As was guaranteed toward the start of the year, Google Stadia is presently playable on the latest generations of LG’s WebOS Smart TVs.
At CES 2021, LG debuted a new lineup of smart TVs, and Google and Nvidia were each there to help the launch by reporting that dedicated apps for Stadia and GeForce Now would become available for the platform in the second half of this current year. With under a month left in 2021, Google and LG have reported that Stadia’s WebOS application is presently accessible on select Smart TVs.
In particular, Stadia is just viable with LG Smart TVs running on WebOS variant 5.0 or 6.0, reasonable inferable from Stadia’s requirement for more up to date browser tech. Sadly, this basically avoids each TV that LG produced before 2020.
As you’d expect, the Stadia application on LG Smart TVs will actually want to exploit the full set-up of Stadia Pro highlights including 4K goal, HDR, and 5.1 encompass sound. For controls, the WiFi-associated Stadia Controller is completely viable, as are most normal Bluetooth and USB game regulators. To get everything rolling with Stadia on your LG TV, basically introduce the Stadia application by means of the LG Content Store.
This launch denotes the main TV ecosystem to get an authority Stadia application outside of Google’s own Chromecast Ultra and Android TV platforms. Roku is presently sitting out of the game streaming market, Amazon has their own gaming subscription for Fire TVs with Luna, and Samsung has said they’re developing a game streaming service too for their Tizen Smart TVs.