Now you can obtain and set up the Stadia for Android TV app from the Google Play Retailer, however we nonetheless have some ready to do.
Replace: As of this morning, the app has totally launched, permitting you to get your sport on from any Android TV or Google TV gadget.
For months now, we’ve been monitoring the event of an Android TV app for Stadia, Google’s sport streaming service. Earlier this month, Google introduced that Stadia could be obtainable to play on Android TV and Google TV gadgets on June 23.
As noticed by a member of the Android TV Reddit community, Stadia for Android TV is now obtainable for obtain from the Play Retailer. As you may anticipate, since June 23 has not but rolled round, the app presently doesn’t but let you play Stadia video games. As a substitute, you’re greeted with a “Coming quickly” message.
Stadia for Android TV just isn’t obtainable presently
Replace 6/23: Google has now formally launched the Stadia for Android TV app, permitting gamers to register to their accounts and get taking part in on Android TV and Google TV gadgets of all kinds. As soon as logged in, the app walks you thru the right way to join a controller and will get you set as much as play.
Nevertheless, earlier than you see this message, you’re introduced by means of a Google Account choice display screen. This strongly means that Stadia for Android TV will help signing in with a number of accounts, one thing that the cell app can’t do.
Notably, Stadia for Android TV has a special bundle identify in comparison with the cell app, that means they’re two distinct apps with two distinct Play Retailer listings. Within the new Play Store listing, we discover a new demo screenshot (above) that reveals off help for get together chat, one other characteristic not but obtainable in Stadia’s cell app.
One other key distinction between the 2 variations of the app is that the Android TV app makes use of considerably much less area. The place the cell Stadia APK makes use of properly over 100MB of space for storing, the Android TV app solely makes use of 56MB. On gadgets with severely restricted storage quantities, just like the Chromecast with Google TV, which has solely a mere 4.4GB obtainable, this discount is far appreciated.
For those who’ve sideloaded the cell app onto your Android TV, you’ll be able to nonetheless play from that model of the app till Stadia’s Android TV app correctly launches on Wednesday. As they’re thought of separate apps, you’ll be able to hold them each put in side-by-side till then, however you’ll possible need to uninstall the cell app in a while to avoid wasting space for storing.
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