Stadia, finally, allows the players to use smartphones that are not included in the official list of supported devices. The firm of Mountain View warns, however, that the experience can vary depending on the mobile used.
Little by little, Google improves its cloud gaming Stadia. When it has been launched in 2019, it was not possible to play that on the smartphones of the brand Pixel. But since this year, the platform is also available in a formal manner on some models of Samsung (like the Galaxy S10 or S20), the models of OnePlus (the OnePlus 5 or OnePlus 8), as well as models ASUS ROG and Razer.
And the good news is that starting this week, even if your Android smartphone is not on the official list of supported models, you can still try to play. It has just been announced by the team of Stadia in a blog post. ” You can now choose to play games on Stadia with any Android phone that can install the application Stadia, including phones that are not currently on our list of phones that are officially supported. Although this feature is still in development and that all phones do not work perfectly, you can now try Stadia and play your favorite games on more screens than ever before,”reads one. To try Stadia on a smartphone which is not officially supported, it is necessary to install the app, then go to settings, press ” Test “, then enable ” Play on this device “. Google warns, however, that the experience will vary depending on the device.
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And in addition to allowing players to try the platform on smartphones that are not officially supported, Google also offers one-touch controls for those who do not have a controller. For use these touch controls, simply open a game without a controller, and then to accept when the application proposes to try these new controls. For the moment, this is a first version, and Google expects to see further improvements.
Thanks to these two new developments, Stadia should be available to more people. And at the same time, Google is also trying to improve the catalogue of video games. Stadia plans to add 120 games this year, including exclusives that will only be available on the platform of cloud gaming.