Last month, Google teased that Stadia would finally be arriving for iOS devices and it looks like that day has finally arrived. For those who are interested in streaming games on their iPhones and iPads, you will now be able to choose Stadia as one of the game streaming platforms available to you.
Due to Apple’s initial restrictions surrounding game streaming services, platforms like Google’s Stadia are currently not available on iOS. However, there is some good news because Google has announced that they will be bringing Stadia streaming onto iOS devices through a progressive web app.
While Google Stadia is a game streaming service, it should be noted that it is not like Netflix where you pay a monthly fee and get access to unlimited games. Instead, gamers will have to buy the games they want to pay before they are able to stream it, although the upside is that there is a free tier for Stadia.
Back in September, developer Zachary Know released an app which was essentially a custom browser that allowed iPhone users to play Stadia games on their iPhones. However, a month later, Apple killed the app citing the improper use of iOS APIs as one of the reasons behind its removal.
While Google’s Android devices are more than capable of streaming Stadia games, the feature isn’t available to iOS devices yet. Recently, there was a workaround that involved the use of a third-party browser that allowed users to stream Stadia games onto the iPhone, but it looks like that will no longer work.
It was only until recently that Apple finally allowed game streaming services to arrive on its platform, although even now there is still a catch. We imagine that eventually we will start seeing more services arrive for the iPhone and iPad, but in case you can’t wait or if you’re unsure, it seems that there is a workaround for the iPhone.
A couple of years ago, Valve attempted to launch its Steam Link app on the iPhone, but it was rejected. For those who are unfamiliar, Steam Link was basically a game streaming app that allowed gamers to stream Steam games from their accounts to their mobile devices. Apple cited App Store guideline violations as a reason why they rejected the app.
Just like video streaming platforms, game streaming platforms are really only as good as the games that are offered with it. It looks like Google Stadia could soon be gaining a pretty big title because according to a tweet by Rockstar Mag (which is an unofficial account for Rockstar-related news), Grand Theft Auto V could be coming to Stadia soon.
Game streaming services are expected to disrupt the gaming industry and the way we approach gaming hardware. Since the majority of the processing is done in the cloud, all gamers really need is a device that can stream those games and a steady (and fast) internet connection. However, it now seems that they will need a device that isn’t an iPhone or iPad.
If you’re planning on getting a Chromebook device, you might be interested to learn that Google has recently launched a new promotion in which it seems that they will be giving Chromebook owners free three months access to Stadia Pro. This will also apply to those who bought a Chromebook after June 2017, so many owners should be able to take advantage of this.
While wired controllers on home consoles is acceptable, it is a bit strange when it comes to mobile because it means that it makes it less portable and a bit more clunky when setting it up. Oddly enough, wireless support for Google’s Stadia controller for Android devices was not available at launch, but that has changed.
If you’re not a fan of having to keep your Stadia controller plugged into your computer all the time to use it, then you’ll be pleased to learn that Google has announced that its Stadia controller will now work with your computers via a wireless connection. This lets you ultimately ditch the cable once and for all.
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.
If you felt that Google Stadia’s launch was a bit on the lukewarm side due to the lack of games, not to worry because it seems that Google’s plan for 2020 will be to add as many as 120 new games to the platform, giving gamers a lot more options to choose from when it comes to game streaming.
We already witnessed Google’s addition of 10 new games for Stadia’s launch to make it more appealing. However, it looks like, there are more decisions to be taken for the ‘Pro’ Stadia subscribers.For the month of December, Google’s Stadia will offer 4 games in total for free – without needing to purchase them. They have announced the details on their Stadia community blog.While we have Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition and […]
Over the years, Google has launched many products and services. Some have gone on to become staples in our everyday lives, such as Google Search and Gmail, while others have fallen by the wayside. This is normal since it doesn’t make sense for any company to continue investing time and resources into a product or service that simply isn’t profitable.
Google’s Stadia game streaming service will be going live on the 19th of November, but if you are planning on using the service, you might want to take note that during a recent AMA held on Reddit, Google has revealed that not all of Stadia’s features will be available at launch, so that could be worth your consideration.
Google Stadia will be launching on the 19th of November, and as expected, there will be a bunch of games that will be available to play at launch. If you’re wondering what games will be available, it seems that there will be at least 12 titles that will be playable when Stadia eventually goes live.
Google Stadia will be going live later this month and while it does away with the need to own high-end gaming hardware, what it will require more so than ever is enough bandwidth and a fast enough internet connection to ensure that your gaming sessions do not get interrupted. The good news is that if you own a Google or Nest WiFi device, it could be to your advantage.
Game streaming could be the way of the future. The concept of game streaming is that most of the hard work is done remotely which reduces some of the bottlenecks that gamers face, which is on the hardware front where some gamers might have less than ideal experiences due to lower-end hardware.