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Google Stadia comes to Samsung, Razer, and Asus phones this week

When Stadia launched last year, the only smartphones that supported that cloud gaming service were Google’s Pixel phones. If you didn’t own a Pixel 2, Pixel 3, or Pixel 4, you were out of luck when it came to playing games on mobile — though Stadia is also playable on computers, tablets, and on TVs with Chromecast Ultra. But on Tuesday, Google announced that millions of new phones will be compatible with the service later this week.

Starting on February 20th, a broad selection of phones from Samsung, Razer, and Asus will be supported by Stadia. This brings the total number of phones supported by the service to 26 (including the 7 Pixel models), which will open Stadia up to a range of potential users that didn’t have compatible hardware before. Here’s the complete list of all 19 new phones that will gain Stadia support on Thursday (including the Galaxy S20):

  • Samsung Galaxy S8
  • Samsung Galaxy S8+
  • Samsung Galaxy S8 Active
  • Samsung Galaxy Note8
  • Samsung Galaxy S9
  • Samsung Galaxy S9+
  • Samsung Galaxy Note9
  • Samsung Galaxy S10
  • Samsung Galaxy S10E
  • Samsung Galaxy S10+
  • Samsung Galaxy Note10
  • Samsung Galaxy Note10+
  • Samsung Galaxy S20
  • Samsung Galaxy S20+
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
  • Razer Phone
  • Razer Phone 2
  • ASUS ROG Phone
  • ASUS ROG Phone II

Stadia got off to a sluggish start with a small library and a lack of communication from Google, but that company has improved somewhat in recent weeks, keeping subscribers updated with weekly posts on the community blog. In fact, just a few days ago, the team announced that five new games are coming to Stadia soon, including Panzer Dragoon, Serious Sam Collection, and Lost Words: Beyond the Page, which is launching first on Stadia.

Jacob started covering video games and technology in college as a hobby, but it quickly became clear to him that this was what he wanted to do for a living. He currently resides in New York writing for BGR. His previously published work can be found on TechHive, VentureBeat and Game Rant.

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