- Google Stadia will no longer exclusive for Pixels.
- The service adds 18 new smartphones.
- It’s a subscription-based service.
Back in last year, the Mountain View company Google unveiled the subscription-based gaming platform called Google Stadia and it is to take against Apple’s Arcade. Having said that, during the launch time the new service was only supported to the Google Pixel smartphones but now the company expands the list of smartphones and making it available on major as well as popular devices. If you are unaware of the new platform then let’s talk about it first before checking the new supported smartphones.
About Google Stadia
The all-new Stadia will stream games from the cloud to the various platforms such as the Chrome browser, Chromecast, and smartphones, To boost all of this cloud streaming, the tech giant is leveraging its global infrastructure of data centers to ensure servers are as close to players across the globe. The best part of Stadia, as lower latency is a necessity to stream games effectively on the internet. Google says it expects to support up to 4K at 60 fps at launch over an internet connection with approximately 25Mbps of bandwidth, and it’s planning to support up to 8K resolutions and 120 fps in the future. It is powered by 16 GB RAM up to 484GB/s of performance, and there’s a custom AMD GPU with high bandwidth memory (HBM2) and 56 compute units. You can check out the complete pricing information and more by heading over the link.
List of supported smartphones
Google has added 18 new smartphones to the compatibility list of the wonderful cloud-based gaming platform and that includes popular as well as the latest smartphones. So, let’s check out the complete list of the newly supported smartphones.
- Samsung: Galaxy S8, S8+, S8 Active, Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S9, S9+, Galaxy Note 9, Galaxy S10, S10+, Galaxy Note 10, Note 10+, Galaxy S20, S20+, S20 Ultra
- ASUS: ROG Phone, ROG Phone II
- Razer: Razr Phone, Phone II
Apart from that, the company also confirmed that Stadia will support any wireless gamepad via Bluetooth for the newly added phones, except with the Stadia controller which needs to be plugged in directly.