Is there ANY hope for game streaming? We tried them all.

Check out Displate's metal posters at
Sign up for Private Internet Access VPN at
There are so many game streaming services popping up, with so many idiosyncrasies, that it’s hard to keep it all straight. In this video, James takes Linus through a tour testing GeForce Now, Google Stadia, Microsoft Project Xcloud, and Sony PlayStation Now to see which one makes the most sense...except we didn't try Shadow.
Buy Nvidia Shield:
On Amazon (PAID LINK):
On Walmart (PAID LINK):
Buy Playstation Now Subscription
On Amazon (PAID LINK):
On Walmart (PAID LINK):
Purchases made through some store links may provide some compensation to Linus Media Group.
Discuss on the forum:
Our Affiliates, Referral Programs, and Sponsors:
Get Private Internet Access VPN at
Get a Displate Metal Print at
Get a 30-day free trial of Amazon Prime at
Linus Tech Tips merchandise at
Our Test Benches on Amazon:
Our production gear:
Get your ticket to LTX 2020:
Twitter - linustech
Facebook - LinusTech
Instagram - linustech
Twitch -
Intro Screen Music Credit:
Title: Laszlo - Supernova
Video Link:
iTunes Download Link:
Artist Link:
Outro Screen Music Credit: Approaching Nirvana - Sugar High

Татаж авах

Үзсэн тоо


  • SHadow PC is much better than any of these. Just saying..

    Chris SolisChris Solis5 цагийн өмнө
  • SHADOW VM. #endrant

    TapNaporSnapTapNaporSnap5 цагийн өмнө
  • James: "A Shield is the only way you can use GeForce NOW on a TV" Riley: "Hold my Nintendo Switch"

    Curtis LarsenCurtis Larsen5 цагийн өмнө
  • bluetooth controllers. Normally bluetooth interference isn't such a big deal, but in this case it will render games unplayable.

    bilias hourbilias hour7 цагийн өмнө
  • Almost. You were ALMOST living the dream of playing Halo on an Apple device with a PlayStation controller!

    Overseer76Overseer767 цагийн өмнө
  • I wonder what the RGB range on the stadia is. Could possibly lead to no details in the blacks

    literal docliteral doc8 цагийн өмнө
  • I really hope n pray Game streaming will never happen.

    GamE FrEakGamE FrEak8 цагийн өмнө
    • min 10, noobs they dont know how to pick up the sword in samurai shodown (they are too young, they never played the neo geo original game) nooooobbbsssss

      bilias hourbilias hour7 цагийн өмнө
  • So Linus replace Luke with James after he got fat?

    Bonnie SlovaskiBonnie Slovaski8 цагийн өмнө
  • When I was in HS (mid 90’s), most people had one system if at all and just a few PC games here or there. So you would mostly end up watching your friends play video games or taking turns chatting on AOL, Instant Messenger, random early website boards. And it was the worst. Absolutely boring AF. Nothing about the advancement of technology and reduced costs / increased access of it all would have led me to believe we’d not only end up back there, but that it would also turn into the trend. But here we are, a quarter of a century later, with Twitch, Twitter, etc... I will never understand.

    NyBSfP —NyBSfP —8 цагийн өмнө
  • Okay google... Pick up my sword...😂😂

    Sangram MukherjeeSangram Mukherjee8 цагийн өмнө
  • One thing the Phil Spencer just talked about was making use of xCloud to trial games on GamePass, so you can see if you would enjoy the game before committing to downloading it, which I think is a great idea

    Jon AxfordJon Axford9 цагийн өмнө
  • I play GeForce Now on my Moto Z3 w/Moto controller mod via 4G all the time. You don't need a controller on GeForce now tho, because it has an on-screen controller option. I also play Xbox Game streaming pretty regularly with the same setup, the input lag and video quality is usually better, as long as you have a really good signal. If you have poor signal tho, GeForce Now is a better option because it lowers the streaming quality to reduce tearing and decrease input lag

    Z. MurrayZ. Murray10 цагийн өмнө
  • I would love to see you trying Stadia on Chrome, using a keyboard and mouse.

    Leonardo Ribeiro de AlmeidaLeonardo Ribeiro de Almeida14 цагийн өмнө
  • Definately give Shadow Tech a go, I've recently got my upgrade for 30 quid a month im getting 1TB SSD, RTX 2080 , 16GB ram and a 6 core CPU. I was needing to upgrade my PC but this is a better, cheaper alternative. and i can take it everywhere (even my crap work laptop!)

    Russell GillanRussell Gillan15 цагийн өмнө
  • It’s funny how Linus’s expectation goes down the more streaming services he tries. Geforce NOW: “ *1080p with 60 fps, or 720p with 120fps* ” Linus: “Nah no 720p” “Why can’t we use 4K” “They aren’t giving us that much graphics resources” “What is this anti-aliasing” “You see this latency though?” Playstation NOW: “ *720p, 60fps and pc only* ” Linus: “ *You know, it actually doesn’t look that bad* “

    向天翊向天翊16 цагийн өмнө
  • I use steamlink to game when I am away from my rig. Playing smaller titles or the like on my mobile (like when I commute). I get the appeal for these services, but for me I'd say as an extension to how I game.

    MooseMoose18 цагийн өмнө
  • ...did he really just call haohmaru RYU? ....:\

    mybrainmeltedmybrainmelted18 цагийн өмнө
  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="870">14:30</a> Or just plug your computer into your tv...

    Gergő FábiánGergő Fábián18 цагийн өмнө
  • You should not cut them some slack because everyone doesn't have good wifi streaming is manly good for people in good areas and or have paid extra for better connection and you also need to pay extra for games

    Time GamingTime Gaming20 цагийн өмнө
  • the only reason i dont want these services to take over the market is because i like having hardware and building my pc's lol

    Cancer StickCancer Stick21 цагийн өмнө
  • What about Shadow PC??

    Harry MeyerHarry Meyer21 цагийн өмнө
  • min 10, noobs they dont know how to pick up the sword in samurai shodown (they are too young, they never played the neo geo original game) nooooobbbsssss

    Emanuele BignoneEmanuele Bignone23 цагийн өмнө
  • Why do people get used to paying more and getting less?

    Adam SeleneAdam SeleneӨдрийн өмнө
  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="612">10:12</a> ...did he say Riyuu? Like how they mentioned it in the Street FIghter movie?

    Ken STACKSKen STACKSӨдрийн өмнө
  • this video comes a bit late. GFN is already sold out. There is only a free tier left.... Did you guys start gaming mode on your TV? Because it doesnt look so.

    Patrick Seitz BlackyRayPatrick Seitz BlackyRayӨдрийн өмнө
  • How about you test it on "normal people" internet 😐

    Good one!Good one!Өдрийн өмнө
  • I don't think its a fair real world test based on LMG internet bandwidth. They should do the test again at their home on a normal domestic connection to really see if it's still functional. And also to see if bandwidth creates more graphics distortion or even lag and drop-outs.

    jazzmickge1jazzmickge1Өдрийн өмнө
    • Its like gaming in 2010

      monika laosimonika laosiӨдрийн өмнө
  • Xx'xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx. x cloud and that's what I have to say about the subject

    Chris SantanaChris SantanaӨдрийн өмнө
    • it's so adorable. James is like a son explaining tech to his dad hahaha

      monika laosimonika laosiӨдрийн өмнө
  • wait playstation 1 controllers are Bluetooth hahahhahahahh ohhh linus u goof ball :P

    PatrykMCManiaPatrykMCManiaӨдрийн өмнө
  • The only way for #lienus to play games on a system he is capable of setting up is Stadia. Don't @ me.

    Johnathan DearnaleyJohnathan DearnaleyӨдрийн өмнө
  • #lie-nus

    Comedy XdComedy XdӨдрийн өмнө
  • Xcloud is best of all.

    MrAdam802MrAdam802Өдрийн өмнө
  • Try your luck with free #Bitcoin and receive rain from chat free bitcoin, litecoin, dogecoin faucet and rain,

    immortal greenimmortal greenӨдрийн өмнө
  • I don't think doing this from an office with a (probably prioritized) 1+ Gigabit connection is fair. That being said, if you ask me, for any "Netflix of gaming" to have any sort of chance at taking off, it needs to behave like Netflix does, where you don't have to buy any movies or games and just pay a monthly fee to stream them. Most of these services require you to buy the game on top of that monthly subscription fee; if you're gonna buy the game just save up for the hardware to run it on locally and you'll have a lot less problems.

    praetorxynpraetorxynӨдрийн өмнө
  • About Shadow? Nothing?

    Adrian Cristian TomaAdrian Cristian TomaӨдрийн өмнө
  • What about Shadow Tech PCs??

    Blizbo BabkinsBlizbo BabkinsӨдрийн өмнө
  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="196">3:16</a> hehe

    Evx EevvxxEvx EevvxxӨдрийн өмнө
  • Mobile gaming is becoming a real thing now actually.

    Paul MoorePaul MooreӨдрийн өмнө
  • Plug your phone to the tv, and play project X cloud using those wireless controller on TV(on your phone technically). Also you can use steam link using that setup. With all your game in steam library.

    ONESiXdesignONESiXdesignӨдрийн өмнө
  • What about shadow PC ?

    Aravind KrishnaAravind KrishnaӨдрийн өмнө
  • Rich people : CASH,CASH,CASH! Gamers : CACHE,CACHE,CACHE!

    JeLezen KalinJeLezen KalinӨдрийн өмнө
  • it's so adorable. James is like a son explaining tech to his dad hahaha

    Nicholas PlattsNicholas PlattsӨдрийн өмнө
  • Its like gaming in 2010

  • Bro there is no faster than shadow its 0.01 ms

    mobile legend the legend ARARADmobile legend the legend ARARADӨдрийн өмнө
  • That snapping while turning that feels like latency sounds like a deadzone problem in your controllers. But then again I am no expert so I apologize if I am completely wrong. I just customize my dead zones on my controllers for different games for quick snapping or smooth turns.

    Don Pedro HernadezDon Pedro HernadezӨдрийн өмнө
    • Looks like he had the same issue on all services and controllers, so I'd guess it's more the few mS of latency there. Doesn't take much to become noticeable.

      Thomas FoxThomas FoxӨдрийн өмнө
  • I can’t stand the latency on stream machines, even if it’s little

    Chuck GunterChuck GunterӨдрийн өмнө
  • It’s kind of weird seeing your pulse way ad Before this video

    Baldwin xuBaldwin xuӨдрийн өмнө
  • How can you guy not trying Shadow ?!!

    HolamHolamӨдрийн өмнө
  • How opinions have changed once you’re no longer sponsored

    Kari BrockhausenKari BrockhausenӨдрийн өмнө
  • I can use a Playstation 1 controller on the shield? Lol

    LoundsifyLoundsifyӨдрийн өмнө
  • For me it is directly related to "is there any hope for ISPs to improve?" and the answer is no.

    neejoy solaneejoy solaӨдрийн өмнө
    • Copying a top comment and repost? God you are a pathetic loser

      Bonnie SlovaskiBonnie Slovaski8 цагийн өмнө
  • I had GeForce now while it was in beta- it was much better in beta than launch.

    George PRIVGeorge PRIVӨдрийн өмнө
  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="113">1:53</a> "or a playstation 1" PS1? What?

    CurDCurDӨдрийн өмнө
  • Not 100% sure you actually stink........but nice add!

    FREE Jackpot BingoFREE Jackpot BingoӨдрийн өмнө
    • I know streaming will be the future, but i can't bring myself to like it. I can already envision all the subscription prices whilst never 'owning' a game anymore. As for playing on a

      neejoy solaneejoy solaӨдрийн өмнө
  • Linus: "I think 6 hours is a reasonable length of time to be gaming at once" those are rookie numbers

    Frank WoodsonFrank WoodsonӨдрийн өмнө
  • I've only have GeForceNow and Stadia, but neither are great. Most days it has lag, frame drops and audio clipping. After all the kids started staying home, I've giving up trying to get either one to work.

    Neil LundNeil LundӨдрийн өмнө
  • I think James is a sociopath and im fine with it :)

    Art VandelayArt VandelayӨдрийн өмнө
  • lol...60hz at 1080 - no thanks, i will have my rig local

    Hannes NelHannes NelӨдрийн өмнө
  • i got respect for this guy

    bo jacksonbo jacksonӨдрийн өмнө
  • not trying pvp?

    arie gelfandarie gelfand2 өдрийн өмнө
  • Worth pointing out that if you don't continue to pay the $11 a month for Stadia you loose access to the free games on their service (Like Destiny) or any "Pro" game you have previously chosen. You do however keep all the games you have purchased.

    Jesse KersonJesse Kerson2 өдрийн өмнө
  • U know how to build a PC like a god but play games like a 60 year old. How

    UnitedStates -IfunnyUnitedStates -Ifunny2 өдрийн өмнө
  • Why didn't they try Shadow?

    Simon LamSimon Lam2 өдрийн өмнө
  • I like that sponsor sag-way in the beginning lol

    Jerah JoeJerah Joe2 өдрийн өмнө
  • Shadow

    Guillaume AlloxrinfoGuillaume Alloxrinfo2 өдрийн өмнө
  • By a good gaming PC for a couple thousand *or* spend $50,000 to get a fiber optic cable trench dug and connected to my house...

    AZRubsAZRubs2 өдрийн өмнө
  • People trash Stadia, but it's honestly not that bad for NBA 2k. So like they said, depends on the games you play.

    d0rkmagnetd0rkmagnet2 өдрийн өмнө
  • I just remembered after watching this that AMD Link and Nvidia Gamestream still exist. How do those compare in terms of latency to all these new games streaming services? Not a lot of current MNproject coverage on either of these features

    Noah DeMelloNoah DeMello2 өдрийн өмнө
  • I think PS Now is super underrated

    Spreehox _Spreehox _2 өдрийн өмнө
  • I know streaming will be the future, but i can't bring myself to like it. I can already envision all the subscription prices whilst never 'owning' a game anymore. As for playing on a phone, no thx.

    Koopa LibraryKoopa Library2 өдрийн өмнө
  • Playstation Now has a lot of games but the latency input was huge for me where xCloud, Geforce Now, and Stadia are all incredibly responsive. I'm on the east coast and should be close to servers but it was awful for me. It's a huge shame too since I am a primarily PC player and wanted to play God of War on the service but could not handle how poorly it performed.

    Paul MatulaPaul Matula2 өдрийн өмнө
  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="220">3:40</a> watch Linus face change when he finds out that it can only do 60fps as at 1080p not 144fps - it's a comedy classic!😄

    J RJ R2 өдрийн өмнө
  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="75">1:15</a> misinformation. Simply plug in any Android to USB c - HDMI using Xbox one controller.

    Stephen MillerStephen Miller2 өдрийн өмнө
  • Clear bias... GeForce now: Not enough games, it’s the developers fault. Stadia: Not enough games, Stadia sucks.

    David DoperoyDavid Doperoy2 өдрийн өмнө
  • Linus Tech Tips, what about Shadow?

    Vlad SoroceanuVlad Soroceanu2 өдрийн өмнө
  • Bad test vid. Unless you are running on the regular internet the vid is not accurate. How many people in BC have the level of internet Linus does? The answer is nobody or almost nobody

    SPPVSPPV2 өдрийн өмнө
  • Yet another "hey, this game streaming works pretty good" (on internet speeds that NO ONE has) video. WTF?

    Dan LokemoenDan Lokemoen2 өдрийн өмнө
  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="112">1:52</a> you said playstation one

    DemonDemon2 өдрийн өмнө
  • What about the net speed? What should be the net speed?

    Wojtek SeventeenWojtek Seventeen2 өдрийн өмнө
  • Bro, what about AMD link? No Nvidia bias huh?

    Stuart DStuart D2 өдрийн өмнө