Google is testing a way to start streaming games from search results

One thing that will help drive cloud gaming adoption is making it as easy as possible to launch a game. To that end, he’s testing a way to play something from the results with a single click, even if it’s not on the company’s own platform.

The test that was by Bryant Chappel of The Nerf Report, not only allows you to start a game directly on Stadia, but also works with , and . If you signed up for the test and are looking for a game on one of these platforms (eg or ), you may see a play button in the information area. Clicking on this will either launch the game or take you to a landing page on the respective streaming platform.

and I’ve also seen the feature in action. The latter noted that search results can show whether a game has a timed trial on Stadia, or whether it’s available for free or as part of a premium subscription.

It’s not surprising that Google is testing such features. For several years it has shown people where they can. For example, if you have a Netflix subscription and are looking for stranger things On Google, you can watch the show with a single click.

In hindsight, it’s a little strange that Google didn’t offer this feature to Stadia from the start to promote its cloud gaming service. On the other hand, Stadia’s store didn’t have a search function for a year and a half, which was further proof that the platform isn’t exactly one of Google’s top priorities. However, Stadia is not shutting down and Google is slowly adding more features.

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