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TouchStadia: You can now play Stadia on Android with on-screen controls!

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Articles: The Verge, Android Central, 9to5Google, XDA Developers, Android Police, Android Headlines, and Stadia Source

Reddit thread: https://www.reddit.com/r/Stadia/comments/f8e33w/touchstadia_you_can_now_play_stadia_on_android/

 

Hi folks!

 

I recently got TouchStadia working for Android, and it seems that many people are enjoying being able to play Stadia with on-screen controls! I think that TouchStadia works pretty well, though I am obviously biased as the developer. I hope that you're able to give it a shot if you have a Stadia account, and to draw your own conclusions about it! Here's a video of TouchStadia working on Android:

 

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The Verge:

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TouchStadia adds a controller directly to your phone’s screen, essentially turning any game into a touch-based experience. Although it’s hard to replicate the feeling of a controller or keyboard, especially for games that require precision, it’s a worthwhile substitution for those who are looking for a fast and easy fix. The feature has to be enabled manually in Chrome on Android and installed via an extension while browsing in desktop mode; its GitHub page has full instructions.

 

9to5Google:

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TouchStadia is built on web technology, using browser APIs to create a touchable visual overlay over your Google Stadia stream, adding buttons and making the left and right halves of the screen into giant invisible thumbsticks. To make this possible, TouchStadia requires you to use Google Stadia’s web app instead of the Android app, which means there’s no restriction on what phone you can play from.

 

XDA Developers:

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Granted, using on-screen controls is an inferior experience to using a dedicated hardware controller. But having the option itself is a massive plus point, and Google failed to provide this option. Imposing limitations was the theme around Stadia’s rollout, so this wasn’t entirely surprising.

 

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I can see the use in this but stadia still has two problems for me

 

1: the latency is insane

2: it’s google.  They data mine.

 

It is a step forward but The two top ones remain deal breakers.  It doesn’t matter how awesome other features of stadia might be, until the other problems get addressed it just doesn’t matter.


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The Stadia service itself is not great. But good effort on the dev.

 

This has always been the spirit of Android development - porting and translating stuff for Android users.

 

Now instead of having to be stuck in the living room to play Stadia games, we can play it on a mobile device anywhere with good internet.

 

No idea how well it will perform with weak phones though. Might fizz up like the Chromecast.

 

Its baffling Google don't have a proper client for its own consumer platform.


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I thought that Stadia finally worked on non-Pixel phones at first.

 

Naw, just touch controls.


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16 minutes ago, Monkey Dust said:

Stadia is still a thing?

Still? Are you implying that it was a thing at some point?


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On 2/24/2020 at 10:35 PM, Bombastinator said:

I can see the use in this but stadia still has two problems for me

 

1: the latency is insane

2: it’s google.  They data mine.

 

It is a step forward but The two top ones remain deal breakers.  It doesn’t matter how awesome other features of stadia might be, until the other problems get addressed it just doesn’t matter.

have you tried it? i've been playing since launch and latency has never been an issue for me

@Nowak they expanded it to galaxy phones since the s8 as well as the rog and razr phones


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