Google finally announces the compatibility of Stadia with Chromecast and Google TV at the end of this month. From June 23, you will be able to access the Stadia game catalog if you have a Chromecast with Google TV (the interface of the new Chromast), and you will also be able to do so on televisions with compatible Android TV OS.
This is the list of devices on which Stadia, Google’s streaming game service, will be available. This novelty will be common in all regions where Stadia is available.
- Chromecast with Google TV
- Hisense Android Smart TVs (U7G, U8G, U9G)
- NvidiaShield TV
- Nvidia Shield TV Pro
- Onn FHD Streaming Stick and UHD Streaming Device
- Philips 8215, 8505, and OLED 935/805 Series Android TVs
- Xiaomi MIBOX3 and MIBOX4
Google also confirms that some of the televisions with Android TV OS not mentioned above will also be able to access Stadia in an experimental way, in which anyone can participate by downloading the Stadia application from the TV PlayStore. You can use the official Stadia controller or any compatible Bluetooth controller when playing from your TV.
Until now, Stadia was only accessible on TV via Chromecast Ultra. This step, although late, can help to perceive Stadia as an accessible alternative to consoles as it is integrated directly into the TV (working by streaming, of course), a goal that it also wants to achieve Microsoft turning its xCloud with Game Pass into one more app for smart TVs.
Stadia’s future didn’t look very bright after the drastic closure of his internal studies and the escape of Jade Raymond (who has founded his own independent studio, Haven, along with several of his former colleagues in the failed Google study). However, Stadia will continue to work the same as before, and they have promised more than 100 novelties during 2021.
This change in Stadia with Chromecast coincides with an update that adds what’s new in the Google TV interface, how to customize your notifications on Nest devices, in your home app.