Google seems to make Stadia suitable for Android TV

Google seems to be getting its game streaming service Stadia ready for release on Android TV. That is the conclusion of Android Police after a test of the latest version. Google may want to release Stadia on Android TV with the release of the new Chromecast.

Stadia still requires sideloading on Android TV, but a Bluetooth mouse is no longer required for setup, Android Police claims. The fact that the set-up can be done without a mouse is new in version 2.36 of the app. In addition, the Nvidia Shield set-top box is now as a supported device in the settings, although that support is still experimental according to the text. Users can turn on 4K and HDR in the app, according to the app.

The changes coincide with the upcoming release of the new Chromecast, which Google would like to present on Wednesday. It has a remote control and runs on Google TV, according to rumors the new version of Android TV. The new Chromecast is already on sale in the US, according to several Reddit users. That has been the case since last week.