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Google Stadia is free to try via any Android phone

By Liu Hongzuo - on 12 Jun 2020, 11:59am

Google Stadia is free to try via any Android phone

In their latest community update, the team working on Google Stadia (Google's cloud-based gaming platform) announced that users could try the service via any Android phone - for free.

According to the Stadia team, an Android phone user needs only to install the Stadia app via the Google Play Store, and opt into the experimental feature. To do so, they'll need to hop inside the Settings menu and look for the Experiments tab, and select "Play on this device".

Besides the new experimental feature, Google Stadia is also now officially supported on OnePlus 5, 5T, 6, 6T, 7, 7 Pro, 7 Pro 5G, 7T, 7T Pro, and 7T Pro 5G. These devices join the previously supported OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro, as well as other supported phones (full list here).

With Google Stadia being free to try for anybody with a Gmail account since April, fans of videogames can now give Google Stadia a whirl and form their opinions about the cloud gaming platform.

First version of Mobile Controls on Google Stadia. Source: Google Stadia.

Other new features in the latest Google Stadia update also includes their first-ever version of mobile touch controls and individual, per-device-basis resolution selection.

Source: Google Stadia (forums) via The Verge