Google Stadia gains stable support for streaming over mobile data, at 720p only

Peter, 07 October 2020

The Stadia game streaming service can now work over a mobile network as the feature graduated from Experimental status to ready for action. You will find a toggle in the Performance settings but first you should be aware of a couple of caveats.

The resolution is capped at 720p, the main reason is data usage to the tune of 2.7 GB an hour. That can easily blow through many people’s monthly data caps, but is still much less than 1080p uses – 12.6 GB an hour.

Enabling play over mobile data The new icon shows that you're using mobile data instead of Wi-Fi
Enabling play over mobile data • The new icon shows that you're using mobile data instead of Wi-Fi

This works over 4G and 5G, as long as you can get a stable connection. You will need to connect the Stadia controller to your phone either over Bluetooth or with a cable (normally, the controller uses its own Wi-Fi connection).

Anyway, once you enable playing over mobile data, you’ll see a new icon on the main screen, so you know you're using mobile data instead of Wi-Fi.

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Ohh I see that makes sense

  • AnonD-909757
  • 08 Oct 2020
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I apologize for the agressive tone I did take. I mistaken your question for an agressive sarcastic statement disguised as a question as it happen commonly on this website.

  • AnonD-909757
  • 08 Oct 2020
  • pZQ

But the advantages of Stadia for this is the continuous upload. Spying doesn't require high quality, having long video of low quality is better than a high quality short clip. But it doesn't mean that cloud sync isn't also taken ad...

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