Stadia gaming on your TV will become more accessible.
Google Stadia has been available for 18 months, but consumers have only been able to access it through browsers, phones, tablets, and Chromecast Ultra. Beginning June 23, Google will add a number of Android TV devices, including the Chromecast with Google TV and Nvidia Shield TV, to the list of devices that support the game streaming service.
The Android TV devices receiving support for Google Stadia include the following:
- Chromecast with Google TV
- Nvidia Shield TV / TV Pro
- Hisense Android Smart TVs (U7G, U8G, U9G)
- Walmart Onn FHD Streaming Stick and UHD Streaming Device
- Philips 8215, 8505, and OLED 935/805 Series Android TVs
- Xiaomi MIBOX3 and MIBOX4
If you possess any of these devices and want to experience Google Stadia, just download and instal the app. Other Stadia users who have a device that isn’t on the list above can check out experimental support to see how it goes. With luck, the gadget will run Stadia well enough for you to play. Don’t forget that in order to play games on Stadia, you’ll also need a compatible controller.
Google Stadia has had its ups and downs. Since Stadia’s debut, Google has terminated first-party game company SG&E, citing a lack of “understanding of the process” to make Stadia deliver on its promises. The tech titan, on the other hand, says that its streaming service is “alive and well.”
Increasing the number of Stadia-compatible devices will not transform Google Stadia into the revolutionary platform that was promised, but it is a step in the right way.