- Stadia users can Livestream gaming on YouTube
- Users can link their YouTube and Stadia accounts
- Google also launched Stadia to 8 new countries
YouTube-Stadia is a great partnership and Google surely knows how to leverage its greatness.
Some of the exclusive features explaining Stadia and YouTube were supposed to work together, thanks to the magic of cloud computing, you’d be able to click a YouTube ad to instantly begin playing a game.
YouTubers would be able to invite their viewers to instantly join their game, and perhaps most importantly creators would be able to instantly, effortlessly be able to Livestream their Stadia games to YouTube just by pressing a button on the controller.
Addition of the features over time
None of those things happened at Stadia’s launch last November, but the biggest one is apparently arriving tomorrow: every Stadia user will be able to live stream directly to YouTube starting tomorrow, a representative confirmed.
This afternoon, it was noticed that the feature appeared to be rolling out. Additionally, many users spotted the ability to link a YouTube account into their Stadia accounts as well, though not the ability to actually stream yet.
Users still have to give your stream a title and tweak a few settings, like whether your stream is appropriate for kids, to comply with children’s protection rules. It’s also not clear whether users will be able to stream in 4K quite yet, as Stadia originally promised. Streamers also likely need a $9.99 a month Stadia Pro subscription for streaming, like you do for 4K gameplay.
Right on Time
The feature couldn’t come at a more important time for Stadia: the service’s most important game yet, Cyberpunk 2077, is arriving this week, at a time when next-gen consoles and the latest graphics cards to build your own powerful PC are incredibly difficult and expensive to buy.
It’s the biggest test for Stadia yet, and one the company is banking on. The test is buying Cyberpunk on the service. This comes with a full set of free Stadia hardware for a limited time. It is not like the set it gave free to YouTube Premium subscribers.
Also, Google announced that Stadia will be available in eight new European countries over the next 24 hours. This includes Austria, Czechia, Hungary, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, and Switzerland.