14 January 2021
As speculated in previous reports, Google has finally expanded Stadia support beyond Pixel devices. An official announcement reveals that Google Stadia will now work on 19 new smartphones released by Samsung. Asus, and Razer. The expansion takes the total count of supported devices to 26 where seven of these belong to Pixel lineup.
Starting with Samsung, Stadia game streaming can now be enjoyed on the latest Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 Plus, and Galaxy S20 Ultra that will go on sale from March 6th. Other phones included in the list are Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Plus, Galaxy S8 Active, Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9 Plus, Galaxy Note 9, Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10 Plus, Galaxy S10E, Galaxy Note 10, and Galaxy Note 10 Plus.
The other two OEMs Asus and Razer have two devices each. The feature gaming smartphones ROG Phone, ROG Phone 2, Razer Phone, and Razer Phone 2. If you own any of these newly added smartphones, all you need is a Stadia subscription and a good enough internet connection and you are good to go.
Google has not said anything about what other OEMs will be included next but as and when it does, we should be seeing another such official announcement. The current list does give an idea that the team is focusing on flagship devices which means even if you are using an upper mid-range device, you will likely have to wait longer than those who own flagships.