Google Stadia offers one of the best gaming streaming experiences today, but like GeForce Now and the Xbox Game Pass, Apple makes it extremely difficult to bring Stadia into the App Store. Fortunately, there may be a way online. Thanks to a custom browser app, you can launch and launch Stadia on iOS in minutes.
If you’ve been watching Stadia fans for the past few weeks, you may be aware that iOS 14 allows you to launch Stadia through an iOS web browser. By cheating the user agent and targeting Stadia’s web application, gaming is really possible on the iPhone or iPad. It’s just … well, it’s a pain in the ass.
Fortunately, someone has developed a way to facilitate this process. Reddit user u / zmknox take the time to create a custom browser that fully supports the App Store, but allows users to launch Google Stadia with ease. Just download Stadium from the App Store and you̵
First, the stadium runs in full screen, which means you won’t have elements of the browser’s user interface the way Stadia plays. In addition, Stadium can set up a custom user agent that allows users to “trick” Stadia into running. In addition, the application makes it possible to use a game controller with “supported” web pages. u / zmknox explains the setup process below:
- Set the primary URL to
- Set user agent to
Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_15_5) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/85.0.4183.83 Safari/537.36
- From the … menu, select Authentication and visit
- Once you’ve signed in to your Google Account, tap done. You may need to select “Go Home” from the „menu.
- It is! Now every time you start a stadium, it takes you right to the Stadia landing page.
How it works? Once set up properly, it works pretty well! I was able to start it up and running in just a few minutes on my iPad Pro and with the PS4 dual controller I didn’t notice any problems with the delay with Orcs Must Die 3. It’s worth noting that Stadia can’t recognize which controller you’re using with this, but I’m sure most people can get around that.
However, this trick may not last forever, which is unfortunate because it works quite well! The good news? Based on a recent Apple change log, it looks like official Stadia support may be relatively close. We’ll just have to wait and see for now. In the meantime, this is an excellent stop that will not cost you a penny.
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