OMEN Game Stream service coming from HP and Parsec

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HP suggests that you use a 5GHz AC WiFi connection with 25mbps if you plan on getting 1080p 60Hz streaming.

HP is teaming up with Parsec to bring a the OMEN Game Stream service to HP OMEN devices. The service will be similar to the one that the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 have which allow you to remotely play Xbox or PS4 games from your console to your PC. The OMEN Game Stream service will allow you to stream games from a higher-end computer, using it as a host, and play it on a lower-end system.

Parsec is a company based out of NYC who’ve created game streaming technology with patent-pending software for low latency and high frame rate video streaming networking protocols and video capture.

HP OMEN and Parsec are collaborating on the OMEN Game Stream experience to HP’s own OMEN line up devices that are running Windows 10, letting you use your older laptops or PCs to game from there. It’s cool to see this being done, but the drawback is if you would want to try this out, you will need to own or plan on owning an OMEN device while still having an older laptop or PC on hand. HP’s Gaming Product Manager, John Ludwig said this when he spoke about the OMEN team and Parsec.

The OMEN team is continually looking to improve the gaming experience and the value we can provide to gamers. As networking performance continues to improve rapidly we wondered if we could enable our customers to bring their OMEN experience with them when they leave their computer behind. When Parsec showed us the capability of their streaming technology to deliver low latency and consistent frame rates, we knew we had to collaborate with them so that OMEN customers could experience the performance of their OMEN anytime and anywhere – network permitting.

Even Co-Founder Benjy Boxer from Parsec was excited to be teaming up with HP.

Parsec is built to give gamers access to their games so they can play from anywhere high-speed internet is available on any device. We’re extremely excited to work with HP to make OMEN gaming PCs a platform for playing games and making it so their customers can play games without sitting in front of their PC. This makes the OMEN PC valuable both inside and outside the home, allowing gamers to continue playing no matter where they are.

There are a few caveats that HP is telling people who are looking to try out this new streaming application. For one, HP suggests that you use a 5GHz AC WiFi connection with 25mbps if you plan on getting 1080p 60Hz streaming or 10mbps for 720p 60Hz performance. Second, not all Windows 10 edition devices may work with this program. Systems may require an update or new hardware to run this program.

What does that mean for current people who own an HP OMEN device such as myself? It means that those owners can activate a Game Stream account and download the OMEN Command Center application from the Microsoft Store when it’s released. I know I’ll be trying out this program when it comes out in the springtime.

For those who do have HP OMEN products and who do stream or plan on streaming to another computer, do you think you’ll try out this new program OMEN Game Stream? Let us know by leaving your comments down below, or on Google+, Facebook, or Twitter.

  Source: HP
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