SpaceX’s Starlink internet pre-orders are now being accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, and that’s excellent news for the rural majority of the world.
In a video uploaded Tuesday, Canadian YouTube channel Linus Tech Tips shared SpaceX’s Starlink being put to the test on a gaming system.
In the video, he takes viewers through the process of setting up the Starlink Interface and internet, testing it out in a browser, and finally, putting it to the ultimate test of playing Counter Strike: Go.
While Linus points out that the connection is slightly slower than your average hard-wired broadband service, the speeds offered through Starlink are unparalleled in the satellite internet world. Linus also explains the significance of Starlink’s low-Earth orbit model, which is the reason this internet service blows other satellite ISPs out of the water.
In any case, Starlink’s internet is set to blow other satellite services away once it’s publicly released. SpaceX head Elon Musk has said that there is still a lot of testing that needs to happen before the service fully goes live.
Still, eager internet users may now sign up to pre-order the service at any time, and it likely won’t be long before the company offers its services beyond a beta capacity.
You can watch the full Linus Tech Tips video on gaming with Starlink below.
SpaceX is expected to launch 60 more Starlink satellites on Saturday morning from Cape Canaveral, Florida, further adding to its constellation which currently has exceeded 1,000 satellites.