Stadia finally finds a way to search for games
Since launch, one thing Stadiums a search bar was missing. A simple yet effective way to find games that may or may not be on the platform. A search bar has been one of the most requested features by Stadia users. And today, Google is finally giving gamers what they ask for.
Until now, finding games on Stadia has been limited to simply browsing the library. At the very beginning, things were a little more complicated. As there was a general lack of organization throughout the Stadia Store. But over time, Google started adding game genres to help filter things out.
This in itself was a great improvement. But Stadia still lacked a more comprehensive way to browse and find new games. With Stadia coming from a company that got to where it is today thanks to the search engine, not having the same kind of functionality was just weird. Which ends today.
Google adds a search bar to the Stadia store starting tomorrow
One very important thing to keep in mind with the arrival of the search bar is that it is deployed on Stadia uses departure today. And that means that not everyone may see it online at the same time.
It may take a day, two or three to reach everyone. That said, the feature is officially introduced and should be available to all Stadia users before the end of the coming weekend. Google does not give a specific time frame for the duration of the deployment.
But there is no reason to suggest that it should take more than a few days after the initial deployment begins.
More features are on the way with an updated library user interface
A search bar isn’t the only thing coming to Stadia today. Google is also adding an updated library UI that makes it easier to filter game titles based on whether they are Pro titles, purchased titles and free titles.
As for what’s to come in the future, Google will be adding an activity feed where players can share their most epic gaming moments that they’ve captured from the gameplay. It will also be possible to delete the captured content in bulk, but only when viewing it on the Stadia web page. This means you won’t be able to do this from the Stadia app or on Stadia via the Chromecast Ultra.
Finally, it will soon be possible to access Stadia from the Android web browser. You will still be able to access it through the app, but it won’t be necessary as it is now. At this time, there is no release date set for bulk deletion, activity feed, or Android web browser access.