FRITZ!Box and cloud gaming

Cloud gaming has become an integral part of the gaming world. With cloud gaming, FRITZ!Box ensures you have a variety of gaming experiences no matter where you are: on your sofa, in the back yard or at your desk. How does cloud gaming work? And why is FRITZ!Box one of the top routers for playing video games? Read on to find out the answers to these questions and more.

How does cloud gaming work?

With cloud gaming, the game runs on remote servers in the provider's data center, not at home on the user's console or PC. Your game controller sends the control commands to the cloud gaming service, which streams the image and sound of the game directly to your device.

This has several advantages: In the data center, powerful servers process the game's graphics. This means users don't need to go out and invest in expensive hardware to enjoy state of the art graphics. Cloud gaming thus ensures a stable gaming experience, even if you have a less powerful notebook or PC, as well as on a smart TV or your smartphone.

There is now a range of providers that offer cloud gaming services: Xbox Cloud Gaming from Microsoft, PS+ (formerly PS Now) from Sony, GeForce Now from Nvidia and Luna from Amazon.

FRITZ!Box is prepared

Cloud gaming places high demands on your internet connection and home network. This makes FRITZ!Box the top choice for cloud gaming fun.

FRITZ!Box processes data traffic efficiently and quickly. Thanks to the powerful Wi-Fi, the cloud gaming data reaches your device without any noticeable delay. If more than one player is active in the Wi-Fi at the same time, the FRITZ!Box's gigabit LAN ports ensure everybody has access to lag-free gaming fun.

Whether you're connected to the internet via Wi-Fi or LAN cable, the FRITZ!Box ensures you have lag-free gaming via cloud gaming services: gamers experience smooth 4K graphics with HDR and 120 frames per second with incredible 5.1 surround sound.

Speedy internet for top graphics

Cloud gaming relies on fast, stable internet access. Different providers have different requirements, ranging from 5 Mbit/s for PS+ to 50 Mbit/s for Xbox Cloud Gaming. The following applies to all providers: a faster connection means higher resolution and more detailed graphics.

An internet connection with 50 Mbit/s makes sense if you're looking for the highest cloud gaming quality, with the line still having reserves for phone calls and browsing the web. As soon as more people start using the network, you might have to end your game earlier than planned. Nowadays there are connections with 100 Mbit/s and more, thanks to DSL technology, TV cable or fiber optics – what is available depends, however, on your local area.

FRITZ!Box: number one for (cloud) gaming

Cloud gaming is an ever-evolving technology that already offers a lot of exciting possibilities: your sofa, back yard or even your desk are now ideal places to play your favorite titles thanks to cloud gaming. There are also no longer any costs for a special gaming PC.

FRITZ!Box is the ideal gaming router for PlayStation, Xbox or a PC. Check out our tips for maximum gaming fun with the cloud gaming service of your choice and a FRITZ!Box. Whether classic or cloud-based gaming: no matter which version you choose, FRITZ!Box always guarantees top performance.

Your checklist for cloud gaming with FRITZ!Box

  • Use fast Wi-Fi, directly from your FRITZ!Box
  • Get an internet plan with 50 Mbit/s or more
  • FRITZ!Box ensures top home network performance

You can find more information, helpful tips and a list of current services in this article.

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