Launched in 14 countries in November 2019, Stadia is Google’s cloud gaming platform. After this description, we expect an incredible project, but after a year of existence, the returns are far from unanimous. Stadia, for its part, mocks the critics and is calmly moving forward. Stadia will soon be available as standard on Chromebooks and is not yet compatible with all Android smartphones, let alone iOS.
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However, we got our hands on a new app in the App Store that lets you play on iPhone and iPad through Stadia. The rules set by Apple are not yet ready to welcome cloud gaming services like Stadia, xCloud or GeForce Now. Shadow is one of the exceptions. The application we uncovered is therefore not officially approved. It’s called Stadium and its developer u / zmknox has a full Reddit article about it. If we want to believe his explanations, just download the application, fill in some information and connect to his Google account.
Of course, Stadium isn’t the first service to offer this type of opportunity, but this application makes the process a lot easier. American media The Verge took the risk of downloading this unofficial application and was able to test out some games. The feedback is pretty mixed. First, the Stadia interface doesn’t adapt well to iPhones. Then the DualShock 4 controller used for the test was disconnected in the middle of the game for no reason. So as for the iPhone, the experience doesn’t seem terrible.
However, by staying on Reddit, we were able to find a lot more positive testimonials when it comes to the iPad. Many users have said that the workaround is perfect for them. It remains to be seen whether Google will ban this application or whether the Mountain View company will instead use the positive comments to launch the official application.