Shadow App 17+

Access your Shadow on the go

Blade SAS

    • 3.6 • 865 Ratings
    • Free


Access your Shadow PC with all your PC software from any device at any time.

The power of a high end PC at your fingertips. Transform any iOS / iPadOS / tvOS device into a fully-featured Windows 10 PC with Shadow and use it at any time whether you’re at home or on the go.

Here’s what you’ll love about Shadow:

• Get access to a full high-end Windows 10 PC from any device
• Access it anywhere with our low bandwidth support
• Connect all your peripherals (Mouse, keyboard, controller, display...)
• Shadow supports native resolutions and scales to your device automatically.

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What’s New

Version 3.12.1

**Hello #TeamShadow,**

Welcome to the latest version of Shadow! Our teams have been working hard to make the app faster, more reliable, and more powerful than ever. The Shadow app is continually improving, so to ensure you're getting the latest version of the app, enable automatic updates.

# A Release

### New features :

- Gamepad as a Mouse: you can now use your controller to move the mouse cursor using the L3+Share/Back shortcut. If you need any help or advice, you can go to the Quick Menu or Settings.
- Redesign of the Quick Menu on iOS
- Copy and paste is now available between Shadow and your mobile. You have to activate it in your Shadow settings!
- Italian and Spanish languages added
- Waiting screen when DCs are full added
- Portrait mode is available in the choice of resolutions for iOS

### Fixes:

- Infinite input issue on tvOS

Enjoy your sessions on Shadow and feel free to send us your feedback on our Discord!

Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5
865 Ratings

865 Ratings

インヴスカ ,

Great, but a little janky right now

This is by far the best streaming PC experience I've ever had, and this is in comparison to even streaming a computer through various remote desktop software on a 1 gigabit internet line (here in Chattanooga). However, not having native Windows touchscreen gestures and automatic keyboard input of a physical keyboard on an iPad (iPad Pro 11 specifically) makes this fairly cumbersome to use as a productivity computer, and that's a little disappointing considering HOW GOOD the streaming is using Shadow on my internet line, and the fact that I'm not planning to use Shadow primarily as a gaming PC (with a controller) but as a powerful productivity computer.

If this app had input similar to TeamViewer's experience, then this app would basically be perfect and I would not have any major complaints.

Also, there are bugs currently with custom resolutions here on iOS. When setting the resolution 2388x1668 (to properly fit the entire display of my iPad Pro 11), there were considerable scaling/cropping issues that made it so that either: my input was offset by more than 100 pixels in a direction with some weird scaling or cropping issue, or that my entire screen was black (even when exiting and reentering the app or reconnecting) and the computer would not respond to shutdowns. It was a fumble to get working but I was eventually able to do it.

Sflores91 ,

Controller games are good, but mouse and kB games a janky

When I first got this app, I loaded up GTAV and played with my MFi compatible controller for about an hour solid, while at my desk, on my iPad. I didn’t even feel latency or notice a difference from my desktop experience. However, when I tried to play a game that required cursor input, things got a little hard. When trying to play WoW, mouse moving the camera is not an option. Also the keyboard controls don’t work unless you have the show keyboard option selected with the Smart Keyboard. Next, I tried PoE. I found that I could move around but I wasn’t able to press any key bound attacks (QWERT) to actually attack. If this could work, I would def play sitting on my couch with my iPad. The inputs to move didn’t seem to have very much latency at all, definitely playable. Lastly, I did load up Cities Skylines and played that for a little bit. It works, albeit very awkwardly. To move you have to push your finger to the edge of the screen and drag back and forth. Also to do any other camera controls, you need click every thing, the Smart KB didn’t seem to have any response when trying to use the buttons.

If the kinks with the Smart Keyboard were worked out, this would be a viable experience for mouse and KB input games on iPad. Currently, the only experience you can really have is one with a controller, which sadly is not a lot of the games I play.

Developer Response ,

Hi Sflores91, thank you very much for your review!

You raised really good points, we know that the user experience using Shadow on a mobile device is not as good as we want it to be.
Apple announced a few days ago compatibility between some of their devices and the Xbox one x PS4 controller. I hope this will make your game sessions easier using your set-up.
In the meantime we will be working on finding great solutions for mouse and keyboard games.

Thanks for supporting us!

816462819 ,

Peripherals Do Not Work on iOS

This app needs USB device support. Mice, keyboards, controllers, etc. all do not work with the iOS app which makes it absolutely useless until support for these devices are added. I am wasting money every month waiting for these features because I don’t want to have to wait another two months for my subscription to be activated again sometime in the future.

Update: I have switched to the “TestFlight” version of the Shadow app, and, as stated in the developer response, peripherals work as expected (there are issues with scrolling when using the Apple Magic Mouse 2, but that may be a Windows thing, not a Shadow thing). Updating my review to 4 stars, since this extra step of downloading a beta version of the app to get this basic functionality should not be necessary.

Developer Response ,

Hi 816462819, thanks for the feedback. If you're looking for keyboard support, I'd recommend trying our Beta application which you can download through our TestFlight.

Update: Thanks for giving the Beta application a try! I'm glad to hear that peripherals working for you. Our developers are currently working on improving keyboard support on the Beta application and will release it to the official iOS application once polished.

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