You can also play AirConsole with other virtual call apps like Zoom, Google Hangout, Discord, Skype or Parsec on your PC. All you have to do is share your screen during a call. Other players can join the game as if they are in the same room, by connecting with the connect code on the shared screen.
Most of these tool do not allow to see the others camera when sharing your screen. Which is why we have the feature AirConsole Meet. This allows you to share your screen and still see the other cameras. We believe this an important feature in playing with others.
The effect of lags and delays
Most virtual call apps have a natural delay between input and output. This might not be noticeable during a call, but a delay will be notable if you play fast paced games like racing. The game will appear to be lagging and you will not be able to react on time.
Nevertheless, there are games perfectly enjoyable for virtual calls like quizzes, turn-based games and drawing games. For this, we have created a separate category in the store called “works over virtual calls”. If you want a larger variety of games, you can play on Parsec.
If you want to enjoy all our games and play online with your friends, you can use Parsec to share your screen.
Parsec is a free software, with the lowest latency (delay) we have tested so far. We love it! It works like other virtual call apps, where one user shares its screen. All you have to do is:
- Download the app for the best experience
- Create a free account
- Start connecting
It basically works the same way as our screen sharing tool AirConsole Meet. One player shares their screen via Parsec and the others see the screen in their Parsec app. It gives a great experience and can be set-up in less than 5 minutes. They have a great FAQ and set-up section that leads you step by step though the process.