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 minimum requirements are recommended.
Shadow’s current service area covers France, the United Kingdom, Germany, and California, Oregon, and Nevada. (US). As of August 9th, Shadow will be available in many East Coast states of the US (South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Ohio, Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine).
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.
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 15mbps (ping less than 50ms)
- 5GHz WiFi frequency
- 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.
In general, we recommend using a device manufactured in 2011/2012 or later. We cannot guarantee any devices or hardware manufactured before 2011 will work with Shadow. To see requirements for your operating system, refer to the table below.
For additional requirements, see our Beginner’s Guide.