At this time Google Stadia simplest works on a restricted selection of smartphones, together with more moderen Pixel fashions, however that may be about to modify. Code noticed in the newest Stadia app for Android suggests beef up for gadgets that have not been “qualified” is coming.
As found out by way of 9to5Google, the alternate would imply you’ll want to a minimum of give Stadia a move on any Android telephone you prefer, even supposing it hasn’t been particularly licensed by way of Google. The brand new function would most likely be marked as experimental.
Whilst Stadia additionally works on TVs and the Chromecast Extremely, in addition to in Google Chrome on computer systems, letting extra telephones into the fold would unquestionably upload to the sport streaming carrier’s enchantment – and most certainly get extra subscribers on board.
Google Stadia stays a piece in growth to some degree, with new options and new video games rolling out ceaselessly. A couple of weeks in the past, for instance, we noticed support for wireless controllers added to Stadia on computers.
Coming soon… maybe
A more relaxed approach to which mobile devices can play Stadia isn’t the only change spotted by 9to5Google, though it’s worth bearing in mind that there’s no guarantee that these hidden features will ever become official.
The latest app teardown reveals more hints of a “touch gamepad” so you can play on a phone without a separate controller – which would certainly make it easier to switch to your phone for a quick gaming session without any extra hardware.
There are also signs that Stadia’s voice chat function is finally going to show up on Android, a potential upgrade that has been coming for quite some time now. Of course adding chat is a little more complicated on smaller devices.
Finally, the code mentions numerous promotions and sales events, so it looks as though Google is going to spend plenty of time advertising the platform in the coming months. One possible future feature is being able to play a game for free over a weekend.