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    Stadia coming to Google TV and Android TV devices from 23 June

    Nvidia Shield TV/Pro and various other STBs become compatible too.
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    Re: Stadia coming to Google TV and Android TV devices from 23 June

    Better late than never I guess...
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    Re: Stadia coming to Google TV and Android TV devices from 23 June

    wow Stadia is still a thing? It's not dead?

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    Re: Stadia coming to Google TV and Android TV devices from 23 June

    Seems a bit late in all honesty...

    Having said that I'm now expecting Samsung (most likely due to their links with mobile etc) to come out with a tv with support for xbox cloud gaming along with controller support... actually that might be a bit of a game changer when you think about it.

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    Re: Stadia coming to Google TV and Android TV devices from 23 June

    Quote Originally Posted by frozen-monkey View Post
    wow Stadia is still a thing? It's not dead?
    Nah, it kind of is. They should have rolled this out a lot sooner, but wanted to sell devices instead.

    They still haven't addressed the biggest problems with the service. At this point, this sector is Microsoft's to lose.

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    Re: Stadia coming to Google TV and Android TV devices from 23 June

    Finally addresses Stadia being a missing service on the Flagship Android TV devices (e.g. the NVidia Shield in particular).

    You'd have thought this would have been a Google priority when you can easily side-load Microsoft's competing XCloud service on the same devices.

    Also good to see Google finally putting some development effort behind Wear OS again and cross-pollenating it with Samsung's Tizen and the FitBit OS. Just leaves that ever-lingering question about Google and the large number of things they've randomly abandoned in recent times.

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    Re: Stadia coming to Google TV and Android TV devices from 23 June

    Google, Stadia is a good announce. Unfortunately, my TV does not have necessary hardware to try new platform.

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    Re: Stadia coming to Google TV and Android TV devices from 23 June

    I remain surprised Google have not killed it off yet! But then they have also kept Chromebooks going, despite that also being a fairly pointless platform compared to the competition, so who knows whats going on in their heads.

    They are playing the long game here I guess, betting on cloud gaming becoming mainsteam at some point and hoping to capitalise on having an existing platform. They are probably right[about cloud gaming, not Stadia], but its going to be tough to wrestle that market away from Sony & Microsoft given Microsoft in particular are allowing you to bring games you already own into xCloud, and for games you buy to be effectively cross platform (over PC/Xbox and xCloud) which is a huge advantage.

    Honestly that's Stadia's biggest problem - if they didn't have an Apple style "walled garden" approach, I would have bought some hardware at launch and made use of it as a platform..and I think the story is the same for many, many gamers out there.

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    Re: Stadia coming to Google TV and Android TV devices from 23 June

    Quote Originally Posted by Spud1 View Post
    I remain surprised Google have not killed it off yet! But then they have also kept Chromebooks going, despite that also being a fairly pointless platform compared to the competition, so who knows whats going on in their heads.
    "Is there a competitor we can hurt by throwing money at this?" - yes, MS had to give away Windows for small laptops to compete with Chromebooks.

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    Re: Stadia coming to Google TV and Android TV devices from 23 June

    Quote Originally Posted by Spud1 View Post
    I remain surprised Google have not killed it off yet! But then they have also kept Chromebooks going, despite that also being a fairly pointless platform compared to the competition, so who knows whats going on in their heads.

    They are playing the long game here I guess, betting on cloud gaming becoming mainsteam at some point and hoping to capitalise on having an existing platform. They are probably right[about cloud gaming, not Stadia], but its going to be tough to wrestle that market away from Sony & Microsoft given Microsoft in particular are allowing you to bring games you already own into xCloud, and for games you buy to be effectively cross platform (over PC/Xbox and xCloud) which is a huge advantage.

    Honestly that's Stadia's biggest problem - if they didn't have an Apple style "walled garden" approach, I would have bought some hardware at launch and made use of it as a platform..and I think the story is the same for many, many gamers out there.
    Chrome books have been a success in the US education market, and if you get people onto them while they're young they're more likely to stick with it.

    Stadia on the other hand is dead, even if Google hasn't realised it yet.

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    Re: Stadia coming to Google TV and Android TV devices from 23 June

    Quote Originally Posted by spacein_vader View Post
    Chrome books have been a success in the US education market, and if you get people onto them while they're young they're more likely to stick with it.
    Until they want to do something that requires more than a web browser I don't deny it's been a success in some ways (though no idea if its a commercial success for them), but more that, like Stadia, it's a product that is weaker than the competition, at a similar price point, which actually offers limited value to the end user. They market it well though and are indeed offering massive discounts into the education market in an effort to, as you say, "get them whilst they are young".

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    Re: Stadia coming to Google TV and Android TV devices from 23 June

    Quote Originally Posted by Spud1 View Post
    Until they want to do something that requires more than a web browser I don't deny it's been a success in some ways (though no idea if its a commercial success for them), but more that, like Stadia, it's a product that is weaker than the competition, at a similar price point, which actually offers limited value to the end user. They market it well though and are indeed offering massive discounts into the education market in an effort to, as you say, "get them whilst they are young".
    I'm not sure it is weaker at the same price point. The windows experience on a £200 laptop is horrible.

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