Google Stadia is a cloud-based gaming platform developed by Google. It only requires a decent internet connection, no additional hardware is required like GPU. Google plans on ending the console era of gaming and change it into cloud gaming. You can play your favorite games on using Chrome cast Ultra or your phone or your laptop. However, you need to purchase the game first from the Stadia Store. It can deliver 4K HDR/60 fps at a 35 Mbps internet connection. Also, you need to purchase a Google Stadia Premiere bundle in order to use it on your Android phone. However, the first month is free after that you will be charged 9.99$ per month.
In order to play Stadia Games on your Android phone, you need to purchase a Controller. A Playstation 4 or Xbox One Controller will do. Google Stadia application already got 1,000,000+ installs on Play Store.
You don’t need special hardware or an invitation to play, just the screens and controllers you already have. You can purchase a variety of great games on the Stadia store and play them through Wi-Fi and wired internet connections.
|Bandwidth required||Video quality||Audio quality|
720p, 60 FPS
1080p HDR Video, 60 FPS
|35 Mbit/s||4K HDR Video, 60 FPS||5.1 Surround|
Setup Google Stadia on Android
First, you need to download the application “Stadia” on your phone from Google Play Store. However, we will guide you later if it’s not available for you on Google Play Store. Now make an account on Stadia Google. Open the Stadia application and login with the account you made on the website. You don’t need Stadia Pro subscription to play games but you do need to purchase the game.
Google Stadia does not work like PUBG Mobile, you can’t play on it using your fingers. As mentioned earlier, a controller is required to play. You can purchase a cheap Xbox 360 controller from any store and connect it with your phone. If you don’t know how to connect a controller, you need an OTG device to connect it. Google has also developed Google Stadia official controller. A keyboard and mouse won’t work on Google Stadia. Before purchasing the OTG device, first check which port you have, USB-C, or micro-USB port?
If you are not into wires, you can connect a wireless Bluetooth controller, like the PlayStation 4 controller. In order for Google Stadia to recognize the controller, you need to have the latest Android 10 on your device. However, it requires Android 6.0 and up.
Stadia is only available in the US, the UK, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, and Sweden. However, if you are interested in playing on it right now you can use a VPN.
How to download Stadia if it’s not available in your region
If it’s not available in your Google Play Store account, you must be living in a region where it’s not available. Download a VPN and change your region to the USA. Download Stadia APK from this link. Make sure you have changed your region to the USA. Make an account on Stadia and login to the Stadia Application and Play the games.
Masab Farooque is a Tech Geek, Writer, and Founder at The Panther Tech. He is also a lead game developer at 10StaticStudios.
When he is not writing, he is mostly playing video games