Google Stadia now available on OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro. OnePlus 8 Pro and OnePlus 8 debuted a while ago with the expected bells and whistles, and top-notch specifications. The flagship duo is now joining the likes of Samsung Galaxy S20 series and Asus ROG Phone series. The same is done to support the Google Stadia cloud gaming service.
Google’s announcement on a blog post
In a blog post, Google announced Stadia can be played on OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro now. Google has slowly made more Android smartphones compatible with Stadia since the service’s launch late last year. And you can now use it on the Pixel 2, 3, and 4 lines of phones. Many Samsung Galaxy phones, including the recently-released Galaxy S20 series; Asus’ ROG Phone and ROG Phone II; and the Razer Phone and Razer Phone II are on the list.
Since the OnePlus 8 series phones are powered by the powerhouse Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipsets, along with support for 5G networks. Thus cloud gaming is something that comes easily under one of its special qualities. Google Stadia on OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro will, however, be available only in supported regions, India not included in them.
List of phones supporting Stadia
Google’s support page for Stadia gaming service has listed all the smartphones that are supported. They include the Pixel 4, 3 and 2 series. Alongside Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10+, Galaxy Note 10, Galaxy Note 9, Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S20, S10, S9& S8 Series. Asus ROG Phone II, ROG Phone, Razer Phone II, Razer Phone, are also included in the list.
It is highly likely Google will add more devices and smartphones to the list of supported devices for its Stadia cloud gaming service. In its battle against Apple Arcade, which contrarily needs the games to be downloaded on a device, Google’s Stadia will cover most Android phones, streaming dongles, smart televisions, and, of course, gaming consoles.
OnePlus 8 series
The OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro were launched last month. They have been considered as the company’s high-stakes smartphones to compete against the likes of Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra. This time around OnePlus upped its game with wireless charging and an official IP rating for dust and water resistance on its devices.
These have been in demand for quite a long time. Both flagships have an OLED display and have been powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor, along with improved cameras and OxygenOS software. The OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro recently went up for pre-orders in India via Amazon as the lockdown is likely to be lifted after May 3.