LG today announced that Google’s Stadia cloud gaming service is now available on LG Smart TVs running webOS 5.0 or webOS 6.0.
The Stadia app is available for download from the LG Content Store in the US and 21 other countries, according to a digitaltrend tech report.
This allows gamers to access more than 200 games without having to connect a single device to their TV, and without having to download gigabytes of data first.
You still need a console, of course, and with a $10/month subscription to Stadia Pro you’ll be able to play more than 30 games at no extra charge, as well as enjoy 4K HDR support and graphics at up to 60fps — plus 5.1 surround sound.
This will require a significant amount of bandwidth that you can use. And with the ability to stream Stadia games directly to your LG TV, you’ll no longer need an additional device like Chromecast to get up and running, which could save gamers a few bucks.
And that doesn’t mean it’s expensive to get started these days — a Stadia console and Chromecast Ultra can currently be had for just $22 on Google’s website, down from the usual $80.
Presumably, playing directly through your LG TV won’t suffer any kind of lag compared to other devices, LG Smart TVs also have easily accessible Ethernet ports (Chromecast Ultra requires going through a power brick), so you can keep your Run things as smoothly as possible.
Stadia also works with Chromecast Ultra and the new Chromecast with Google TV, NVIDIA Shield TV, Shield TV Pro, One FHD Streaming Stick, Philips Android TV, TCL 5-Series and 6-Series, Xiaomi Mibox 3 and Mibox 4, Hisense U7G and U8G phones, U9G.
Besides the official Stadia controller, other compatible controllers include a keyboard and mouse, PlayStation DualShock 4, Xbox One, Xbox One Elite, Xbox Adaptive Controller, Xbox 360, Switch Pro, and a virtual touchpad via your phone.
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