Google reveals Project Stream, which lets you stream games to Chrome
Google has introduced a brand-new streaming service called "Project Stream", which will allow you to stream games directly to your Google Chrome internet browser.
"We've been working on Project Stream, a technical test to solve some of the biggest challenges of streaming," Google said in its new blog post. "For this test, we're going to push the limits with one of the most demanding applications for streaming—a blockbuster video game."
A test for the service will go live on Oct. 5 for a limited number of participants. These lucky few will have the chance to play the first game to be released on the service at no additional charge. This game is the latest entry in Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed series—Assassin's Creed Odyssey. The length of the test service, however, hasn't been announced at this time.
The test will mainly be used to see how the service runs on different types of systems. When streaming TV and movies from subscription services like Netflix, you'd expect to have some kind of buffer every now and then. Games, however, need to be seamless with no buffer so players can be engrossed in the experience—any lag or buffer could affect someone's ability to play or enjoy the game.
Anyone looking to test the service should apply through the Google website. You need to be over 17 years old, live in the U.S., and have an internet connection capable of 25 megabits per second. If you don't match these criteria, you're sadly out of luck.