Android TV Will Feature Google Stadia


Google attends the International Broadcasting Convention in Amsterdam pretty much every year and it usually brings along with it some updates for its Android TV ecosystem. This year, the company revealed the plans it has for the Android TV for 2020 and 2021. 

An attendee sent XDADevelopers a slide that revealed what’s coming for the TV OS and, among a long list of new features, the slide also mentions a Stadia integration. 

Google announced Stadia during the Game Developer Conference that took place earlier this year: a cloud-gaming, cross-platform, low-latency gaming service. Stadia aims to deliver a top-notch gaming experience for the users on any device for, of course, a monthly fee. It will be released in November and will cost $9.99 a month. 

On launch, the service will have around 40 games already available that the users will be able to stream from the Google cloud servers to 2018/2019 Pixel smartphones, Google Chrome and Chromecast Ultra. The company plans to implement extra support for Android smartphones and, now we know, also Android TV in the near future.

What we don’t know is when exactly the Android TV support will make an appearance for the Stadia service. Most likely, it will happen sometime next year, alongside the Android 11 R update. The update will also bring about a “hero device advancing next-gen smart home UX e.g Lens, Camera”

Other upcoming features the slide detailed included are an Assistant for Operators EAP (Early Access Program), a Play Store refresh, subscriptions & discovery and a performance test suite.

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