Shadow news confinement special #9 Recap (May 14 2020)


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Today’s Shadow news is brought to you by Luc the wise (Community Lead), Malte the fabulous (German CM), and That Ryan guy aka “Text to speech guy” (US CM).

It will give you the latest update about:

  • Activations (US and EU)
  • Extra storage
  • The US university program
  • The US VR exploration program
  • The shadow creator program
  • followed by a Q&A session!

Don’t forget to check out the FAQ section on discord (updated every Thursday) and also Shadow’s blog article here (for Europe) and here for the US!

 

 

I) Activations

1) Europe

Amsterdam and Paris data centers are now up to date with activations, meaning that they are now activating according to plans! Although there are still some cases that need to be addressed and should be solved any time soon.

As for Gravelines data center (Ultra and Infinite in Europe), users outside of France will get the correct IP next Tuesday during a small maintenance (their Shadow might get disconnected while it is being sorted out)!

 

2) USA

Activations are made monday through thursday. Here is the ETA regarding activations in all 4 data centers.

California (SV2): Active Delays. (around 4-6 weeks) times vary and may be lower or higher

New York (NY1): Active Delays. (around 5-7 weeks) times vary and may be lower or higher

Chicago (CH1): Active Delays. (around 5-7 weeks) times vary and may be lower or higher

Texas (TX1): Active Delays. (around 5-7 weeks) times vary and may be lower or higher

US discord, #activation-status channel

 

 

II) The iOS and AppleTV apps are back!

 

Disclaimer: This particular content was directly sourced from the #Annoucements channel on the US Shadow discord and was written by Ryan, the US CM on May 11th for the iOS app and May 12th for the AppleTV app.

 

1) The iOS app
 

After hard work developing, adapting and fine-tuning the Shadow iOS app, it’s finally time.

The iOS App is back and not only that, the Shadow app will also be available on iPad too!

Since the app was last back in action in February, you’ll see that some things have been improved and others let go. Here is a light changelog to give you an overview of how the app looks now.

Changes:

  • Improved Display Management
  • Automatically adapt the resolution of your Shadow computer to your screen
  • Added an alert when you use Shadow on a mobile network
  • Added ‘Restart Shadow’ feature in the settings
  • Added ‘Restart Streaming’ feature in the overlay
  • Removed iPhone X home indicator when a game controller is active
  • Removed ‘Quick Launch’ feature

Where can I get the app?

  • here: https://shdw.me/iOSApp
  • Or by simply searching for Shadow in the AppStore
  • For those who already have the app downloaded, simply update it in the App Store

Missing Features / Known Issues:

  • Quick Launch
  • Right Click on iPad (with a Bluetooth mouse)
  • Microphone

What’s next?

  • Download the App!! (https://shdw.me/iOSApp)
  • We will continue to enhance the mobile Shadow experience in the future
  • New features and improvements will be communicated as soon as they are available. So stick around!

 

2) The AppleTV app
 

After being approved and released yesterday, the Shadow iOS app brought a friend to the party: the Apple TV app

So, all of you fine folks can now enjoy Shadow with a controller on your fancy Apple TV

Smash the link to download the app now: https://shdw.me/AppleTV

Want more deets? Here’s what you need to know.

Changes:

  • Automatically adapt the resolution of your Shadow computer to your screen
  • Removed ‘Quick Launch’ feature

What’s next?

  • Download the app!! (https://shdw.me/AppleTV)
  • We will continue to enhance the TV Shadow experience in the future.
  • New features and improvements will be communicated as soon as they are available.

 

 

III) Shadow Ghosts and VR
 

1) Shadow Ghosts (Europe only)

They are out of the chinese factory and are on their way to Paris (for the users who pre-ordered them)! Although, be aware that :

  • They still have to go through custom (no information about how long it actually takes)
  • Due to the pandemic, deliveries have drastically slowed down.

Therefore, Shadow can’t give an exact ETA for the deliveries of the Shadow Ghosts as there are still uncertainties in this whole process.

 

2) VR

For those of you who want to follow the VR exploration program, please check out this newly written article: VR explorer log

 

 

                                             Q & A

 

Q: Any updates on active US users being migrated to the boost pricing?
A: If you did not have the special offer (which was available as of November 2019) you have to go to your account page and designate that you would like to migrate to the shadow based pricing

 

Q: Any news regarding extra storage in the Amsterdam data center?
A: So far, none, unfortunately. We should see things more clearly when the COVID-19 situation settles down.

 

Q: Any update on when Shadow will be available in Canada?
A: When it comes to expansion, In Canada or elsewhere, we don’t have any updates or plans to share.

 

Q: Any idea on how to reduce latency on my Shadow?
A: You should check out this article in our help center here!


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Thank you for this ^^

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Thank you for this ^^

You're welcome

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Thanks!

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I like this forum idea.  🤘

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Little Question :  “meaning that they are now activating according to plans” i preordered last October for a Shadow Ultra. In the plan, when i’m supposed to get it?  :)

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Little Question :  “meaning that they are now activating according to plans” i preordered last October for a Shadow Ultra. In the plan, when i’m supposed to get it?  :)

They meant regarding shadow boost activations.

If you're a European users, you should get your shadow ultra starting end of summer

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