14 June 2019
We get to know about all the important details related to Google Stadia game streaming service last week but still, there are different questions and doubts that need to be resolved. One such common doubt among gaming enthusiasts is whether their current internet connection is good enough for playing Stadia games. If you are one of them, here is how you can test your internet connection for Google Stadia compatibility.
Google has set up a dedicated internet speed test check web page. The page is accessible by either visiting Google Stadia website and scrolling until testing section or by directly visiting the page itself. On the page, you will see a Check Now button which needs to be clicked for starting the speed test. It is advised that you run the test at least three to five times to get an average internet speed for a better idea.
Google officially recommends a minimum 10Mbps internet connection for 720p game streaming with stereo sound. If you want to stream in 1080p at 60fps or 4K at 60fps with 5.1 surround sound, you should be having an internet speed of 20Mbps and 35Mbps respectively. It goes without saying that if you will have other people or devices using the same connection, it will have an effect on the speed which will eventually affect the gaming experience.
But even if you happen to have a super fast internet connection, it is still more important to know how much data will get consumed while gaming. This becomes even more significant if you have a limited data plan or your ISP throttles the speed once you exhaust the high-speed data cap. A recent report revealed that 4K streaming for about an hour will consume 15.75GB data. And considering that you will not be using all your data for only gaming, you should definitely keep an eye on the data usage.