Me and my cousins tried this Steam feature last night playing Moon Hunters and in all fairness, when it works, it’s magical. The difference In latency is negligible when the stream stabilizes. Only one copy of the game is needed to play couch co-op games online. It occasionally stutters but considering that our internet speed caps at around 2.5mbps, it is still a solid service and it will only get better in time when more tweaks are implemented.
Which leads me to believe that if Steam could make my cousin’s puny computer (compared to the supercomputers of Google) spit out a video feed and let us play remotely with our relatively poor internet speed then it would be child’s play for Google to do the same for major releases. The business side of things is admittedly subpar but the tech is undeniably there. It would just have to be used in creative ways. I have changed my mind about game streaming services from dead in the water to cautiously optimistic.