You would be forgiven for thinking Stadia was dead, I know I thought it was but it seems that may not be, well for now at least. The cloud gaming platform by Google released to very little fan fair and over the past year has faded into obscurity. So if it’s dead-ish, why are brands like LG making it a part of their Smart TV plans for 2021?
During LG’s CES presentation yesterday they announced a partnership with Google to bring Stadia to it’s latest WebOS smart TVs in the second half of the year. After Stadia comes to Google TV, LG will be the first TV manufacturer to natively support Stadia gameplay via webOS.
LG plans to have the new service launch on LG Smart TVs as a downloadable app from the LG Content Store in countries where Stadia is available. Stadia already offers more than 130 games with more being added regularly. Games can be purchased individually or gamers can claim a regular cadence of games to be played for free with a subscription to Stadia Pro.