Google Stadia Will Support These Devices At Launch
Google’s premiere game-streaming platform Stadia is surely looking impressive in the months since its initial reveal, the service already sporting an all-star lineup of titles for when it goes live later this year. Utilizing the Stadia controller or supported alternatives, players are able to access any of these games through Google’s large array of Chrome-supported devices, though it appears not every one of them will be available to do so at launch.
Chrome certainly assures a wide, readily-available install base, but only a small range of devices are confirmed to have Stadia capability for the platform’s introductory ‘Founder’s Edition.’ Google recently clarified which hardware will have debuting access, confirming the company’s own line of Pixel 3 and Pixel 3a mobile devices will be the first to enable Stadia alongside Chromecast Ultra and tablets running Chrome OS. A compiled list of supported devices can be viewed below.
- Google Pixel 3
- Google Pixel 3XL
- Google Pixel 3a
- Google Pixel 3a XL
- Google Chromecast Ultra
- ASUS Chromebook Tablet CT100
- CTL Chromebook Tab Tx1
- Google Pixel Slate
- HP Chromebook x2
While these select devices will be able to start online streaming on launch day, much more are planned to be added as the release draws closer. Google assures non-compatible users will still have access to another version of the Stadia app, one focused on “purchasing games and managing your content.” Compatibility for this app is much more inclusive, with anyone using an “iOS 11+ or Android M+ device” able to download.
Google Stadia is scheduled to launch its Founder’s Edition sometime this November.
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