New Stadia App Spotted On Google TV

Everyone thought that when Google Stadia launched a year ago that it’d allow you to stream video games directly to your Chromecast in the same way you could stream videos, but it didn’t turn out that way. Stadia could only be streamed to your mobile device while Google promised that Chromecast streaming would arrive at a later date.

Well, that date might be coming sooner than expected. A recent posting to the Stadia subreddit from user rmeestudios shows that the Google Stadia app is now an available option on Google TV even though it says that the “device isn’t compatible with this version” for now.

However, the fact that the app is showing at all seems to be an indicator of where Google is at in terms of Stadia’s development. Google has promised that the latest generation of Google TV-enabled Chromecasts will be able to stream Stadia games in the first half of 2021, and here we are in the first half of 2021 with Google bringing the Stadia App to Google TV. So far, promises kept.

Of course, if you just can’t wait for Google to get finished tuning Stadia to work on Google TV, you can always just use this workaround from Android Central to install Stadia yourself. You essentially take advantage of the new Chrome with Google TV’s more robust operating system which allows you to manually install applications so long as you’re willing to jump through a few hoops.

You can manually install and run the Stadia APK file after setting Google TV to run in Experiments mode, which allows you to run features that are still in development. No promises on how well Stadia will run in this mode, of course, as Google is still working on ironing out the kinks.

In the meantime, you can still pick up Crayta for free on Stadia, one of the platform’s few exclusive titles. A game creation platform, Crayta is looking to be the next version of Roblox, only without the voxel-style graphics.

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