Google this week revealed it was unbinding Stadia from WiFi, meaning you can finally play your games on mobile devices via 4G or 5G cellular networks. It’s an upgrade Stadia’s been missing for a while, and could make the service more palatable to potential users — which Stadia could certainly use help recruiting.
The option is currently available to users, though you have to opt into an “experiment,” meaning essentially a beta test. Once you do, you can play on one of the approved Android phones on which the Stadia app is available. Google also warns in the notification that data usage may increase up to 2.7 GB an hour (via 9to5Google).
This is one of many features Stadia has been hurting for since its launch — better late than never. It might help the service’s appeal to gamers, and Stadia’s going to need as many good features as it can to boost Stadia’s player count.
In a recent tweet, Epic CEO Tim Sweeney threw a little bit of shade Stadia’s way when he said it’s too hard to keep the game updated across so many platforms and “makes it hard to add platforms that don’t yet have mass market user bases.” So yeah — not enough people are using Stadia to justify porting Fortnite…Read more>>