Shadow has never been more dynamic. Literally

  • 12 November 2020
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Shadow has never been more dynamic. Literally
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The freshly developed Dynamic Bitrate will improve your Shadow experience by over 9000



This new feature goes by the name of “Dynamic Bitrate” and will make sure that your Shadow will lose fewer packets in all of your sessions. It does this by monitoring your connection with Shadow and whenever needed, it adjusts the acquired bandwidth on the fly.


This means that next time your smart fridge suddenly starts another 13 GB update, or your significant other binge-watches another 4K cat telenovela, your Shadow will automatically adjust to the changed bandwidth environment and continue to work smoothly. 


💡 If you are suffering from the above-mentioned issues, lowering your bandwidth allocation for Shadow can help a lot. The higher the selected Mbit/s, the more packets are sent per time interval, and in this case, the more packets are also lost per time interval.


The Dynamic Bitrate sits alongside most of the other options behind the cog-symbol in your launcher. Here you can comfortably switch it on and off as much, and often as you like. If you feel very daring, you can even change this setting using the Quick Menu. 



Just open the Quick Menu (alt + windows/command/super + O) and head towards the “Streaming” section. 


One more thing before you leave:

💡 Please don’t confuse Dynamic Bitrate with “automatic bandwidth”, which is the bandwidth recommendation based on the result of your Shadow in-launcher speed test. The automated bandwidth does not automatically change your bandwidth while using your Shadow, and only does so each time you do a speed test within your launcher.


For more information, check out our Blog Post: here!

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Sounds like a good improvement to me … and I can tell that I have those artifacts shown in the small video above when using other cloud based services, namely Geforce Now.

Would that new option of the dynamic bandwidh then be enabled by default for new installations? … suppose that might help some users as well who are normally not fiddling that much with available options.


When will this be available on the iOS app?