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Can I stream my desktop to my Shield?

#1lazy_titanPosted 2/27/2014 6:12:08 PM
Just bought this this and thought I could stream my desktop to it but I can't figure how. Would like to do steam as well to it but what I really wanted to do is play some PS2 games through an emulator.

How do I get this thing to stream my desktop?
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#2StormKMDPosted 2/27/2014 6:12:59 PM
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#3AceandLotus88Posted 2/27/2014 6:37:56 PM(edited)
i'm not sure about the native streaming app, but I do know that Splashtop THD(Android app ) , a third party app can stream your desktop to your Shield, along with downloading Splashtop Streamer(PC Download)

Since I don't have a desktop, I use that, which is a pretty good alternative. If you striclty want it to be with the native streaming app, then you'll have go to the geoforce or xda forums and ask. But i've been able to stream the desktop, and of course open programs that allow PS2, wii , gc games to be played via streaming, while on the Shield.

PS: Have you tried this? 2:17
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8-Dbk5iiu8
#4steveboblarryPosted 2/27/2014 6:33:52 PM
StormKMD posted...
You can do anything if you just believe.


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#5DarkZV2BetaPosted 2/27/2014 6:38:31 PM
You need something like splashtop for desktop streaming, however, for PS2 emulation, just add the PS2 emulator as a steam shortcut. I don't use splashtop or anything like that, but play lots of PS2 on Shield!
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#6lazy_titan(Topic Creator)Posted 2/27/2014 9:08:13 PM
oh sweet, I already have splashtop thd I never even thought about that. Thanks!

How do you run things as steam apps, like a ps2 emulator?
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#7lazy_titan(Topic Creator)Posted 2/27/2014 10:27:49 PM
never mind it says Splashtop THD isnt supported by shield. So how is anyone doing this with splashtop?
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#8AceandLotus88Posted 2/27/2014 10:56:39 PM(edited)
Weird. I will say that my Shield is rooted. That might be the difference, perhaps it doesn't work well on non rooted Shield's? I'm not really sure because i never really came across any technical issues. that said, I never really did much with my Shield until I rooted it, and thats around the time i started messing with stuff like splashtop. Here is proof in regards to Splashtop THD streaming for the shield

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rnP1zOa4r0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynwKqRHkonM

And direct Captures
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1iURGhiZ-8 (older video where my set up wasnt that great)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXzf_606mx8

- currently using the latest version of Splashtop THD. Are you using an older version? Perhaps that can be the issue ?

Edit: a topic of people doing splashtop thd on the shield
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2506438

Edit #2: Another person asked a similar, or the same question you did.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2429477

TC's response was "you have to side load the apk file which you can find online. it works great. "

So I have to ask. Are you going just by what the playstore says? Or did you test the program out, and it told you directly that it's not supported?
#9lazy_titan(Topic Creator)Posted 2/27/2014 10:56:47 PM
I will start reading over that topic now. Thanks.
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#10staticxtreme5Posted 2/28/2014 12:04:51 AM
To answer your other question, in Steam in one of the top drop down menus there will be an option to add a non steam game to steam library. From there, basically point it to the emulator or whatever .exe and it should add to your library.