Get ready for a fun weekend if you have a television with Android TV , because the Google Stadia application is already available (or almost) and you will be able to start playing on your Smart TV without the need for any other additional device. Just have internet access, a remote and know a simple trick.
Google Stadia comes to televisions with Android TV
Google Stadia users as well as those who have a television with Android TV or Google TV as operating systems are in luck. The first because they can enjoy the service they already use on their mobile phone or computer on a TV with the Google system and without the need for any type of additional device such as the Chromecast Ultra. The second for the same reason, because they can already test the cloud gaming service directly from the television they own.
The Google Stadia application for Android TV (also Google TV) is now available for download, although for the moment it is true that it is a “preview” and to be able to play it will be necessary to know a simple trick to launch the different games available, but nothing complicated nor will it take you more than a couple of minutes.
So, if you have a TV with official support for these latest Google operating systems, don’t think about it and download the Google Stadia application now. Because you can play some games taking advantage of the titles offered by the service without having to pay for its free version. Although if this is the first time you register, you can take advantage of the Stadia Pro trial period and try as well as access titles for which you would have to pay.
How to start playing Stadia on an Android TV
Before we told you that the Google Stadia application is now available for televisions with Android TV or Google TV, but also that to start enjoying the service you also need to know a little trick. Well then, let us explain what you have to do.
Right now if you download the app on your TV, directly from the Google application store, you will see that there is no problem with the installation process. But running the application will do nothing. This is because it is not yet active as such, but it can be forced to be. The only thing you will need is an Android mobile phone with the Google Stadia app installed.
Once you have the Stadia application on your smartphone and have logged in with the account that you are going to use for the service, all you have to do is the following:
- With the Stadia app open and logged in, wait for everything to load
- Now select where you want to play
- When you open that menu you will see that all the compatible devices that are within the local network appear
- Select your TV with Android TV or Google TV
- Now choose the game you want to play and start
- The application will automatically start on the TV and you can start playing
Easy right? Well, the only thing you have to bear in mind is that you have previously had to connect a remote compatible with the service that can be Stadia’s own or one compatible and paired to your TV via bluetooth. As, for example, they could be the ones for PlayStation or Xbox.
From this moment on, with the remote you can control everything related to the game and even the service interface to exit the game, etc. Of course, our last advice is that if you notice that the performance is not quite good, try connecting the TV to the internet directly by network cable and not the WiFi connection.