phones. Official support for 13 Samsung phones, plus a few Asus and Razer gaming phones, is coming in a few days. But you’ll still need to hardwire these phones to the Stadia controller with a USB cable., is no longer just for Pixel
If you’re interested in playing with Google Stadia, these are the phones you can use, starting Feb. 20: Samsung’s Galaxy S8, , , , , , , , S10 Plus, , , the Asus ROG Phone and , plus the Razer Phone and . That means the official Google Stadia app will work on those phones. Previously many Android phones could by setting the browser to desktop mode, but this was a suboptimal experience.
Stadia works with Bluetooth controllers wirelessly, but needs a tether for Google’s own Stadia controller. Google is working on support via a phone without a USB cable, but that still isn’t here yet (you can play Stadia on a TV via Chromecast Ultra wirelessly, though).
There are other streaming gaming players out there, including Microsoft. for a future premium game streaming ( ) service that will be announced later this year.
Google’s streaming game service still feels like an expensive early-adopter experiment, and promised YouTube-focused features and astill aren’t here yet, but could be announced later this spring. For the .