Apple makes it difficult for game streaming services to provide iOS apps to iPhone and iPad owners. The solution adopted by these streaming media services is to provide access through the web browsers on these devices. The latest approach is Google Stadia, because they finally introduced the service to Apple devices more than a year after they finally released it on other platforms.
The statement was posted on Twitter by the official Stadia account yesterday. The tweet includes a short video teaching users how to access the service, which is very simple. Proceed as follows:
- Launch your Safari iOS browser
- Go to Stadia.com
- Sign in with your Google account
- Begin to play
You can add web application shortcuts to the home screen to make it more accessible, as shown in the video.
Stadia is now available on iOS devices! Yes, you read that right. Starting today, you can sign into https://t.co/AoYhdVnzGu on your Safari iOS browser and begin playing your favorite games. Try it for yourself today! pic.twitter.com/iQhoAu8NtX
— Stadia (@GoogleStadia) December 16, 2020
Stadia on iOS can be used with the official Stadia controller, as well as the DualShock 4 and Xbox One controllers.
All these controllers are connected to the iPhone or iPad via Bluetooth. If you don’t have a controller, you can enable the touch game pad feature when you start the game
Soon after Microsoft announced that it would introduce its Xbox Xbox gaming service to PC and iOS next year, Google launched iOS.
However, Google is not the first company to do this, and other game streaming services, such as NVIDIA’s GeForce NOW, announced that the service will now be accessible through the Safari browser in November. Amazon’s Luna is also available through a web app for iPhone and iPad.