Google’s game streaming service Stadia is likely to enrich another platform family in the near future. A beta test phase on iOS is therefore imminent.
Apple usually closes competing game services from direct access to iOS platforms via the App S tore. If you want to establish another platform on iPhones and iPads, you have to get creative – and Google is now doing that too.
Accordingly, the game streaming service Google Stadia will soon be available on iOS as part of a first beta – via a web app. This detour is necessary due to the fact mentioned at the beginning.
The test phase is to be rolled out in the coming weeks. Google is trying to do this in a similar way on iOS, like Microsoft with xCloud or the upcoming streaming service Amazon Luna. Even the established GeForce Now from NVIDIA will in future go via a web app on iOS due to the app store restrictions. In this respect, Stadia is in good company and, in case of doubt, the only thing that counts for gamers is that their preferred service is also available on iOS – regardless of the route.
How the whole thing will then appear and work in practice remains to be seen of course. We will keep you up to date.
Google Stadia has been available as a cloud-based game streaming service via subscription for a year now.