17 December 2020
After exactly one year since the launch, Google has announced that Stadia will arrive on iPhone and iPad devices very soon. Stadia is a cloud-based game streaming service that works on all major platforms except Apple's iOS. This is because of Apple's policies and restrictions imposed on such apps. While the situation has not changed even a bit, Google has decided to provide the gaming experience on iOS through a workaround.
As reported by Polygon, Google is working on a Stadia web app for iOS users so that they can also stream their favorite games. It is currently under development phase with public testing expected to begin “several weeks from now". It is kind of sad that there is no specific timeline around the release but it is good to see at least the process has begun.
This is not the first time we are seeing a company take this route. Microsoft had to scrap its plans of releasing a dedicated app on iOS and go for the web app approach. Most recently, the Amazon Luna gaming streaming service was announced and even it will be made available to iPhone and iPad users through a web-based version.
Stadia is one of the most popular game streaming services. It has had a good response so far and has also increased its game catalog over the months. We will keep you updated about Stadia's availability plans for iOS devices.