Google Stadia Will Only Run On Wi-Fi At Launch

Joanna Estrada
October 20, 2019

This week, Google declared that Stadia, its game-spilling stage, is turning out November 19.

If you purchased the Stadia Founder's Edition or Premiere Edition, you'll have access to three months of Stadia Pro, which includes getting to play Destiny 2: The Collection. According to Akamai's latest State of the Internet Report, our internet connection speeds are now slower than 50 other nations, including the likes of Thailand, Estonia, Bulgaria and Kenya. Here's the full list of countries with better internet than Australia. When Stadia launches next month, that will not be the case. We might have assumed that would extend to the new Pixel 4, and now Google has confirmed not only that much, but that Stadia will also be compatible with Pixel 2 phones.

A post on the official Stadia subreddit this afternoon confirmed that the controller's signature wireless connection to the data center - for what is believed to be the lowest latency experience - is only available on your TV via Chromecast.

The inherent service nature of Stadia means the "platform will frequently evolve", based on a Google community supervisor.

So, you need the Chromecast Ultra and the Stadia controller, at least at launch.

A Stadia controller, a PlayStation DualShock 4 controller, an Xbox One controller or other supported controller.

Google Stadia hasn't been released yet, but new information keeps trickling out that might worry some gamers.

Initially, only Pixel 3 and Pixel 3a were expected to support the latest offering from the U.S. based search engine giant. Because the tech giant has revealed that the Pixel phones with Stadia support must use Wi-Fi connection to play. A large portion of us sit close enough to our PCs that a wire wont be a bothera greater issue on a cell phone screen, in any event. If you're just playing Stadia on your home phone, the Wi-Fi restriction is not a problem, but if you want to play your game on the bus or at the park?

Fine. I get it. What's in the Founder's Pack?

Google Stadia not work on the original Pixel phone, and it's not clear why.

Of course, this is another blow to Google's promise that Stadia subscribers would be able to seamlessly switch between screens to play games on the move.

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