Stadia is Google’s new streaming service for games — no console needed
Written by millennium on March 24, 2019
It is, however, launching a streaming service just for video games that will work on any TV with
Chromecast, computers running a Chrome browser, and Google’s Pixel devices. You don’t download the games to your devices, just play them over any Wi-Fi connection.
The Netflix-like product is called Stadia (that’s the proper plural of “stadium”) and is expected to launch later this year with big name titles including “Assassins Creed Odyssey” and special YouTube features. Even without a console, it could help Google ( ) take on game industry leaders Microsoft ( ), Sony ( ) and Nintendo ( ).
Google announced its big foray into gaming Tuesday during a presentation at, fittingly, the annual Game Developers Conference in San Francisco.
Before the conference, the company’s head of gaming sat down with CNN Business to talk about the top secret project, previously rumored to be codenamed “Yeti,” and give us a hands-on demo.