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Get a Stadia Controller and Chromecast Ultra for an insanely low $22 right now

Google is currently offering over 70% off on the Stadia Premiere Edition bundle to celebrate Stadia's second anniversary. The bundle consists of everything you need to kick off your cloud gaming journey, including a Stadia Controller and a Chromecast Ultra. In addition, it includes power adapters for both devices. The Stadia Premiere Edition bundle usually retails...

[Update: More free trials] Stadia now lets you try out select games for 30 minutes

Google’s latest attempt to get you hooked to its Stadia cloud gaming service is free game trials. While Google already offers a free trial of Stadia Pro to new users, the latest experiment allows users to try out select titles before purchasing. As per various reports (via 9to5Google), Google is now offering a free 30-minute trial...

Google is improving the Stadia Controller experience on Android TV

Google Stadia is a streaming service that aims to bring you all the games you want, wherever you want. It has had a mixed track record since its introduction, but the service has improved significantly over the past few months. Stadia finally arrived on Android TV in June, and a new app teardown on the...

Get a free Stadia Premiere Edition with any $59.99+ Stadia purchase

Google Stadia is a platform that I have personally enjoyed quite a lot, though it's hard for it to overcome some of its biggest technological barriers. It's hard to say where the platform stands exactly, and many feel right in saying that the writing has been on the wall ever since the company shut down...

Stadia’s “Phone Link” turns your smartphone into a Stadia controller

Google Stadia has announced a new feature called "Phone Link". When Stadia first came out, the only controller that you could use for a long time was the Google Stadia controller. Later came support for third-party controllers like an Xbox, PlayStation, or Nintendo Switch controller, or touch controls when playing on your smartphone. Phone Link...

[Update: Fixed in Android 12] Many Android 11 users are having trouble getting games to recognize their controllers

Ever since Android 11 rolled out, users have been facing issues while trying to connect a gaming controller with their smartphones. According to the reports, phones running Android 11 are either not able to recognize controllers as input devices or they don't let users map their keys properly. As per a thread regarding the bug on...

Stadia+ is the Chrome extension every Stadia player needs

I've been playing games streamed from the cloud through Google Stadia recently, and I've really enjoyed being able to play a wide variety of games whenever and wherever I want. While the service has gained a lot of quality-of-life improvements in the last few months, it isn't perfect. There are no debugging options, and a...

Google’s Stadia has every reason to be doing well, but its biggest problems may be out of its control

Cloud gaming has never really taken off before, and the closest we've ever had to a mainstream experience has been through the likes of Google Stadia. Stadia launched in 2019, boasting only a handful of games, and has expanded and grown with more games added every month to the service. One of the biggest hurdles to...

Google teases a “transformational feature” for Android 12 and new game mode APIs

I/O is Google's biggest developer conference each year, and this year's event is where we saw the unveiling of Android 12. I/O isn't the only Google-led developer conference that shares Android news, however. On Monday, the 2021 Google for Games Developer Summit kicks off with hours of keynotes spanning two days. Ahead of the event,...

Here are the games coming to Google Stadia Pro subscribers for July 2021!

Google Stadia is expanding the number of games available to Stadio Pro subscribers for the month of July. There are dozens of games for free on Stadia Pro on any given month. The four games listed below join the likes of Hotline Miami 2, Orcs Must Die! 3, and Little Nightmare II. All of these games...

Google Stadia app finally arrives on Android TV devices

Google Stadia launched almost two years ago in November 2018, and while many of the platform's original issues have now been fixed, the lack of proper TV support has remained consistent. Google didn't even have Stadia available at launch on its new Chromecast with Google TV, which was released eight months ago. Thankfully for anyone...

AT&T is giving customers a free Stadia subscription for 6 months

Google is doing everything it can to make Stadia a success. Earlier this week, the company finally expanded the service to Chromecast with Google TV and Android TV. Now it’s eyeing AT&T’s subscribers to expand its userbase. On Tuesday, AT&T and Google announced a new promotional deal that will offer AT&T 5G unlimited wireless and...