Google Stadia was one of the first major streaming services to arrive in Spain, and after having been with us for a year now, it faces one of its biggest challenges. Given the imminent launch of the new generation consoles, it is the ideal time to show that it may not be so urgent to buy any of the new consoles.
Counting on it, it is essential that it is not only available on computers and consoles, but also on television. Today you could already play using a Chromecast Ultra, but the ultimate goal was for it to end up reaching all devices with Android TV, a jump that is about to come.
Google Stadia starts showing Android TV devices
Although the Chromecast has always been a very popular device, the fact that Stadia was limited only to the Ultra model has been a major inconvenience for the service to continue growing as a video game platform. If you cannot play in the living room the same game that you have on your mobile, the streaming sense loses many points, especially if they force you to buy a pack that, although it is cheaper than a console, represents an economic barrier.
We knew that the Google Stadia app was almost ready for Android TV, but it seems that you will finally be able to play streaming video games on your television without even having to install the app.
This morning, as we tested the new shared library, we decided
scrounge try Red Dead Redemption 2 (thanks Ivsu for sharing your games). As I was going to play and the drop-down menu that indicates the devices I can play on appeared, new options appeared.
During the year that Google Stadia has been available, the options we usually have here are “This screen”, “More information about how to play on a computer” and “Chromecast Ultra” if you have one. Since this morning we have begun to appear devices withChromecast built-in, which in my particular case are the Nvidia SHIELD and my Xiaomi projector.
You can now share Stadia games with your familyGoogle has launched the family plan for its streaming video game platform, Stadia, with which you can share games.
From time to time the Google Nest Mini has also appeared, which must be an error and that the function is in tests, but it can also be an indication that we can also play Stadia on smart screens like the Nest Hub.
When selecting one of the devices we have received an error message, and asking friends and colleagues with Stadia they still do not see the possibility, so it is likely that there are still days until it is officially available to everyone.
The Google Stadia entry for Android TV is imminent: the menu to send to television begins to appear, it appears first in The Free Android.