Google brings Stadia to iOS using the back door, now you can play Cyberpunk 2077 on your iPhone or iPad through Safari!
We have been warning this for some time, and it is that despite the limitations of the App Store and its strict policies with the platforms of games, Google had an open door to bring Stadia to iOS via web browser no need for dedicated apps.
Now it is official, the come to the rescue of Apple fans, who will be able to play the main gaming platforms thanks to the Internet browser, following exactly the same movement made by NVIDIA and its GeForce Now service, the first to come to Android, Amazon and its new Luna platform as well as Microsoft Game Pass Ultimate with xCloud, all of them opting to appear on iOS via Safari or other browsers Internet for iPhone or iPad.
He told us 9to5Google a couple of hours ago and later Google itself made it official through the account of Stadia on Twitter, what directly confirmed its arrival on iOS going to stadia.com directly from any iPhone or iPad tablet.
Knowing that maybe Stadia is the best platform to enjoy Cyberpunk 2077, one of the games of the year, and although there is no time to get the offer of the free Stadia Premiere with the purchase of the game, surely this is one of the best news for Apple fans, so let's explain how to access Stadia from an iOS mobile or tablet:
- Open your Safari browser.
- Access the link stadia.google.com.
- Sign in with your Google Stadia account.
- Add the shortcut to the Stadia page on your home screen.
- Ready! (you already have Stadia on your as if it were an app)
Google certifies that Stadia works perfectly on iPhone or iPad via Safari on iOS 14.3 devices, so if you are still in a previous version it is likely that you may notice some kind of problem.
Also, you should know that the Stadia runs on iOS when used Bluetooth controllers, being fully compatible, but also when using the onscreen controls or Google Stadia controller. What is not present is the integration with the Google Assistant, which is only available as a standalone app on iOS.
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
A progressive web application that mimics the operation of a “native” app, but is still landing … Patience!
As some of the first Stadia users indicate on iPhone, the truth is that the works perfectly and mimics the experience Stadia would have as a native app on iOS, maintaining an experience similar to the standard desktop version that could already be run on Apple computers such as any MacBook or iMac.
Some say that the experience is totally satisfactory, although others have bitterly complained that Stadia playback on iOS seems to be down when they try to access via Safari, so Google has asked for patience because the implementation is being staggered, as is usual.
As the hours go by, the process will be completed and all iOS 14.3 users will be able to seamlessly enjoy Stadia through Safari, something that Google sources have confirmed indicating that to have everything ready.
Be that as it may, the news is great news for everyone, first for Google because this could give it the boost Stadia needs, taking into account the good reviews towards the platform with the landing of Cyberpunk 2077 and its good gaming experience , without the need for specific hardware or next-generation consoles.
It is also a good news, obviously, for all Apple users, although it is probably the Cupertino executives who have been less amused by the landing of Stadia through Safari …