Shadow is capable of performing just like a high-end gaming PC, but its performance depends on your device and internet connection. In this article, we’ll clarify several requirements to use Shadow, including:
- if Shadow is available in your region;
- what internet connection you’ll need;
- and what system requirements are recommended.
Shadow’s current service area covers France, the United Kingdom, Germany, and select areas in the United States. To see if Shadow is supported in your state, see the United States map on the Shadow website. Shadow is launching nationwide to the United States late 2018.
If you’re outside of our service areas, you may not receive the best experience, and we recommend waiting until Shadow is available in your area. We'll announce new service areas as we continue to grow on social media.
Your internet connection has several factors that may determine how well Shadow will run for you. If Shadow is available in your region, your connection should meet the following:
- Download speeds of 15Mb/s (ping less than 50ms)
- 5GHz WiFi frequency
- Fiber or cable internet service recommended
- Ethernet connection recommended
The further you are from our available regions, the faster your download speeds should be. If you're not sure what your download speeds are, your Internet Service Provider may have a tool you can use to test your connection.
You can access Shadow using your own personal devices, such as a computer, phone, or tablet. Shadow is supported on Windows, macOS, and Android operating systems, with betas available for iOS and Linux. To see requirements for your operating system, refer to the table below.
Note: Shadow does not support devices or hardware manufactured before mid-2011. Computers, including PCs and Macs, must have a GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) installed.