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Stadia is coming soon to a Chromecast w/Google TV near you

  Yesterday, Google announced that Stadia will be made available on a few devices beginning on June 23rd. Yes, June 23rd as in just over 2 weeks or 15 days at the time of this blog post. I've been really looking forward to this update since the new Chromecast launched last fall. I currently have two Chromecast where I play Stadia the most and I must admit that I can’t wait to get rid of the Chromecast Ultra that really only serves one purpose right now and that's to play Stadia on my living room TV.  More on the news from Google below… In a few short weeks, we’ll see millions more TVs come to life with games available to play instantly with Stadia. For this initial launch, Stadia will be officially supported on the following devices: Chromecast with Google TV Hisense® Android Smart TVs (U7G, U8G, U9G) Nvidia® Shield TV Nvidia® Shield TV Pro Onn™ FHD Streaming Stick and UHD Streaming Device Philips® 8215, 8505, and OLED 935/805 Series Android TVs Xiaomi® MIBOX3 and MIBOX4 As for

Stadia is the reason why I am not looking to buy a next gen game console

  What if I told you that you can game for free on your existing smartphone or tablet, laptop, or desktop with no investment into the platform. What if I said you can play on your TV for about $100 give or take the current promotion that may be occurring at the time. And all you need for this to work is an internet connection. Sounds pretty good to me. Almost too good to be true. Before I go on, I will admit Stadia is not for everyone. The game library has grown significantly over its 18 months or so of existence but is still lacking some heavy hitters. According to some folks on the interwebs. I gravitate to sports games and fortunately, the latest from said sports games are available. From NBA 2K 21 to Madden 21 to Fifa 21.  The service itself is really good. It's a solid performer and tends to be stable especially with a good internet connection. Wired connection is probably the best way to play on Stadia, however, I play wirelessly exclusively and find it to be quite good. Thin