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Stadia won't support Android TVs at launch, coming instead in 2020

Stadia's cloud-streaming service will come to Android TVs in 2020, and might require Android 11 R

Derek Strickland | Sep 16, 2019 at 6:22 pm CDT (2 mins, 46 secs time to read)

Google's new Stadia game-streaming service won't support native Android-powered TVs at launch, but functionality will be added in 2020.

Stadia won't support Android TVs at launch, coming instead in 2020 | TweakTown.com

Although it's touted as a revolutionary service that brings gaming to devices you already own, Stadia will only support three platforms at launch: PC and laptops via Chrome browsers, Chromecast for TVs, and Pixel 3 phones and above. Android-enabled televisions won't get Stadia support until after 2020, and even then it could require Android 11 R in order to run. You'll have to buy a Chromecast Ultra in order to play Stadia on an HDTV in 2019.

The news was passed along via a closed XDA Developers event that confirmed Stadia is coming to Android TVs in 2020. The service aims to take on consoles with a digital online-only subscription that gives players access to a games market. It's not an all-you-can-play type service, though, and gamers will have to buy games a la carte unless they buy into the Stadia Pro subscription. Then you get a free game a month plus sweeping discounts on the store.

There's also a free Stadia version that's dropping in 2020 that charges full price for all games.

Google Stadia will launch this November on Google Chrome, Chromecast, and Pixel 3 phones and above.

The following games were announced for Stadia at launch:

Stadia Launch Games

  • Baldur's Gate 3
  • Borderlands 3
  • Ghost Recon: Breakpoint
  • Gylt
  • Get Packed
  • The Division 2
  • The Crew 2
  • GRID
  • FM
  • Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid
  • Mortal Kombat 11
  • Farming Simulator 19
  • The Elder Scrolls Online
  • Darksiders: Genesis
  • Trials Rising
  • Wolfenstein: The New Order
  • Just Dance
  • Thumper
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider
  • Dragonball Xenoverse 2
  • Final Fantasy XV
  • RAGE 2
  • Samurai Showdown
  • Metro Exodus
  • Assassin's Creed: Odyssey

Check below for pricing information:

Stadia Pro: $10 a month

  • Three months included in Founder's Edition.
  • Part of Founder's Edition
  • Resolution: Up to 4K
  • Frame rate: 60 FPS
  • Sound: 5.1 surround sound
  • Buy games whenever you want: Yes
  • Additional free games released regularly: Yes, starting with Destiny 2: The Collection
  • Stadia Pro-exclusive discounts on select game purchases: Yes
  • $9.99 / mo

Stadia Base: FREE

  • Coming next year
  • Resolution: Up to 1080p
  • Frame rate: 60 FPS
  • Sound: Stereo
  • Buy games whenever you want: Yes
  • Additional free games released regularly: No
  • Stadia Pro-exclusive discounts on select game purchases: No
  • Free

Stadia Founder's Edition $129

  • First access to Stadia
  • Chromecast Ultra
  • Limited Edition Stadia controller
  • 3 months of Stadia Pro access + 3 months of friend access
  • Full Destiny 2 experience

Last updated: Apr 6, 2020 at 04:44 pm CDT

NEWS SOURCE:xda-developers.com
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Derek is absorbed with the intersection of technology and gaming, and is always looking forward to new advancements. With over six years in games journalism under his belt, Derek aims to further engage the gaming sector while taking a peek under the tech that powers it. He hopes to one day explore the stars in No Man's Sky with the magic of VR.

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