Google Stadia at GDC 2019Source: Android Central

What you need to know

  • Google Stadia releases on November 19th.
  • It is a game streaming service that can stream through Chromecast.
  • Stadia's servers will keep your game running for 10 minutes if someone casts to a device you are using and takes over the screen.

Worried about someone casting to your device while you're in the middle of a game being streamed with Google Stadia? The company has a solution. It's not ideal seeing as the other person will still take over the screen, but Google is giving you 10 minutes to find another one to cast on.

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Andrey Doronichev, Director of Product for Stadia, responded to a question asking as much during a Reddit AMA.

If someone casts something while you're playing, they'll take over the screen. But the game will keep running on our server for the next 10 minutes. So you have enough time to fight it out with your loved ones and get back to it. Or… just grab your laptop or Pixel phone, go to your room and continue from where you left off.

Considering how much of a mess this launch is looking to be, I'll take the little victories where I can get them. Google Stadia launches on November 19th.

Everything you need

Stadia Founder's Edition

A good way to start

This bundle includes everything you need to get started with Google Stadia. It includes the controller, Chromecast Ultra, Destiny 2, 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

Chromecast Ultra

HD streaming

You can buy everything together or you can get just the basics for Google Stadia. The Chromecast Ultra is available to purchase now and lets you stream 4K TV as well as play games when Stadia launches in November.

All you need

Google Stadia controller

A firm grip on what's needed

The Stadia controller is all you need to use Google Stadia if you already have the Chromecast Ultra. You can also use it on your other devices too. Get the Wasabi colored one, it's gorgeous.

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