Yes, a good and stable Internet connection is the main requirement of any cloud gaming service on the market.
Latency is the main drawback as of now. When you watch a video, you'll hardly notice any problems with the connection, even if they are present. This is mainly because you don't have any live interaction with the video itself.
When it comes to cloud gaming, a slow and inconsistent Internet connection will lead to severe input lag.
Therefore, many users believe that cloud gaming is not yet suitable for professional and high-level competitive plays, where winning and losing is often decided in tenths or hundredths of a second.
In general, when you're about to dive into cloud gaming, make sure that
- You use either Ethernet or 5 GHz Wi-Fi router.
- The properties of your device and network meet the minimum requirement of the platform.
- You closed all apps, processes, browsers, and tabs on your device prior to launching games.
- Your Internet connection is not utilized by streaming videos, downloading files when you launch games.
Note, when you use Ethernet, your Wi-Fi router should not be utilized by streaming videos, downloading files, etc. A cable connection is not a panacea in cloud gaming if your Network is loaded by something else.