The Google Stadia app is known as a game streaming service. It promises to change the way people enjoy this cloud game with the promise of mobile compatibility and seamless easy access from a variety of devices.
Official Release Date:
It was officially launched on November 19, 2019. Now you can install the official Google Stadia app for Android and get ready to enjoy your favorite games.
Google Stadia app: what you need to know
As can be seen in some images from the Google Play Store, the official implementation of Stadia will be divided into three tabs: Store, Home and Explore. On the home screen, you’ll see tiles for all of your available games. You can access community forums or social networks directly from the application.
Depending on the device you’re using, Google Stadia supports up to 4K resolution and 60 frames per second with HDR. Google promises ultra-low latency to deliver a smooth, uninterrupted experience similar to what you’d get with standard games on consoles or PC.
Obviously, there’s still not much you can do with the official Stadia app. But you can download it for free on Google Pixel 2 and above devices, as long as they’re running Android 6.0 or later. The app will also work on Chrome OS tablets such as the Pixel Slate, HP Chromebook X2, and Acer Chromebook Tab 10 if you want to game on a larger screen.
On the other hand, if you plan to play on Google Stadia with official control, you will need a USB-C cable. Only Chromecast Ultra will let you use the new gamepad wirelessly. Although it was said that this feature will be extended to other devices later. The Google Stadia app uses the Wi-Fi network for connections, unlike the Microsoft Project xCloud Bluetooth system.
A core tenet of Google Stadia is that you can play anywhere: desktops, laptops, phones, and tablets, all through the Chrome browser. Players can even move between devices in the same game. If it works like Google says, that means you can turn off the computer with a game at home. Hop on the train or bus and continue playing on a portable device. It’s the Nintendo Switch concept, but with more hardware options and higher quality.
The Google Stadia app was officially launched on November 19 last year and we have put together a comprehensive guide on everything you need to know about this game streaming service. A free basic edition called the Base Edition is coming this year and won’t require a subscription fee.
READ MORE: 11 Reasons iPhone Beats Android
Subscribe to our latest newsletter
To read our exclusive content, sign up now. $5/month, $50/year