In the letter: Google Stadia has been available for 18 months, but users have only been able to use it on browsers, phones, tablets, and the Chromecast Ultra. As of June 23, Google is expanding the list of devices that support the game streaming service to include a number of Android TV devices, including Chromecast with Google TV and Nvidia Shield TV.
The following Android TV devices are supported for Google Stadia:
- Chromecast with Google TV
- Nvidia Shield TV / TV Pro
- Hisense Android Smart TVs (U7G, U8G, U9G)
- Walmart Onn FHD Streaming Stick and UHD Streaming Device
- Philips 8215, 8505 and OLED 935/805 series Android TVs
- Xiaomi MIBOX3 and MIBOX4
If you own one of these and want to try Google Stadia, just install the app. Other Stadia users with a device not on the list above can try Experimental Support to see how it goes. If you’re lucky, Stadia will run well enough on the device for you to play on it. Don’t forget that you will also need a supported gamepad to play games on Stadia.
Google Stadia has seen better days. Since its debut, Google has shut down first-party game studio SG&E as insiders said they lacked the “understanding of the process” to get Stadia what it promised. However, the tech giant claims that its streaming service is “alive and well”.
Adding to the list of devices supported by Stadia won’t make Google Stadia the revolutionary platform it promised, but it’s a step in the right direction.