Samsung Galaxy S21 and Note 20 phones pick up official Stadia support – Android Central

Stadia Pixel 4a Controller MountSource: Jennifer Locke / Android Central

Google has expanded the list of devices that are compatible with Stadia. The cloud gaming service now officially supports some of the best Samsung phones, including the Galaxy S21 and Note 20 lineups.

There are 11 additional Samsung devices joining the older Galaxy flagships in Stadia’s official list of compatible devices. As reported by 9to5Google, these include the company’s most recent high-end smartphones and tablets.

  • Samsung Galaxy S21
  • Samsung Galaxy S21+
  • Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 20
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab A
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab A7
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S6
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+

However, Stadia is a bit too late in adding official support for the Galaxy S21 and Note 20 lineups compared to the competition. Amazon Luna, for example, is already compatible with those devices (except the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra).

What’s particularly interesting about the updated list is the inclusion of Samsung tablets, marking the first time Google has added official Stadia support for this device category. Until now, Google has not officially supported Stadia on any Android tablet, including its own Pixel Slate.

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Previously, you could only stream games from a Galaxy tablet in an experimental setup, just like you could with Android phones not on Google’s official list. To do so, you needed to download the Stadia app, navigate to the Settings menu, select the Experiments sub-menu, and then choose “Play on this device.”

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That said, it remains to be seen when Samsung’s foldable phones such as the Galaxy Z Fold 3 will pick up support for Stadia.

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