The iPhone/iPad beta was first announced last month and now, it’s officially live. This option is available for those that have both the Pro Stadia membership and the free version as well, giving players a way to access those game libraries on Apple devices.
For those that may be on the fence, the free tier for Google Stadia doesn’t have the restrictions that some of its competitors have, allowing players to opt into the streaming experience through the Stadia website or through the app. There are also a couple of free games to enjoy with this as well, including Super Bomberman R and Destiny 2 (which is the big one with Beyond Light being met with such a positive reception).
To say that Stadia had a rocky launch would be a massive understatement
Between Cyberpunk 2077’s semi-unintentional signaling for the Stadia and the iOS open doors, this service is poised to become a major contender for next year if this particular progress continues on at a steady rate and if consumers are willing to give it another shot.
When the Stadia first launched, I ran Destiny 2 on the web browser flawlessly. I didn’t encounter many of the tech issues that some reported, which is not meant to be a statement to belittle that experience at all. This technology has potential but Google needs to know how to nurture that ecosystem, and players need to know about the tech surrounding this streaming service as well for their own personal setup limitations. To learn more about Google Stadia, you can check out the official website right here, as well as our previous coverage.
As for the Stadia iPhone beta, it has officially begun rolling out, but is not available for all at this time depending upon region.