Hello LiquidSky Community!
Recently I read an intriguing blog post for the official LiquidSky team entitled “LiquidSky in the Living Room” (https://blog.liquidsky.tv/2017/12/07/using-liquidsky-living-room-part-1-windows/)
Basically, the article details how to take the powerful streaming service LS offers from your computer, laptop, tablet or phone and to take it to your big screen. This concept was one I had wondered to myself about idly for awhile but the blog post encouraged me to experiment.
So I did! And I have some thoughts and questions for you, the community
First, let me tell you about the machine I purchased to make all of this happen. The article suggests getting a mini Windows PC to run LiquidSky because they are a relatively affordable option that possess enough “guts” to run LiquidSky.
The following are the stats of my new mini PC pulled right from the description on Amazon:
The ACEPC AK1 Slice offers a wide range of unique features for less than $200. The AK1 Slice is powered by Intel Celeron Apollo Lake J3455 processor with 4GB of RAM, which means it’s powerful enough to be your primary PC.
CPU:Intel Celeron Apollo Lake J3455
GPU:Intel HD Graphics
WiFi:Dual Band 2.4G/5G
Bluetooth: Version 4.0
USB port:2xUSB 3.0;2xUSB 2.0;1xMicro USB for OTG
Card reader: TF Card up to 128GB
HDMI Port :HDMI 1.4
Microphone audio: 3.5mm Microphone jack x1
I was (and still am) motivated and excited to get everything up and running smoothly. (I’ve been telling literally anyone who will listen about how freaking awesome of a service LS for a looong time) I downloaded LiquidSky onto my new mini PC, plugged up a wired controller, and am using a reliably speedy (wired, in this case) broadband connection that I’ve been successfully running LS on most of my devices from.
Here are the issues that I’ve encountering:
I can’t seem to get the resolution on the LS desktop to match that of my massive 65’ in 4K TV. I’m thinking maybe LiquidSky only displays up to a certainly resolution natively? If true, that would be a cool addition to the company blog post dedicated to bringing LS to TVs (4K isn’t standard yet but I can’t imagine I’m the only person who read that blog post and instantly began daydreaming about gorgeous LS graphics on their nice 4K TV :D)
When I DO run games at the highest available resolution settings, utilizing the Pro plan, AND with a dedicated wired broadband the picture and frame rates I’m getting are very bad. LS runs with higher graphics on my crappy Android phone than on the dedicated machine I bought just to use the service.
Latency is noticeable in a way that is charateristaically unlinke my experience thus far with LS on my other devices.
In closing, I’m looking for any tips, tricks, or general wisdom about running the Windows LiquidSky app more smoothly. Specifically I’m looking for insight into getting LS up on my TV but any general knowledge about settings, other programs (boosters, etc.), or really anything that can help me get back to my games!
Thank you guys for your time!