Someone Got Google Stadia Working On An iPhone

This new way to use Stadia on an Apple device is one of the simplest workarounds yet.

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While Apple has recently updated its App Store rules to explicitly allow game streaming services, their restrictiveness means we likely won't see services like Microsoft xCloud or Google Stadia on iOS any time soon. Despite the lack of official options, a Redditor has recently found workaround to use Stadia on iOS devices, and it's the simplest one yet.

While a Stadia app does exist on the App Store, it doesn't allow for games to be played on iOS devices--it's simply a tool that lets players manage Stadia for other devices. The workaround picked up by Redditor u/zmknox, as reported by Engadget, involves its own specialized app, however.

"Over the past few weeks, some tricks were floating around this subreddit for [getting] Stadia working on iOS 14," the Reddit post reads. "I decided to ship a highly specialized browser app to the App Store which can make doing this super easy."

The browser app is called Stadium, and is a pretty simple way to access Stadia on iOS once you authenticate the browser with your Google account. Another Redditor, u/GrayBayPlay, has done some work to make it easier to play with a controller through Stadium.

The creator of Stadium says it's ad-free with no tracking code, but you should always do your due diligence before downloading an unknown browser to your phone.

It's still unknown whether Stadia or other similar game streaming services will ever come to iOS in an official capacity. Microsoft has released a statement saying Apple's restrictive game streaming rules create "a bad experience for customers." It seems like Amazon's new Luna cloud gaming service has found a workaround that will suit Apple, however--it will run on iOS as a web app.

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It's about time someone found a workaround. I could only imagine that this helps the platform; the stadia app on the Google play store now has over a million downloads.

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I didn't read the title past "Someone Got Google Stadia" and to be honest, that in of itself is a newsworthy story.

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@sbargovox3: Stadia has a little over a million + users at the moment: https://www.cgmagonline.com/2020/04/23/google-stadia-hits-1-million-users/

Granted, that's not a crazy amount when you compare it to major consoles, but considering it's still in year one of it's testing phase, it's not terrible.

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Edited By analgrin

Oh yeah. Stadia. Forgot that was even a thing. And by the lack of comments here it seems everyone else has too.

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They should just make it work through the browser like they originally said they would, like Luna does, and like MS should do

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