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I was wondering, is there a way to watch shows on my computer screen at the same time I'm streaming games to the shield?
I run a single monitor (1080p projector), I was thinking could the "steam big epicure/stream" run in the back ground while I make use of the desktop (ie: watch movies) ; or perhaps set it up in like a mock dual monitor setup? so that a "virtual monitor" would be where the steam big picture would run, leaving the main monitor free for me?
 
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The streaming works by opening up the game and then just streaming your entire monitor, so it's not possible to have it run in the background. I've never tried mock monitors, but if it works the same way as just having dual monitors then it would kind of work.

I say kind of because what's running on the other monitor will continue playing, but all audio is streamed to your shield and there's no way of stopping that. Also, if you ever adjust the movie or otherwise make Steam or your game lose focus, the stream will stop.
 
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I hear that people with true multimonitor setups, that shield streaming disables the other monitors any ways.
I found a work around, it's kinda dumb, but works.
In my case my monitor is a 100" projector, so great for movies, So I got my old blackberry playbook, installed plex on it, and connected it to a second input on the set up. So essentially I stream to the shield games and stream movies to my projector at the same time.
I mean it would be WAY better if I could just use my desktop at the same time using the shield but hey, it works.

I am no programer or anything, but, couldn't they make game streaming like a "media sever"? Something that runs in the background with no visual rendering on the severing computer?
 
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first of all Hi everybody, im new to the forums, About not being able to run games in backround, Yes, that makes sense, but if you say it just streams your entire Monitor to device itself, do you think its possible to stream Desktop with icons and applications to the Shield?
 
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first of all Hi everybody, im new to the forums, About not being able to run games in backround, Yes, that makes sense, but if you say it just streams your entire Monitor to device itself, do you think its possible to stream Desktop with icons and applications to the Shield?
Not the way the Shield Stream is set up. Steam's "Big Picture" has to be fullscreen and on top at all times, other wise it will cancel the stream. Which means your best option is Splashtop.
 
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the only way we can do this, is by streaming Whole Desktop , to Shield or Android device . same way as Remote Desktop but only using Client and protocol used by NVIDIA GRID Software.
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