Following the announcement of its iOS web app last month and a year since the launch of the service, Google Stadia is now up and runs on iPhones and iPads. The platform currently supports only on Apple’s Safari web browser and to get access, you will need to be on the latest iOS 14.3/iPadOS 14.3 build on your device.
Accessing your games catalog and all gameplay happens directly in the browser once you sign in to your account. Google also recommends you add a web shortcut on your home screen for the best experience. You’ll be able to play all games via touch controls directly on your device. Google’s Stadia controller as well as Sony’s DualShock 4 controller and Microsoft’s Xbox One controller and are also officially supported.
Apple did not allow a proper Stadia app as it deemed it to violate its App Store terms and conditions. Nvidia’s GeForce Now followed a similar approach to Google Stadia when it launched its web app last month while Microsoft’s xCloud service was blocked by Apple though it will also come as a browser app in spring of 2021.
Play Stadia Games on Your iPhone/ iPad
Accessing Google Stadia on your iOS device is a simple process. Just follow the steps below and you should be good:
- Open the Safari browser and navigate to Stadia’s website.
- Log into your Google account.
- If you don’t have a Stadia Pro subscription, you can only try out one game for free on Stadia – Konami’s Super Bomberman R. You can play any and all games from the iOS browser once you get a $9.99 per month subscription.
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
Google Stadia Availability
Google Stadia is currently available in over 22 countries including the UK, US, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the Czech Republic.