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Stuttering and laggy on chrome

As we all know, Doom eternal comes tomorrow and I can not thank Google enough to give me the opportunity to play FPS with a mouse and keyboard. That being said ; I have a 2017 macbook air and playing on chrome is very laggy and stuttering... I turned down all my background app, and use Canary, while better still has lot of stuttering... Am I the only one experiencing this?

 

On Chromecast and phone (2.4g), it is perfect especially on newer games like The Division 2, it is perfect, I do not know how they do it but I have no latency, feels like playing my xbox but on chrome... No latency but lot of stuttering

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Have you tried the stadia controller on your Mac ?

I didn't try Xbox controller but for me, if I use the mouse it's very stuttering. But with stadia controller (still on Chrome and windows 10) I have no issue 

And is it the same as this 

https://www.reddit.com/r/Stadia/comments/fnithf/personal_request_to_my_fellow_mouse_and_keyboard/?ut...

 

 

If yes , fill a report. More report we do, faster they will answer 

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I've been having a lot of similar issues.  Playing with Chrome in incognito with controller.  Usually it will be fine, after 10 minutes or so the controller will lockup and I have to refresh the page to fix it.  After the refresh everything gets pixelated and glitchy.  I get popups saying my connection is unstable and eventually get kicked with the "you need a better connection to play" message.  I have Fios Gig and my computer is hard lined into my firewall (not using Verizons crappy router).  I check speeds and everything is fine.

Sometimes fully exiting the game fixes the issues, other times it doesn't.  I have no issues on chromecast or my phone.

 

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Have 5he same issue. My laptop is a bit old. But has 6gb ram core i5 has no trouble with streaming anything or with speed test comes back as excellent. But laggy and stuttering like crazy. .unplayable for me on Chrome. At least on my only PC in the house. It runs Win10. Also tried booting debian and elementary OS but same thing with both chrome and chromium. Maybe it's just my hardware. But connection seems great for everything else :?

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Same issue. Stuttering. Windows 10 great internet and great laptop

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Sounds about right. I have two machines hooked up to ethernet and they lag in Chrome.

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I can confirm this is still happening. GIg internet and windows 10 running VP9 and doom eternal becomes very frustrating to play. delayed input and the only way to fix is it, is to pause the game and let the connection traffic slow down because its mostly a black pause menu. about 30 seconds in the input delay and screen delay begin again.

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My experience can be various on Chrome-cast and Chrome. A few months ago, when I played Assassin's creed on chrome-cast, sometimes it lagged so much become unplayable. But once I switch to my chrome browser on my MacBook pro (2018 version) it works perfectly. But sometimes it could be the other way round (chrome become unplayable, chrome-cast worked perfect) I have to point out that both devices are in the same room (only less than 2 metres away from each other) And I don't understand why this could be the case.

And recently Stadia on Chrome has become so laggy. The graphic quality can get pixelated for a second or two even I am not moving or pressing any button. The input and visual lags are also a big issue. I did tune my performance to the lowest level so I don't request this much data to steam. And I definitely have good internet to play Stadia ("Excellent" on stadia)

On the chrome-cast, it works like butter, no lag no visual lag, almost perfect. (there was some audio issue, where when I fire a gun, I hear some eco sound, or some audio delay, but at the least the game is playable.)

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If you haven't been able to fix this I think I might be able to help.  If youre on wifi then go to the Apple in the top left and choose System Preferences.  When those come up go to Security and Privacy.  Click the Lock in the bottom left to unlock the settings and then turn of Location Services. This should help, for some reason while you're online with wifi MacOS continually scans for new wifi SSID's near you to determine your location.  When this happens it basically causes Stadia and other Remote Play services to just disconnect for a brief moment causing them to freak out and you get the issues you're having.

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You might want to to turn off some of the location services on your Mac as described here. https://community.stadia.com/t5/Getting-Started-With-Stadia/Troubleshooting-wifi-latency-in-MacOS/td... That helped for me.

In general it seems that most 'stuttering' and lag issues are caused by things outside of Chrome. More often than not by the OS itself doing a bit too much networking. There is a reason preferred stadia play is with Chromecast and the Stadia controller. 

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for me stadia on windows 10 is unplayable, wired connection, 1Gbs fibre broadband, tried all the fixes nothing worked.

Then dual boot linux ubuntu and hey presto no issues at all?

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