When Google first launched Stadia, its availability was pretty much limited to just Google’s Pixel smartphones. For non-Pixel owners, we imagine that this must have been a bit frustrating. However, there is some good news and that is Google has announced that they will be expanding on Stadia’s availability.
The company has revealed that starting on the 20th of February, Stadia will be made available to more devices. This includes a bunch of Samsung smartphones starting with the Galaxy S8 and going all the way to the recently-launched Galaxy S20. Unfortunately, this only covers Samsung’s flagship handsets, so if you own a Galaxy A series or one of the lower-end Samsung phones, you’d be out of luck.
Other devices that will be supported include the Razer Phone, Razer Phone 2, the ASUS ROG Phone, and the ASUS ROG Phone 2. We imagine that over time, Google will eventually expand Stadia to more devices (including iPhones), but for now, the devices that are supported should cover a pretty wide range of gamers.
So far reviews of Google Stadia have been mixed, where some have expressed their disappointment at the launch of what appeared to be a pretty promising service. If you have yet to sign up, you could always give it a try to see if this is a service you think you might be able to use for the foreseeable future.