Google Stadia is a streaming gaming platform that you can use without a console. Unfortunately, it gets shut down soon although if you want to know everything about Google Stadia, from how it works to what kind of subscriptions and game titles it has, and try it before it comes to an end, read on.
How does Google Stadia work?
Google Stadia works on different devices, such as tablets and computers. The main difference is that playing does not require a console, instead, the video games are stored in the cloud.
Thanks to this, the Stadia allows access to new options, such as continuing a game on a different device from where we started it, for a different person to follow the game where we left off (State Share) or that different players can play from different devices (Cross-play).
Which devices are compatible with Google Stadia?
For a start, Google Stadia works on Chromecast Ultra, Google TV, compatible Android TV devices, and some smart TVs. You can see the full list of compatible devices here.
What are the Google Stadia system requirements?
To play on Google Stadia, it is necessary to have a minimum connection of 10 Mbps download and 1 Mbps upload. The optimum being a quality of 1080p HDR at 60 fps, a minimum of 20 Mbps is recommended, and between 30 and 35 Mbps to have 4K resolution.
Which games are in the Google Stadia catalog?
The platform has more than 280 games: Cyberpunk 2077, Darksiders Genesis, Gylt, Arcade Paradise, Looking for Aliens, Mortal Combat, Hot Wheels Unleashed, Gravitar: Recharged, Black Widow: Recharged, Tri6: Infinite, Calico, Strange Brigade, The Elder Scrolls, Destiny 2, Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Baldur's Gate 3, Tomb Raider, Tom Clancy's, Ghost Recon Breakpoint, The Division 2, DOOM, Darksiders Genesis, Wolfenstein: Youngblood, Final Fantasy XV, Power Rangers: Battle For The Grid, Metro Exodus, Thumper, Farming Simulator 19, GRID, SAMURAI SHODOWN, Just Dance 2020, Rage 2, The Crew 2, Trials Rising and Borderlands 3. You can look here for an entire game list.
What kind of Internet do I need to play Google Stadia?
The service recommends a download speed of at least 10 megabits per second (Mbps) to stream games and faster speeds for resolutions greater than 720p. You can perform a quick speed test here.
How much does Google Stadia cost?
Stadia Pro: This subscription costs $9.99 per month and gives access to several games with 4K and 60-resolution frames. There is a also a one-month free trial period.
Note: You can also buy Google Stadia games individually, if you like, without a subscription.
Is Google Stadia shutting down?
Yes, Google decided to wind down the Google Stadia streaming service and announced it on the 29th of September, 2022. 'Players will continue to have access to their games library and play through January 18, 2023, so they can complete final play sessions', says Phil Harrison, Vice President and General Manager at Stadia, in his open message. All Stadia hardware purchases made through the Google Store and all game and add-on content purchases made through the Stadia store will be refunded.