What you need to know
- Google Stadia is gaining a new experimental feature on July 28th.
- The feature allows you to stream games over mobile data.
- Google says this isn't meant to be stable, and will work over 4G or 5G networks.
Many users have questioned what it means for Stadia to be a living service with a constant stream of updates, and today we're getting a great example of what that means. Starting today, the Android version of the Stadia app will include an experimental feature which allows you to stream over 4G or 5G networks.
From the Google Stadia Blog:
The app update is rolling out now, but be warned the word experimental is deeply serious here. If the connection to your mobile network isn't great, Stadia won't allow a stream to start. If you're in a moving vehicle, there's a good chance Stadia will not work. This is only really going to be enjoyable if you have a strong 4G/5G connection and you're seated somewhere comfortable.
Grab a chair, play some games, and tell us how it works out for you in the comments.
Everything you need
A good way to start
This bundle includes everything you need to get started with Stadia. It includes the controller, Chromecast Ultra, Destiny 2, Samurai Shodown, and three months of the Stadia Pro subscription for you and a friend. It's a great way to begin your game streaming journey.
Pick up the parts
You can buy everything together or you can get just the basics for Stadia. The Chromecast Ultra is available to purchase now and lets you stream 4K TV as well as play games.
All you need
A firm grip on what's needed
The Stadia Controller is all you need to use Stadia if you already have the Chromecast Ultra. You can also use it on your other devices. Get the Wasabi colored one, it's gorgeous.
Russell is a Contributing Editor at Android Central. He's a former server admin who has been using Android since the HTC G1, and quite literally wrote the book on Android tablets. You can usually find him chasing the next tech trend, much to the pain of his wallet. Find him on Facebook and Twitter
To little to late this should of been on from the start
Very few people will be able to really take advantage of it. Few people have truely unlimited data plans on their mobile. Typical throttled data wouldn't be quick enough to stream constantly .
Depends on circumstances and whether you are subjected to throttling. While every carrier has a threshold over which they reserve the right to apply throttling, that doesn't mean they actually do. I haven't been throttled on my VZ hotspot in years, and have pushed close to a TB of data in a month.
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