This was perhaps the missing piece in the Stadia puzzle. Google has announced that its streaming game service will finally reach the platform that made the most sense to many users: Google TV and Android TV. In this way, users will finally be able to play on their Smart TV thanks to the compatibility of new devices, only having to download the official application from the Play Store.
Stadia comes to Google TV
Through the official Stadia blog, Google has announced that its streaming game platform will finally reach the big screens, thanks to a fairly extensive list of compatible devices, although perhaps not for all tastes. The service will officially arrive on June 23 , and users will only have to download the official application from the Play Store and start playing.
Remember that you will need to have a Bluetooth controller connected to your television or your multimedia device to be able to correctly play all the games that you have in your library.
What devices will Stadia support?
The official list of Stadia-compatible devices is as follows:
- Chromecast with Google TV
- Hisense Android Smart TVs (U7G, U8G, U9G)
- Nvidia Shield TV
- Nvidia Shield TV Pro
- Onn FHD Streaming Stick and UHD Streaming Device
- Philips 8215, 8505, and OLED 935/805 Series with Android TVs
- Xiaomi MIBOX3 and MIBOX4
As you can see, on the list there are several quite popular devices such as Chromecast with Google TV, NVIDIA Shield or Xiaomi Mi BOX, however, there are some striking absences such as Sony‘s Smart TV with Android TV.
According to the official information, if your device does not appear in the list, you should try to use the experimental option of Stadia which, naturally, may not give ideal results when playing remotely. To do this, you will simply have to download the application from the Play Store, and press continue when you get to the main screen of the service. Basically you must admit that you are aware that the operation may not be adequate as you have hardware that has not been tested or optimized to run the application.
The case of the absence of Sony draws our attention, so we will be attentive to future updates and new news about it.
A second chance for Stadia?
With this launch, we are sure that the service will receive a new push that allows it to reach new users, however, that will not prevent the idea of having to pay for the service and for the games at the same price as an original game from ending up convincing. to the public.
Much has been said about whether Google’s strategy is wrong or whether the streaming game is simply still not attractive to the public, but surely this new movement will shed some light on this. We’ll see if E3 brings anything new, but for now the only thing we know is that more games will be coming from Ubisoft and other developers.