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LG TVs with webOS 5.0 or higher now have Google Stadia



Google Stadia is now rolling out to LG TVs running on webOS 5.0 and webOS 6.0, across 22 different countries. Users can download the Stadia app via the LG Content Store.

The cloud gaming service is not yet available to download on every smart TV that doesn’t run on Android TV OS, so this news will be welcome to LG TV owners. The service comes mere weeks after the beta version of GeForce Now arrived on the company’s televisions.

LG promised that both cloud gaming platforms would arrive by the end of the year, and it has just managed to stick to that deadline.

The app is only available in the countries where Google Stadia has already been released. These include the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, France, Italy, Germany, Spain and Ireland. You can see the full list over on Google’s website.

Google Stadia’s cloud gaming platform includes some of the biggest titles across 2020 and 2021; such as Cyberpunk 2077, Resident Evil Village, Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, Hitman 3 and Baldur’s Gate 3.

You don’t necessarily need a gamepad to play Google Stadia either; The Verge confirmed that bridge mode will be available with LG TVs, which allows viewers to use their phone as a game controller (or can be used to connect a compatible third-party controller). Alternatively, you can buy an official Google Stadia controller.

There are ways to play Stadia for free. However, if you want 4K HDR visuals and 5.1 surround sound, plus extra perks such as game discounts and access to free games, then you can fork out for a Stadia Pro subscription, which costs £8.99/US$9.99 per month.

You can read up on our full thoughts of the Google Stadia here. If you have a smart TV that doesn’t have Google Stadia access, then you can always buy a Chromecast too.





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