Google Stadia now available on Android devices from Samsung, ASUS, and Razer smartphones


Interested in Google Stadia but don't have a Pixel smartphone? That's no longer an issue as Google has begun to roll out the service to other third-party Android devices. Starting 20 February 2020, Stadia will work on selected Samsung, ASUS, and Razer smartphones.

As a reminder, Google Stadia is a game streaming service that first launched in November last year. Through this service, you can essentially stream games in its games library to TVs, laptops or desktop computers. All you need is a WiFi connection and a compatible controller, but you will need the Stadia Controller and a Google Chromecast Ultra if you want to stream it to a TV.

It's also possible to stream to a smartphone, except it was previously limited to Google Pixel devices only. But Google is now making Stadia playable on 19 other Android smartphones, greatly increasing the device coverage for the service. This move suggests that Google will continue to make Stadia playable on more devices in the future. For now, here's a list of newly Stadia supported phones:

  • Samsung Galaxy S8
  • Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
  • Samsung Galaxy S8 Active
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8
  • Samsung Galaxy S9
  • Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 9
  • Samsung Galaxy S10
  • Samsung Galaxy S10e
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus
  • Samsung Galaxy S20
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
  • Razer Phone
  • Razer Phone 2
  • ASUS ROG Phone
  • ASUS ROG Phone II

Google isn't seeing too much success with Stadia so far because of lag and pricing. Those who've managed to test the service have reported frustrating levels of lag and aren't too hot on the pricing model. This is because you also have to purchase games before being able to play them via Stadia, on top of the monthly subscription of USD 9.99 (~RM42).

Google Stadia has a long way to go before it's commercially viable. Most importantly, the issue with lag needs to be addressed first. With that said, would you buy into Stadia if lag is no longer an issue or would you prefer to stick to a PC or console? Let us know on our Facebook page and stay tuned to for more news.