Soon Stadia will officially work with Android TV and Google TV
The launch of Stadiums for Chromecast with Google TV and Android TV OS devices is just around the corner. Stadia fans who own either of these types of devices have been waiting a long time. And today, Google officially announced the launch of Stadia for Chromecast with Google TV and Android TV.
Many users have been asking for months at this point when the service would be officially available. And officially, that’s an important distinction here, because you’ve been able to download Stadia on Android TV for quite some time. It wasn’t official support though.
The good news is that official support is literally a few weeks away. The wait is therefore almost over.
Stadia launches for Chromecast with Google TV on June 23
Google is ready to turn on the switch Google tv and Android TV so that you can start playing games on these devices soon. As Stadia support will open on June 23. This will be the date for both types of devices, although for Android TV OS devices there is a short list of compatible devices at the moment.
As Google notes, it starts with a rollout to a smaller selection. Included for devices that go live on June 23 are the Chromecast with Google TV, select models of HiSense Android smart TVs (especially the U7G, U8G, and U9G sets), the NVIDIA SHIELD TV and NVIDIA SHIELD TV Pro, the Onn FHD, and UHD Streaming Sticks, Philips Android 8215, 8505 and OLED 935/805 TVs, and Xiaomi MIBOX3 and MIBOX4.
With such a short list, it may seem like Google is leaving some consumers out. But this is not really the case. Google is currently working on providing support for more devices. And in the meantime, users of devices not on the list can still play games through Stadia using an experimental assist feature.
Google says that when using this feature, which gamers will have to opt for, some devices may still not work perfectly. All that aside, you’ll now be able to officially download the Stadia app from the Play Store.
In addition, you can use either the Stadia Controller or a compatible Bluetooth controller. So you have a little more freedom than when playing on Chromecast Ultra.