Google Stadia has arrived on iOS more than a year after its launch, and Google’s cloud gaming service now supports iPhones and iPads.
A few weeks after announcing the proximity of iOS support, the company launched a web app to access the service.
Google says: You need to update to iOS 14.3, which is the new update to iOS that was released earlier this week.
This means that any user of the service, whether on a free or paid account, will be able to access the Google Stadia game library via Apple devices.
Google, like other competing cloud services, uses the Safari browser for mobile devices; Due to Apple’s restrictions on cloud gaming applications, which means that gaming services cannot exist in their current form through the App Store.
You can access Google’s cloud gaming service through its website via the Safari browser, or by creating an icon for the home screen that turns the service into a progressive web application, so that it works almost identically to the original application.
Unlike Nvidia’s GeForce Now or the planned web version of Microsoft’s xCloud service, Google Stadia has a free tier with no restrictions, and now offers two free games, with more to come.
Most of the games require a gamepad, and iOS supports Apple’s controllers for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 platforms using Bluetooth, in addition to the joystick designed specifically for iOS, and you can also play using the Google service joystick, but it is optional.
Google Stadia works somewhat like a cloud gaming platform, and you have to purchase games for the platform, which you can then stream from a data center near you.
Recent additions include Cyberpunk 2077 and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.
You can optionally become a Stadia Pro subscriber, and in addition to the games you have purchased through the platform, the subscription gives you access to the game library and streaming videos in 4K resolution, for $ 9.99 a month.