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    Streaming continues to grow in the gaming world, as Rainway launches on new platforms. As of today, Rainway is now available on Android TV, with a release for Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV operating systems planned soon. Much like Steam In-Home streaming or Moonlight, Rainway is a streaming app that lets you play your games remotely on another device. You might remember the name from a few years ago, when Rainway was planned for the Nintendo Switch, which would have given players the option to stream their PC games to their Switch consoles without any homebrew software. However, Nintendo reportedly wouldn't allow for such a thing, and the attempted release was cancelled.

     
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  3. CPG

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    doesn't the steam mobile app have a feature like this already?
     
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    Yep, Steam Link has been supported on Android/iOS for ages now, and Nvidia's game streaming has been available on basically everything for years now, thanks to Moonlight. I think it even had a Switch client too at one point but it needed access to hardware video decoder which wasn't available for homebrew at the time when it released.
     
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    After Rainway pulled that stunt where they hyped everyone for a Switch release just to have no plans on actually releasing anything, I will be ignoring this along with anything Rainway accomplishes.
     
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    There's an Android TV?
     
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    I mean, it's not like they showed off the Switch thing and then just said "LOL NOPE WE'RE NOT ACTUALLY DOING IT", Nintendo simply did not approve the release of the app. Not really much they can do about that since they want to be 100% legit with the thing. They were literally ready to launch it but Nintendo said no, so they dropped it.
     
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    I'm pretty sure most people knew that Nintendo wasn't going to let that happen. But a lot of people were hopeful since they were hyping it up. If they really did have it working they should have released it as a homebrew for 'advanced' users.
     
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    Isn't Rainway literally only notable because they campaigned on releasing for Switch, which they actually never did?
     
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    there's a homebrew app that does pretty much the same thing though
     
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    The one that crashes when you put the Switch to sleep? I'm waiting for that to be fixed then I'm installing it for sure
     
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    according to this article, they already had it on the backburner before even getting any hard answers from Nintendo then proceeds to dodge the question on if they are in talks with Nintendo
    https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2...switch_and_clearing_the_air_over_that_trailer
    after this, nothing else was posted about any updates on progress on the Switch after this article,
     
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    I think it got squash with the idea of Xbox Live and also Play Station might come Nintendo is known for last minute deals, it was year one when Switch had just a handful of games , and the app was shown off by (Andrew) Rainway was doing a great job with it.

    hopefully for them being on AndroidTV and IOS they will gain a user base
     
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    Well, gladly we have SkyNX and Moonlight on the Switch now.
     
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    I just use Shadow. I don't even have to have my own PC, it's VR capable, but I do have to pay $15 a month, so it's not free.
     
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    I have an Android TV of 1 years old and its Sony. No idea what it is.
     
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    Shame Nintendo won't allow it. Would have been nice for people without hackable units (pre-SX-Core).
     
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    Meh, parsec works well enough for me. Darn shame it isn't coming to console is that's the only thing it had going for it in my opinion.
     
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    he he works via android on switch hiiilarious to me

     
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    I'll keep using moonlight tho, stream everything max settings 4k from my PC to the tv with no lag or artifacts +60fps
     
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    Late to the party, but still a better product than Stadia. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
     
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