A secure and fast internet connexion is needed for cloud gaming, which is probably why Google restricted the availability of Stadia to Wi-Fi networks when it launched the service last year. However, times are changing, and the organisation has now allowed support for LTE and 5G mobile data connexions on Stadia, despite the gradual introduction of 5G in many nations.
Stadia supports mobile data on Android now, as per user reports. Although Google began testing Stadia on cellular networks in July, the feature is now getting a wider rollout on the server side. The company is also transferring the mobile data toggle from the experimental segment to the ‘Performance’ tab with this update. You can see a signal tower icon on the home page until activated.
For now, when using mobile data to 720p, Google has limited the maximum resolution. In 720p streaming, the company states that Stadia can use up to 2.7 GB per hour. Hence, before using it, people with a metered internet connexion can keep the data cap in mind.
You will not be able to use the Stadia controller when you stream Stadia on mobile data. That’s because it needs a Wi-Fi link for the Stadia controller to operate. Instead, if you have one, you can use wired or Bluetooth controllers.
Stadia for Android mobile data support is rolling out with the 2.36 version update. Make sure that the app is updated to the new version available on the Play Store if you’re interested in checking it out.