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Google Stadia has long claimed you will be able to stream your games from any platform even though iPhone users were not able to use Stadia. In a couple of weeks, Stadia will be available on iOS devices.
However, unlike being housed within a traditional standalone app, Stadia will be using a Web application. According to Business Insider, Apple’s App Store policies have prevented Google from making a Stadia app. Microsoft has also faced a similar problem with Game Pass and App Store policies, leading them to look for solutions akin to Stadia’s. Providing Stadia as a Web application circumvents the App Store rules.
The Stadia Web app will be available within a few weeks. Additionally, it will first be in a beta form.
Although Stadia first launched with limited fanfare and a small library, it certainly has grown in recent days. Stadia users were able to get a first look at Immortals Fenyx Rising before other gamers and highly anticipated games like Cyberpunk 2077 are making their way onto Stadia at the same time as other platforms.
However, Stadia certainly needs to continue growing its exclusive games and perhaps change its subscription model in order to gain a larger following. But finding a way to get Stadia to work on iOS devices is certainly a good step forward for the platform.