How to play Google Stadia on any Android TV

Playing Stadia on a TV with Android TV is possible (and very easy). This is what you have to do to get it.

The versatility of Google Stadia It is, without a doubt, one of its great advantages over other alternative platforms. At the end of the day, it is a service that allows us play our favorite titles on virtually any screenNo need for external accessories or expensive devices. Even so, play Google Stadia on an Android TV it can be somewhat more complex than expected.

Therefore, in this guide we are going to explain how you can make Google Stadia work on any TV with Android TV.

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The Google Stadia remote, in white.

Steps to play Stadia on Android TV

To this day, there is no Google Stadia app for Android TV available in the store from the Google TV platform. However, there are methods that allow install the Stadia app on Android TV by following a few simple steps that we examine below.

Download the Stadia APK

To use Google Stadia on Android TV, you will need to manually install the Stadia app on the TV.

The process is as simple as that of install an APK file on an Android mobile, and the only requirement that you will need is to have activated the option of unknown sources of your television, available in "Settings / Security and restrictions.".

When you have activated this option, you must download the Stadia APK. The simplest thing is to do it through own browser included in Android TV, accessing an application repository such as APKMirror. There you will find the APK of the latest available version of Stadia available for download.

But if this option doesn't work, you can always transfer the Stadia APK file to the TV through a USB memory, or using an app like Send Files to TV, free and very easy to use.

Whichever method you have used, the next step will be install the Stadia APK file.

Install the Stadia app on TV

When you have downloaded or transferred the APK file to your TV, it will be time to install it.

You are going to need a file browser installed on your TV. We recommend File Commander, since it has a version perfectly optimized for televisions.

When you have installed this app, open it and move through the folders on the TV until you go to the folder of downloads or Downloads. There should be the Stadia APK file that you must select in order to install the application.

Wait for finish the installation process, and you can open the Stadia app on TV.

Set up Stadia on your Android TV to play

In the final step of this process you will have to set up Stadia so you can play smoothly on your TV. Although it is a simple process, you will need to keep several things in mind.

The first aspect to take into account is that you need a mouse connected to your TV via Bluetooth or cable, as the Stadia controller is only operational when you start playing.

When you have connected the mouse, open the Stadia app on Android TV –Don't worry if the interface is shown in portrait format– and log in with your Google account associated with the service. Then, from the Stadia home screen, you must click on your Stadia profile picture or avatar to access the application settings. From there, tap on "Experiments" and finally toggle the switch next to the text "Play on this device."

To finish, you just have to close and reopen the Stadia app on your TV, select the game you want to play –with the mouse–, and start enjoying your favorite titles. Once you enter the game, you can use your Stadia controller or any other compatible controller to play.

It is necessary to mention that this process allows you to play Stadia on Android TV until the arrival of an official version of the application for televisions, something that should not take too long to happen. In any case, the gaming experience is optimal despite the absence of an official application.