Google has been rumored to be working on a video streaming platform for some time now, and the first part of this initiative came to light about a week ago in the form of Project Stream. This new Google service aims to allow anyone to play AAA video game titles live in a Chrome web browser at 60 frames per second with little to no lag.
At the end of Google’s announcement, the company encouraged everyone to sign up for a beta of Project Stream. If you signed up to participate, you better check your email as Google is sending out invitations right now.
If you received an invite, you should have been given a setup code that’s unique to you. When you’re ready to start playing, head to Project Stream’s website, input your unique code, and then agree that you’re 17 years old or older and to any terms of service. Next, you will need to let Google test that you have a computer and internet connection that will allow you to play that game smoothly. If all goes well, you will then need to create a Ubisoft account, plug in a controller or choose to use a mouse and keyboard, and start playing.
Google lists what controllers are compatible with Project Stream if you don’t want to use your computer’s mouse and keyboard.
Keep in mind that this just a beta test of Project Stream. This means that it might be buggy at times. Additionally, Google is giving every beta tester $10 of in-game currency and a cutoff date of January 19, 2019. Hopefully, the search giant will either open a new beta project with another game title or launch the project to the public by the time the beta period is over.
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