Note that if you have enabled Moonlight`s HDR option, when you launch Steam Big Picture, you will see a small notification saying “This game does not support HDR” and the stream will work in non-HDR mode. Moonlight worked much better for me than Steam Link. I play a rhythm game called DJ max on Steam and the latency is 100% better in moonlight than in Steam link. Although the mstsc.exe executable is typically used for Microsoft Remote Desktop, it is only an indicator of GeForce/Quadro Experience that you want to broadcast to your desktop. It doesn`t actually launch mstsc or use RDP for streaming.exe it doesn`t. HDR10 video streaming (beta) is supported on select Moonlight clients as long as certain hardware and software requirements are met. The Moonlight Internet Hosting Tool must remain installed on your host PC to continue streaming over the Internet. The main problem I have with Gamestream is that it stops working whenever an update is available. I need to access the host and open Geforce Experience to update it manually. Android: Android device running Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) or later. Newer, “flagship” devices with higher processor speeds are more likely to handle Moonlight well by using the device`s hardware video system to produce smooth streaming without stuttering or freezing video. If you have hardware that supports HDR streaming (seems to require the GeForce GTX 1000 series or later) and a game that supports it, you can stream in HDR. In other words, Steam Link is a valuable tool if you are primarily a Steam user and the games you want to play are supported.
The advantage of the Moonlight game tool is that both of these limitations have disappeared. You can stream any game from any source. As long as it`s installed on your host PC, you can play it on any of your clients. It is a 3rd rd party open source receiver for nVidia`s Shield TV/GeForce Experience game streaming protocol. You can stream almost any game or app by manually adding the .exe file to GFE (if it is not found by the app`s automatic scan). Open GeForce/Quadro Experience, click the Settings button, click SHIELD in the sidebar, then click the Add button on the right. Navigate to the application or file you want to add and click OK. You can rename the application using the Edit button. To sign out of your PC while streaming on iOS, swipe in from the left edge of the screen. To sign out of tvOS, double-tap the Menu button on your Apple TV Remote. I don`t know if Moonlight has a cursor workaround to implement direct cursor movement, but yes, it`s a good point. Steam Link for touch devices (phones/tablets) certainly benefits from this feature to play MTG Arena and other card games.
I think it`s worth keeping Steam Link for that if Moonlight can`t have this feature. I`m going to have to do some research. Edit: Yes, the nVidia protocol does not support absolute mouse movements. I suspect because the protocol is only intended for relative input via gamepads or other physical mice. github.com/moonlight-stream/moonlight-android/issues/212 Well, that`s one of the reasons to keep Steam Link for card games on touch devices. Good info! If you can`t stream when you`re connected to the same network as your gaming PC, you might need to add firewall rules to stream successfully. First, try disabling the firewall software on your gaming PC (usually Windows Firewall or a firewall built into your antivirus software) to confirm that it`s a firewall issue. Are you sure GameStream is 144hz/fps? Do you have a reference for that? The nVidia shield for which it is intended only supports 120Hz, so I assume the protocol itself is limited to 120. I read that GameStream supports 30/60/90/120, but nothing else. That`s what Moonlight`s settings say.
And this post on the Moonlight website: github.com/moonlight-stream/moonlight-android/issues/638. And I just went through the list of versions and found that github.com/moonlight-stream/moonlight-qt/releases?after=v0.8.1 “Option added to enable 90/120 FPS streaming on 60Hz monitors”. None of the publication pages contain the word “144”. It seems that 120 is actually the maximum of the protocol. Supports up to 120 FPS. Available stream modes are 30, 60, 90 or 120 FPS. However, compatibility depends on the receiving device. (The Steam link doesn`t support this and is limited to 60 FPS.) If you`re a Steam fan, you probably know that Valve has its own app to stream your Steam library. This app is called Steam Link and is inspired by discontinued Steam Link hardware. Steam Link is available for free on many platforms (including Android). Like the Moonlight gaming tool, you can use your gaming platform as a host to stream games to customers.
System requirements for iOS and Apple TV clients for HDR streaming If the automatic tool doesn`t work, you can try manually forwarding the following ports through your router to the IP address of your host gaming PC for internet streaming to work: Is anyone else having a 4k streaming issue with moonlight/game stream? Streaming in 4k still causes a GPU crash on black screen when I`m using Moonlight or Gamestream, but when I`m streaming in 4k with the Steamlink app on my shield, there`s absolutely no problem. Interesting! Although I found that the quality of the Steam link stream is much better and sharper than that of Gamestream/Parsec, which was compressed/pixelated, even though the bandwidth was the same with Steam/moonlight. (AC tested: Odyssey, NFS Heat @ 1080p 60fps) Gamestream supports 144hz/fps and more audio options. In fact, it is the best option. All officially supported Moonlight clients (iOS/tvOS, PC, Android) support streaming from servers over IPv6. Unofficial customers (Embedded, Vita) are not allowed to do so. Once you have everything set up correctly, you can launch the Moonlight app on your client, for example a smartphone. Once the app is open, you can browse your library of games installed at home on your host PC. Simply select the game you want to play and your host PC will open it and start streaming the gameplay to your phone.
It`s as simple as that! If closing an app doesn`t stop Moonlight, press Ctrl+Shift+Alt+Q on the Moonlight PC to end the streaming session. On Moonlight Android and iOS, pressing the Home button will exit the streaming session. Select End Session from the list of applications to end the streaming session completely. Note that H.265 does not increase or decrease latency (on my devices, the time it takes to decode H.265 is the same as H.264). It simply increases image quality while reducing bandwidth requirements. It is recommended that you use H.265 if your host PC and receiver support it.