List of All Smartphones with Google Stadia Support

The popularity of online games has grown quite a bit since smartphones became mainstream devices all over the world. Especially in recent times, many people have gotten really into online gaming and now they can’t get enough of it. However, the line between PC gamers and just time killer smartphone players is still there. But Google planned on getting these device compatibilities out of the context in terms of gaming. Google planned to do so by introducing a new online cloud platform gaming service called the Google Stadia.

What is Google Stadia?

November 19th was the date of launch for Google stadia but the low area of compatibility proved to be lack of popularity for Stadia. Google stadia meant gaming on any screen without inserting a disc or downloading any content seamlessly. In reality that could just be the answer to next-generation gaming worldwide. The idea was to provide Google chrome as the platform for running all the games online. However, Chrome browser’s gameplay not supporting 4K, HDR, or surround sound, and only pixel phones(3 and 3a) and Mac tablets providing the support on smartphones meant a very limited number of devices making the most of this new service from Google.

If your device can run Google Chrome, you can use stadia to stream and play games using any device. Even if your smart TV has Chromecast Ultra, it can play games on that too. Now theoretically, one can stream gameplay at a resolution of 4K along with HDR and 5.1 surround sound (60fps). For that, he will need an active internet connection with at least 35 Mbps speed. Even if your network is not that fast, you can still play games on Stadia but with sacrifices on the graphics front. All in all, Google recommends a minimum speed of 10 Mbps for smooth lag-free gaming. Anything below that is not good enough for seamless gameplay and you will be left with wanting more.

How does Google Stadia work?

This gaming platform is a result of many year’s works in Google, and project Stream played a major part in it. A beta version of Stadia was handed over to Project Stream which let participants play Assassin’s Creed Odyssey in their chrome browser. After this combined effort, Google Stadia made its debut at GDC which showcased demo gaming sessions on the floor itself. Many were invited by Google to try and experience this platform first hand, and all of them were amazed at how Google was able to maintain controller input response time with a very latency, all while gaming online using Google’s servers. There is no physical copy to maintain here, everything happens online. After loading onto a remote server the game can be streamed onto any device in use, and the controller used as input is sent to the server.

The superscription as of now is also only set to 10$ a month for Stadia. It is like renting on a gaming laptop or PC with a very minimal charge. A stadia pro subscription of 10$ meant streaming games at 4K/60fps/HDR with free access to the gaming library available online. Every now and then the Pro subscribers will get a game for free, and on new subscription now they have Destiny 2 for free streaming online. There is also a Stadia Premier Edition for $129 / £119 which comes with a Chromecast Ultra for playing on your TV, a white Stadia Controller, and a three-month Stadia Pro subscription.

Here is the full list of phones that support Google Stadia

  • Google Pixel 2
  • Google Pixel 3
  • Pixel 3a
  • Pixel 4
  • Pixel 4a
  • Samsung Galaxy S8
  • Samsung Galaxy S8+
  • Samsung Galaxy S8 Active
  • Samsung Note 8
  • Samsung Galaxy S9
  • Samsung Galaxy S9+
  • Samsung Note 9
  • Samsung Galaxy S10
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
  • Samsung Note 10
  • Samsung Note 10 Plus
  • Samsung Galaxy S20
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
  • Asus ROG Phone
  • Asus ROG Phone II
  • Razer Phone
  • Razer Phone II

At its launch, Stadia was available to use only on a couple of devices, that is only the Pixel 3 series including the Pixel 3a. But now we will have an increase in that number with the addition of several other Android smartphones from other OEMs.

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