18 months after launch, Google Stadia now supports Android TV

Google Stadia: Now for televisions.

Enlarge / Google Stadia: Now for televisions. (credit: Google)

Televisions and video games have gone together since the beginning. It only makes sense: If you want to play a AAA video game, you often want to do it on the biggest, best screen in the house. So we’re a bit mystified that, just now, 18 months after launch, Google’s video game platform will support Google’s television platform.

Google has announced that starting this month, Stadia will have support for Android TV. First up is official support for the following devices:

  • Chromecast with Google TV
  • Hisense Android Smart TVs (U7G, U8G, U9G)
  • Nvidia Shield TV
  • Nvidia Shield TV Pro
  • Walmart Onn FHD Streaming Stick and UHD Streaming Device
  • Philips 8215, 8505, and OLED 935/805 Series Android TVs
  • Xiaomi MIBOX3 and MIBOX4

Google adds that for Android TV devices not on this list, users will be able to “opt into experimental support to play Stadia.” The company warns, “While this feature is still in development and not every Android TV OS device will work perfectly, you can now try out Stadia and play your favorite games on more screens than ever before.”

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