Google’s cloud gaming ambitions with Stadia have been off to a rocky start mainly due to its country and device limitations. Now, Google is bringing experimental support for more smartphones which means as long as your phone can download the Stadia app, you’re good to go. Once you have the app up and running, you’ll need to head over to the Experiments tab in the settings where you should see a “Play on this device” option. Google is not listing any specific device requirements here so it’s still not exactly certain which phones will be able to fit the bill.
In addition, 8 more OnePlus phones are now officially supported by Stadia encompassing the entire lineup from the OnePlus 5 all the way to the 8 Pro.
Another neat new feature for Stadia gamers are the on-screen touch controls which allow you to play without the need for a dedicated physical controller. The new feature is accessible through the new “touch gamepad” option in the settings menu. Google is also rolling out independent resolution control, allowing you to manually set your Stadia resolution output on each device you play.
Google Stadia is still only available in 14 countries, including the US, the UK, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain and Sweden. Google is still committed to expand Stadia’s presence to more devices and regions as quickly as possible.