HP unveils remote game streaming service 'Omen Game Stream'

As a part of its CES 2018 offerings, HP has announced a new remote game streaming solution for its Omen line of PCs. Allowing games rendered on an Omen system to be streamed to other Windows 10 PCs, this gives owners the tools to take their power on-the-go via a high-speed internet connection.

Leveraging the technology of Parsec, an established firm in the space, "OMEN Game Stream" is expected to deliver low-latency gameplay at up to 1080p resolution, at 60 frames per second (FPS). And with both game installations and save data tied to a single PC, the experience travels between devices on the go, provided a stable internet connection is available.

To get the most out of Omen Game Stream, HP is recommending users have both PCs connected via a wired connection, with at least 25 Mbps for 1080p, 60 FPS gameplay. Alternatively, games can also be streamed over WiFi, or on connections as low as 10 Mbps, although a drop to 720p resolution is offered on lower bandwidth.

While game streaming is far from a new concept in the industry, it remains to see how Parsec's tech will hold up against the competition. However, for those with Omen PCs, this will unquestionably deliver some additional value to lower-end devices, with what's shaping up to be a promising low-latency gaming experience across the world. Omen Game Stream will make is debut this Spring, as a free pre-installed service on new Omen PCs.

Adding to the Omen line, HP has also unveiled a new 65-inch Big Format Gaming Display, in partnership with NVIDIA. Other highlights include the HP Pavilion Wave with Amazon Alexa integration and the reworked HP Envy x2 leveraging an Intel processor.

Matt Brown

Matt Brown was formerly a Windows Central's Senior Editor, Xbox & PC, at Future. Following over seven years of professional consumer technology and gaming coverage, he’s focused on the world of Microsoft's gaming efforts. You can follow him on Twitter @mattjbrown.

  • When is this coming to the Xbox and other devices through the Xbox app? Inter-network streaming works well from what I have done with it. I thought I was going to end up using this a lot when it finally did, but now with ISP data caps, that's a big negative on that one.
  • I don't guess I understand the point of this? So you have to have a gaming pc running that game, then it streams to another pc close by? Why wouldn't you just play on your gaming pc? I must be missing something...
  • because you want to play it in the living room without dragging your desktop to the living room and hooking it up
  • So its like Steam Link but outside the house?