Google Stadia is a cloud gaming service that offers a collection of video games users can play. It can stream video games up to 4k resolution. All you need is your controller and screen to play the games and a reliable Internet connection.
You can stream games on different compatible devices such as Chromecast on TV, Stadia app on Android devices or using a Google Chrome browser on your PC. With just a few clicks, you can have access to hundreds of video games. Google Stadia comes with a Stadia Pro subscription for $9.99 per month. It comes with a 1-month free trial, exclusive discounts, and free games.
However, many iOS users are missing the action on Google Stadia! The cloud gaming service is not available for any iOS device, so users will not have a chance to play any of the video games on their iPhones. The Apple App Store does not allow any cloud-based streaming app.
Still, there is an alternative way that will create a workaround for iOS users to join in the fun.
How to Run Google Stadia on iOS
A workaround is a new browser app called Stadium Browser. It was developed by Zachary Knox as a way for iOS users to play Google Stadia games on their devices.
How Does Stadium Browser App Work on iOS
Stadium works as a minimal custom web browser. It has two functions.
- One is to switch the user agent information. This function will make Stadia think that you are using the Chrome browser.
- The second is the Bluetooth game controller support. It will allow you to use other game controllers such as Xbox One S, MFi, and DualShock 4.
To use Stadia, you will need to download the app first on the App Store. The full app name is: Stadium Full Screen Browser. Make sure that your Apple device is running iOS 14 or later. From there, you need to follow a series of steps to set your user agent before you can play the Stadia games.
Setting Up Stadium Browser to Access Google Stadia on iPhone
- The primary URL must be set to https://stadia.google.com/home.
- User agent must be set to Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_15_5) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/85.0.4183.83 Safari/537.36.
- Look for the … menu. Click Authenticate. Now, go to https://accounts.google.com/.
- Sign in your Google account. Click done. Navigate to … menu and click “Go Home”.
When you open Stadium, it will direct you to the Stadia landing page. Some users have attested to how Stadium is working well. It may be a good alternative to playing Stadia games while still waiting for Stadia support from Apple.
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