Google Stadia app lands on Play Store ahead of launch


(IANS) The Google Stadia app has landed on the Google Play Store and can be downloaded on supported phones, ahead of its official debut.

However, Stadia – Google’s cloud-based game streaming service – is officially set to launch on November 19.

By opening the newly launched Google Stadia app from the Play Store, the user would see a screen promoting Destiny 2, which is expected to be one of the first games that will be offered to Stadia users, 9to5Google reported on Friday.

On clicking the “Get Started” link, one is redirected to the screen states that it is “Waking up the GPUs.”

Then the app asks for your Google account confirmation.

Other gaming quotes like “Building Rome” and “Reticulating Splines” have also been spotted by readers.

Along with Pixel smartphones, Google’s game streaming service will also support Chrome OS tablets such as the Pixel Slate, Acer Chromebook Tab 10 and HP Chromebook X2.

Buyers will be able to purchase Founder’s Edition of Google Stadia for $129.99. It will also come with a free copy of Destiny 2 game. After the free subscription is over, users will have to pay $9.99 per month.

It will come to 14 countries, including the US, UK, Canada, Ireland, France, Italy, Spain, and the Netherlands.

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