To stream games from your PC to another device, like your TV or your phone.
- Sunshine Requirements
- A reliable network connection between your PC and the device you want to stream to
Both devices should be connected to the same network, preferably via Ethernet
- (optional) Steam: It provides a nice UI for launching games and Sunshine can automatically add your Steam games to its library
- Steam would be used to launch games
- Sunshine is the streaming server. It should be installed on the PC you want to stream games from
- Moonlight is the streaming client. It should be installed on the device you want to stream games to
You can manage your Sunshine applications and configurations from its web UI at localhost:47990
TVs usually have a 100Mbit port instead of 1Gbit. This is not enough to stream games at 1080p 60fps.
- Use a USB 3 dongle that supports Android TV devices like TP-Link UE300. ( UE305 or UE306 don't work)
- Use a device that has a 1Gbit Ethernet port.
- Raspberry Pi 4 if you want to DIY the whole thing
- Nvidia Shield TV if you want a more polished experience
I'm using a 21:9 monitor, but my TV is 16:9. This means that I have to change the resolution of my monitor to 16:9 before I can stream games to my TV.
Do Command and
Undo Command functionality of Sunshine Applications combined with a resolution management software to automate this process. You can find proper commands on the Sunshine documentation.
You can download QRes for Windows from here.
The XBox wireless dongle doesn't work with Android TV. I'm using bluetooth instead which has a bit of input lag.
Even after reducing the bitrate, I'm still getting some stuttering. I'm not sure if this is because of the network bandwidth or the TV itself. I'm going to investigate this further after I fixed the network bandwidth issue.