Last September, Google announced several new products including the all new Chromecast with Google TV. This brand new and redesigned streaming device is the successor to the Chromecast Ultra and comes with it’s own dedicated remote. Surprisingly, the Chromecast with Google TV did not launch with Stadia support. Instead, Google announced that support for Stadia would come within the first half of 2021.
Today, the seemingly long wait ended. Google announced that support for Stadia on Chromecast with Google TV is right around the corner and is launching on June 23, 2021. Furthermore, Google also revealed that come June 23rd, you will also be able to play Stadia on compatible Android TV OS devices.
Officially supported Android TV OS devices on June 23
On June 23rd, you will be officially able to play Stadia on the following devices Android TV OS devices:
- Chromecast with Google TV
- Hisense Android Smart TVs (U7G, U8G, U9G)
- Nvidia Shield TV
- Nvidia Shield TV Pro
- Onn FHD Streaming Stick and UHD Streaming Device
- Philips 8215, 8505, and OLED 935/805 Series Android TVs
- Xiaomi MIBOX3 and MIBOX4
For launch, not all Android TV OS devices are officially supported. While Google is working on getting Stadia support for more Android TV OS devices, you can enable experimental support in the Stadia app to test it out. To play, all you need to do is install the Stadia app for the Play Store on your Android TV OS device and launch it.
What controller do I need to play Stadia through Chromecast with Google TV?
When playing Stadia through your Chromecast with Google TV or other Android TV OS device, you’ll be able to use a Stadia controller or compatible Bluetooth controllers that you already own. Google will be putting out a new and updated list of compatible Bluetooth controllers that you will be able to use on Chromecast with Google TV and other Android TV OS devices.
In the meantime, below is a chart that shows you some of the compatible Bluetooth controllers that you can use to play Stadia.
|Xbox One Controller||Yes|
|Xbox Adaptive Controller||Yes|
|Nintendo Switch Pro Controller||Yes|
Make sure to check back for an updated list of compatible Bluetooth controllers closer to Android TV OS launch on June 23,2021.
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