Google Stadia update includes support for touchscreen controls and Android TV app support

Google Stadia update includes support for touchscreen controls and Android TV app support

An update for Google Stadia contains code that points at touchscreen controls and Android TV app support. This news comes after Google shut down a number of first-part Stadia studios

Digit NewsDesk  | Published 26 Mar 2021 13:17 IST

Even though Google has shut down Stadia first-party studios, it looks like the game streaming platform is still alive and kicking. In fact, in a report on 9to5Google, a new Stadia update looks to include touchscreen controls, the ability to take notes and an Android-TV app. As far as we know, users can play games on Stadia using the proprietary controller, third-party controllers as well as a mouse and keyboard. This new update seems to add the ability to use touch screen controls on games when played on devices such as a phone or tablet. 

Google Stadia could come with touchscreen controls soon

There don’t seem to be too many new games with touchscreen controls so we’ll have to see how Google manages to integrate it all. Also, as of now, the feature only seems to be present for the Android version of the platform. Stadia could also come with support for the Android TV app. The update includes a reference to installing Stadia on Android TV. The report also states that you will be able to sign-in to multiple profiles as well. Just a reminder that Google Stadia is not available in India. 

In other Stadia news, the Microsoft Edge browser on the Xbox One and Series X/S can now actually run Google Stadia. This development comes after the consoles received the recent Alpha update. The Edge browser is based on Google Chromium, so it isn’t a stretch to see how gamers managed to get Stadia running on it. As of right now, users can only use a Stadia controller to play games with no support for the mouse and keyboard. Users who were invited to the latest Alpha Skip-Ahead build for Xbox were treated to the Edge browser. 

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