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The Shadow iOS & Apple TV apps are back!

The Shadow iOS & Apple TV apps are back!
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Heavy breathing

After hard work developing, adapting and fine-tuning the Shadow iOS app, it’s finally time...That's right, the Shadow iOS & Apple TV apps are officially back in the App Store! (iOS app also available for iPadOS)


For the eager bunch of you waiting to get your hands on it, wait no more. Behold the links to download the freshly baked apps. 

Please note: You can also simply search for ‘Shadow’ in the App Store. And if you already have the app downloaded, simply update it.

 


So, what's new?


Since the app was last back in action in February, you’ll see that some things have been improved and others let go.
 

Here’s the full changelog of updates:

- 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

Missing Features / Known Issues
- Quick Launch
- Right Click on iPad (with a bluetooth mouse)
- Microphone


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Will we ever get the reason for why it was removed though :thinking:

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Will we ever get the reason for why it was removed though :thinking:

At this time, we are unsure as to why it was removed, so we prefer not to speculate. 

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Will we ever get the reason for why it was removed though :thinking:

At this time, we are unsure as to why it was removed, so we prefer not to speculate. 

Ahh okay

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Will we ever get the reason for why it was removed though :thinking:

At this time, we are unsure as to why it was removed, so we prefer not to speculate. 

let’s just say apple is weird

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Glad to hear they are back.

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I’d like to just be able to play point and click adventure games (Sierra / Lucasarts) with the touchscreen taking over for the mouse.  This is impossible on the Shadow mobile app.  This seems like it should just work with no problems. Can you make this happen?

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I waited for this a long time ago, to use my Apple TV as a console with PC games, and it worked for a while, but for me, the tvOS and iOS apps just showing “Starting Shadow”, and after a timeout, it throws back to the main screen. :/

In the meantime, I still can use the desktop apps.

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Best news of the year. Can’t thank you guys enough, lifechanger!

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Best news of the year. Can’t thank you guys enough, lifechanger!

Is the iOS app better than the program I’m already running on my MacBook?

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Best news of the year. Can’t thank you guys enough, lifechanger!

Is the iOS app better than the program I’m already running on my MacBook?

I exclusively use Shadow on my iPad Pro 11”, I love the app but I don’t think the MacBook app is worse. For me the iOS app return is a big deal as my only two devices are an iPhone and iPad.

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Will we ever get the reason for why it was removed though :thinking:

Good potential explanation by 

Will we ever get the reason for why it was removed though :thinking:

At this time, we are unsure as to why it was removed, so we prefer not to speculate. 

Good potential explanation by MarkWattsVGL at 8:15 

 

I waited for this a long time ago, to use my Apple TV as a console with PC games, and it worked for a while, but for me, the tvOS and iOS apps just showing “Starting Shadow”, and after a timeout, it throws back to the main screen. :/

In the meantime, I still can use the desktop apps.

I’m in the same boat, and I don’t know what’s causing it. And to make matters worse, it seems no one is even willing to share any helpful feedback… I submitted a support ticket, but it seems even that will take a while. 

This will be awesome! 

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Is it just me or is the shadow ISO app unplayable in the evenings at weekends!? I have a 50mb download speed and it runs like playing on dial up

I waited for this a long time ago, to use my Apple TV as a console with PC games, and it worked for a while, but for me, the tvOS and iOS apps just showing “Starting Shadow”, and after a timeout, it throws back to the main screen. :/

In the meantime, I still can use the desktop apps.

Try going to settings logging out of shadow on apple TV or ios app and than log back in and it should work, this typically fixes the issue for me. Also restarting shadow from settings sometimes works. 

Is there a way under iPhone / ipad to move the display to a TV , like is it done under youtube?

New to Shadow and its iOS app, but it’s running great on my iPad now. Curious of the controller support over there - currently I have these controllers; will any of them work for Shadow on iPad, wired or wirelessly?

NVIDIA SHIELD TV controller

Switch Pro Controller

Google Stadia Controller

PS5 Dualsense Controller (wireless probably reserved for PS5)

 

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