OnePlay is a cloud gaming platform based in India that we classify as a Pickup-n-Play, Own it, Play cloud gaming platform in which you have to own the games to play them on this service. With one subscription you’ll be able to play games like Call of Duty, Starfield, Genshin Impact, and many others.
Right now, OnePlay is only available in India but they are planning to expand to the South Pacific soon. They are also planning to come to the US and EU sometime next year. So if you are in India right now, use this link to get 10% off with your first purchase. Let’s get started with OnePlay.
OnePlay offers instant access to your favorite games through the cloud at 1080p, 60 FPS with 4K coming very soon depending on subscription type. As of now, OnePlay supports a wide array of devices including Macs, Windows PCs, and Android devices including Android TV. They will have web browser access coming soon which should help out iOS and Chromebook users.
OnePlay is built around a decentralized cloud streaming network. You will be able rent your own server in this environment. Contact them for more details. Make sure to check their roadmap for progress details.
Create Account & Login
To get started, you will have to create an account. I suggest doing this on in the browser because you’ll have to verify your account with your phone number which will open a browser anyway.
Once your account is verified, you’ll need to download the app to play on the service. Feel free to go back to the site and go to the Downloads page. Choose the app for your device. I will use the Windows app for this tutorial. Once the install is complete, you’ll see the icon on your desktop. Login with your newly created account.
The app will run an initial speed test to see how well suited you are for the service. Having under 20 ms latency with a download speed of over 20 mbps is ideal. They’ll also want to you choose several games for your library for your first login. After that you will be met with the OnePlay dashboard where they have most of their popular games you can choose from. Remember, you’ll need to actually own these games from various third-party distributors like Steam and Epic Games.
Sign up for a Subscription
Once you are in the OnePlay app, you’ll need to sign up for a subscription to play your games. Click on the account menu on the top right and hit ‘Subscriptions’. If you are outside of India, you’ll get a Coming Soon message. If you are in India, you’ll have the option to choose from hourly and monthly subscriptions. Choose the subscription that is right for you and you will have a couple of payment options with either BillDesk or the Stripe payment method. Finish your transaction and you’ll be able play any game you own on the platform.
Start Playing a Game
To start playing a game, choose one that you own and want to play like Starfield. This is only available on Steam but for a game like GTA 5, you’ll have to the option to choose either the Steam or Epic Games version. If you hit the ‘show gameplay settings before launch’, you’ll get to set the settings for your stream.
The game loading screen will give you some good tips you’ll need to know. Use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Shift + Alt + S to show in-game streaming stats and most importantly Ctrl + Shift + Alt + Q to quit your stream. Sign in with your with your third-party credentials to play your game and you’ll be able play the game with mouse and keyboard or your choice of gamepad compatible with your device. I am using an Xbox controller here.
Ending Your Game
Once you are done with your game, make you sure you end the game properly in game first. This way your game platform can enable cloud saves especially on Steam games. Your game progress may not save properly if this is not done. Once your cloud saves are uploaded, the proper combination of keys on your device as explained earlier to quit your stream.
Once back on the dashboard, hit Terminate to completely end your game stream. Feel free to choose another game or close the app altogether.
OnePlay is a newly release cloud gaming platform with a ton of potential to do serious battle in the cloud gaming industry, especially in the Pickup-n-Play genre. We’ll be looking forward for them to come to the US so we can play all the games they have here.