Google's new Stadia gaming service supports so many devices you might not need to buy anything
- Google announced its new Stadia video game-streaming platform on Tuesday.
- Because it's internet-based, Stadia barely requires anything you might not already own to play games, including high-end AAA titles that usually work and look best on high-end consoles and computers.
- But there are a couple things you might need depending on what type of screen you're planning on using to play games on Stadia.
- Google's Stadia will launch sometime this year.
Google's video game-streaming platform, Stadia, was announced on Tuesday.
When it launches in 2019, Stadia will let pretty much anyone with almost any TV, computer, tablet, or smartphone play games that are typically only playable on powerful consoles or computers, due to their high resolution and graphics settings.
Since games on Stadia will be streamed from the cloud onto one's device, there won't be any need for a physical games console or even high-end powerful hardware like a gaming PC. You could say that Google's Stadia will be the Netflix of video games, which eliminated the need for DVD players and DVDs themselves.
You won't need much at all to play games on Google's Stadia platform, but there may be a couple add-ons you might want to look into depending on which screen you want to play on, whether it's your TV, laptop, or smartphone.
Check out what you'll need to play games on Google's Stadia for any screen you probably already own:
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