Next-Gen Controller support, Android and iOS microphones, and more now available on Shadow

Last updated on Dec 4, 2020

Posted on Dec 4, 2020

Today, Shadow has released their weekly changelog detailing all of the changes that have come to the Stable, Beta, and Alpha versions of their clients. This week, we see many improvements to the Shadow Beta client that include Next-Gen controller support and iOS/Android Microphone compatibility.

Along with significant additions like the ones listed above, Shadow has also released a handful of technical tweaks to better streaming support on all platforms. They also included a new way of how Shadow handles NVIDIA Driver updates for your Shadow.

Another exciting feature released is the Network Notification popup that will appear at the top of your screen when you use Shadow on Windows, macOS, or Linux. It will tell you how your network connection is currently doing.

Overall, it is a nice collection of features, and I cannot wait until they are made available on the Shadow Official Client. If you are interested in trying any of these out, you will need to download the Beta client on your device.

You can find the full changelog below:

Shadow Official - Desktop - Launcher v4.19.6


  • Shadow Streamer v3.4.28

Fixes and Improvements:

  • Fix of the long update boot time
  • Technical fixes

Shadow Beta

All Platforms

  • Image scaling: We now adapt the Windows scaling setting to your machine settings! Nothing to do for you, everything is automatic and adapts automatically to the settings you have on your Windows, macOS, or Linux computer.
  • The audio stream is now more resistant to packet loss.
  • Unsupported screens should no longer cause Windows crashes.
  • Removed duplicate resolutions from the list of available resolutions.
  • Fixed the video stream with the TCP protocol that was not working on some poor quality connections.
  • Improved the server update process. We launch potential updates before your Shadow is ready to save you time.
  • Improved management of the quality/bandwidth ratio.
  • Correction on the Display Safe Mode
  • Improvement of the display switch-off at the end of sessions
  • Improved application of 1080p and higher resolutions

Desktop - Launcher v4.20.5

  • Shadow Renderer v3.7.5
  • Shadow Overlay v1.7.9
  • Shadow Streamer v3.4.29
  • Shadow Manager v2.3.20
  • Shadow Operator v1.1.13
  • Shadow Watcher v1.1.7

Boxes - Launcher v4.20.5

  • Shadow Renderer v3.7.3
  • Correction of problems related to 5Ghz Wifi on Ghost

Windows, macOS, Linux

  • Network notifications: Whuuut? These are small notifications that will appear at the top of your screen and tell you the current status of your network. When you open your Quick Menu, you will see tips on how to improve your connection to our servers.
  • Basic support for PS5 and Xbox Series X | S controllers. They will be recognized as Xbox 360 controllers until the next update where we will implement native support.
  • Changing network notification behavior
  • Fix of the long update boot time
  • Technical fixes
  • Fix related to the shutdown popup which doesn't close up after user activity
  • Add Korean translation to shutdown popup
  • New management of the Nvidia drivers
  • Technical fixes

Android - Launcher v3.3.0

  • Microphone support!
  • Adding a user feedback screen that will allow you to give us your feedback

iOS - Launcher v3.3.1

  • Microphone support is now available for the iOS mobile app
  • THE real Apple Pencil patch

tvOS - Launcher v3.3.0

  • We've added a review system at the end of your TV sessions where you can give us your feedback directly.

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