Is RetroArch playable on any cloud gaming services?

retroarch on Cloud Gaming

Yes, RetroArch is playable on Cloud Gaming. You can currently play it on 2 different cloud gaming services: Shadow and airgpu.

RetroArch is available on:

ShadowAvailableGame available
airgpuAvailableGame available

RetroArch is not available on:

HighscoreComing soonComing Soon
Boosteroid Unavailable Unavailable
GeForce Now Unavailable Unavailable
Amazon Luna Unavailable Unavailable
Xbox Cloud Unavailable Unavailable
Playstation Now Unavailable Unavailable
Blacknut Unavailable Unavailable


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Description: RetroArch is an open source and cross platform frontend/framework for emulators, game engines, video games, media players and other applications

Publisher: Libretro

Developer: Libretro

Release Date: 26.05.2010


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Frequently Asked Questions

For an overview of devices that support playing RetroArch via cloud gaming, see the table below. It provides details about each device and the cloud gaming services they work with.

DeviceAvailableOn Services
BrowserYesairgpu, Shadow PC
DesktopYesairgpu, Shadow PC
TabletYesairgpu, Shadow PC
PhoneYesairgpu, Shadow PC
TVYesairgpu, Shadow PC
ConsoleYesairgpu, Shadow PC
Available devices for playing RetroArch on cloud gaming

For an optimal cloud gaming experience, the requirements aren’t typically determined by the individual games like RetroArch but rather the cloud gaming service and desired streaming quality.

Here’s a general breakdown:

  • Basic Gameplay: A minimum internet speed of 5 to 15 Mbps is usually required.
  • 4K Cloud Gaming: For the best 4K streaming experience, a bandwidth of at least 40 Mbps is recommended.

For an in-depth look at various providers and their requirements, check the “Info” link in our availability boxes above. For broader insights and tips on optimization, explore our guide on cloud gaming internet speed requirements.

Yes, you can play RetroArch for free on cloud gaming. However, a paid cloud gaming service subscription plan is required.

To explore ways to play games for free on cloud platforms, do visit our free cloud gaming guide. And don’t forget to browse our free cloud games list for other free titles.

Yes, you can play RetroArch with a controller on cloud gaming.

The following cloud gaming services support this feature:

  • Shadow PC
  • airgpu

Yes, you can play RetroArch multiplayer through cloud gaming.

Check out these cloud gaming services that support it:

  • Shadow PC
  • airgpu

No, RetroArch is not currently available on Boosteroid.

No, RetroArch is not currently available on GeForce Now.

Yes, RetroArch is currently available on Shadow.

Yes, RetroArch is currently available on airgpu.

No, RetroArch is not currently available on Amazon Luna.

No, RetroArch is not currently available on Blacknut.

No, RetroArch is not currently available on Xbox Cloud.

No, RetroArch is not currently available on Playstation Now.