Google Stadia is usually marketed as a better alternative to a console because it can be played on any display. Games can be played on an increasing number of Android phones, and the Chrome browser will allow you to stream a game as well. However, if you wanted to play on the couch, you could only do so with the Chromecast Ultra 4K.
The Stadia Blog from Google officially confirmed that the game streaming service will be available on Google's most recent Chromecast device: the Chromecast with Google TV. Furthermore, Stadia will be compatible with a wide range of Android TV devices. The following is a list of devices that will support Stadia starting on June 23.
- 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
If your Android TV or Android TV-powered device isn't on the list, you'll be able to sign up for an experimental Stadia build. Users may find the Stadia app on the Play Store, and once installed, it will be launched and operated after accepting an opt-in disclaimer.
Because it is still in development, reliability and compatibility for unsupported devices cannot be assured. In the following weeks, more devices will be added to the list of compatible hardware. You'll be able to use a Stadia Controller or a Bluetooth controller that's compatible with the Android TV.