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Stadia now supports 4K streaming on the web

Stadia now supports 4K streaming on the web

Stadia users can now stream in 4K on the web.

The functionality was announced Reddit and comes with a few bits of criteria users need to hit to use 4K.

Firstly, on the Stadia mobile app, "best visual quality" needs to be selected in data saver settings. Next, users need a 4K resolution monitor and a GPU that's able to decode VP9 in hardware. Furthermore, consumers need an internet connection of 35 Mbps or higher.

Previously, 4K was only available through the use of a Chromecast and TV. However, Stadia users did complain that their Chromecast Ultras were overheating. In December 2019, all Chromecast Ultras became compatible with Stadia.

The platform was launched in November 2019, but several promised features were missing at launch. In recent months, Google has rolled out several of these features, such as the Buddy Pass. Last week, the firm added game capture to its streaming platform.

Developers and publishers came forward at the start of the month. They claimed that Google isn't offering enough incentives to use its platform.

Earlier this month, it was confirmed that Google has set up a second first-part developer. The new studio is in California's Playa Vista. Its first studio was opened in Montreal in October 2019.

A free version of the platform is set to be released in the coming months.


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Kayleigh is the Staff Writer for PocketGamer.biz. Besides PG and PCGI she has written as a guides writer, specialising in RPG's and horror.

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