plans

  • $9.95 for a 10-Day Trial
  • $24.95 a month (annual plan)
  • $34.95 a month (monthly plan)

Shadow’s PC Build

  • Graphics card : NVIDIA GTX equivalent 1080
  • Processor : XEON 8 dedicated threads
  • Memory : 12GB / DDR4
  • Storage : 256GB dedicated
  • Connection : 1 Gb/s

Availability

  • Shadow recommends that you live in one of the following locations:
    • France
    • Switzerland
    • Belgium
    • Luxembourg
    • Germany
    • United Kingdom
    • United States

Supported Devices

Internet Connection Speed

  • A minimum connection speed of 15 Mbps

PC Minimum Configuration:

  • Operating system : Windows 7, 8.1, 10
  • Processor:
    • INTEL (Sandy Bridge range (2011)): Core i7, Core i5, Core i3, Pentium, Celeron, Xeon
    • 1.60Ghz AMD  (AM2 + range (2008)): Athlon, Sempron, Phenom, Opteron
  • RAM : 2 GB of RAM
  • Shader version 2.0 compatible graphics card, directX 9.0c or higher (Nvidia , ATI / AMD)

PC Recommended Configuration:

  • Operating system : Windows 7, 8.1, 10
  • Processor:  
    • INTEL (Skylake range (2015)): Core i7, Core i5, Core i3, Pentium, Celeron, Xeon
    • 2.6Ghz AMD  (AM2 + range (2012)): Athlon II, FX, Phenom II, Opteron
  • RAM : 4 GB of RAM
  • Shader compatible graphics card version 3.0, directX 11 or higher (Nvidia , ATI / AMD)

Mac OS Requirements:

  • all MacBook and MacBook Air models released since the end of 2008
  • all MacBook Pro models since mid-2007
  • all Mac mini models since early 2009
  • all iMac models since mid-2007
  • all Mac Pro models since early 2008
  • and all Xserve models since early 2009.
  • see the minimum specifications here

Linux Requirements:

  • Ubuntu 18.04. Linux support is currently in alpha.

Android Requirements:

  • Android 5.0 or higher

iOS Requirements:


Shadow Ghost

Shadow’s Ghost accessory allows subscribers to play games on their rental PC without a computer or phone. Subscribers can access their PC directly with Ghost.

  • HDMI 2.0
    • 4K UHD 60Hz / 1080p 144Hz
  • Wi-F
    • i802.11a/b/g/n/ac Dual Band
  • Bluetooth
    • 4.1
  • Ethernet
    • Gigabit
  • 2 USB 3.0
    • + 2 USB 2.0
  • Audio in/out
    • Jack 3.5 mm
  • Dimensions
    • 182x123x50 mm | Weight : 190g

Shadow Hive

Hive is sort of an enhanced social tool for playing games together.