Best answer: Yes, Stadia supports cross-platform play. However, Google has not specified which outside services or devices cross-platform will work with in the future.
- Stream to your TV pack: Stadia Premeire Pack ($75 at Google)
- Portability: Lenovo Chromebook Flex 5 ($385 at Amazon)
- Google's own: Pixel 5 ($700 at Amazon)
What is cross-platform play?
As more services and platforms begin to offer the ability to play games with someone regardless of what system is used, it raises the question: Does Stadia support cross-platform play? For example, when your friend is using the new PlayStation 5, can you play along together using Stadia? Most games on consoles today only allow people to play against others using the same console, but cross-platform play between devices opens up a whole new world for players across the board.
Which devices will support cross-platform play with Stadia?
It's unknown if Stadia will support cross-play between consoles such as Xbox One X, PlayStation 5, or Nintendo Switch. Still, at the very least, it supports cross-play between Stadia-capable devices including the best Chromebooks, best Android phones, and Chromecast.
Will cross-platform play be available in every game?
At the moment, cross-platform isn't available on every game, or even in the best Stadia games, but Destiny 2 does offer cross-save, with cross-platform play coming in 2021. But Google appears to be working with developers to have this feature supported on as many games as possible. Even though Google is shutting down its in-house game development studio, the effort will be extended to working with third-party studios that much more.
Stream on your TV
With Google's Stadia Premiere pack, you can take advantage of Stadia's 4K support and stream your games in the highest resolution possible from Chromecast and enjoy the new Stadia controller for less than buying them separately, and you also get three months of Stadia Pro.
If you're looking for great performing Chromebook to start streaming your games anywhere you go, Lenovo's Flex 5 convertible laptop is there for you. It may not support 4K resolution, but you'll still have a blast playing against your friends.
Keeps getting better
One of the best.
Those in the market for a new phone will want to check out the Pixel 5, the company's latest and greatest in the Pixel series of devices. What makes it even better is that it supports Stadia game streaming, so you can take your games anywhere.
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