Stadia on Android TV and new Chromecast almost here

When Google Stadia first launched, it solely labored on televisions linked to a Google Chromecast Ultra. This was an enormous roadblock as lots of people on the market who might need been eager about giving Stadia a strive didn’t need to spend money on a bunch of new {hardware}.

At the time, Google promised assist for Stadia on Android TV, which might open up the platform to hundreds of thousands of televisions folks already personal. However, the corporate didn’t give any agency timeline for when that might occur.

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That modifications at present! Google has formally confirmed that Stadia will work on Android TV streaming boxes, sensible televisions, and different supported methods beginning June 23, 2021. This additionally contains the latest Chromecast with Google TV streamer.

Also, do notice that Stadia helps other Bluetooth controllers quite than simply the official Stadia-branded one. That means there are of us on the market who would possibly have already got all of the {hardware} they should check out Stadia on Android TV.

Stadia on Android TV: What’s supported?

Google was good sufficient to offer a concrete record of supported units. Here it’s:

  • Chromecast with Google TV
  • Hisense Android Smart TVs (U7G, U8G, U9G)
  • Nvidia Shield TV
  • Nvidia Shield TV Pro
  • Walmart Onn FHD Streaming Stick and UHD Streaming Device
  • Philips 8215, 8505, and OLED 935/805 Series Android TVs
  • Xiaomi Mi Box 3 and Mi Box 4

Now, if you’d like assist for Stadia on Android TV for a tool that isn’t on that record, don’t fear. In these conditions, you’ll be able to check out “experimental” assist for Stadia on your system. You simply would possibly face a couple of points getting it working appropriately.

To get began, set up the Stadia app from the Play Store on your TV or streaming field. Launch the app from the My Apps row on your TV, and press “Continue” on the opt-in display. That’s it! You must be able to play.

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