Google Stadia goes live on iOS via web app

Google Stadia goes live on iOS via web app

Nearly a month after announcing its iOS web app and a year since the service was launched, Google Stadia is now up and running on iPhones and iPads. For now, the platform is only supported on Apple’s Safari web browser and you’ll have to be on the latest iOS 14.3/iPadOS 14.3 build on your device to get access.

Google Stadia officially available on iOS via web app

Accessing your games catalog and all gameplay happens directly in the browser once you sign in to your account. Google also recommends you add a web shortcut on your home screen for the best experience. You’ll be able to play all games via touch controls directly on your device. Google’s Stadia controller as well as Sony’s DualShock 4 controller and Microsoft’s Xbox One controller and are also officially supported.

Apple did not allow a proper Stadia app as it deemed it to violate its App Store terms and conditions. Nvidia’s GeForce Now followed a similar approach to Google Stadia when it launched its web app last month while Microsoft’s xCloud service was blocked by Apple though it will also come as a browser app in spring of 2021.

Google Stadia officially available on iOS via web app

Google Stadia is currently available in over 22 countries including the UK, US, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the Czech Republic.

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