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How to play Google Stadia on the NVIDIA Shield


Learn how to install Stadia on your NVIDIA Shield and play your favorite games without waiting for Google to add official support.

If you are a Google Stadia user, and you also have an NVIDIA Shield, you have one of the best possible combinations to enjoy Google's streaming video game service.

Because, despite not being part of the official list of compatible devices with Stadia, it is possible play your favorite games on streaming via NVIDIA device. Today we explain how to do it step by step.

Google Stadia on NVidia Shield

Google Stadia on a TV thanks to Nvidia Shield.

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How to install the Stadia APK on the NVIDIA Shield

There are several ways to play Stadia on the NVIDIA Shield. The first consists of install the Google Stadia APK file on the device with Android TV.

To do this, we are going to follow the same steps that we already saw in our guide to install and play Google Stadia on any Android TV. Here is a summary of the steps:

  1. Download the Google Stadia APK file from a secure source like APKMirror.
  2. Install the Stadia APK file on the NVIDIA Shield through a file explorer, such as File Commander.
  3. Open the Stadia app when it's installed, and log in with your Google account. In order to do this, you will need to connect a USB or Bluetooth mouse that allows you to control the cursor.
  4. In the Stadia app, tap on your profile picture and then go to the "Experiments" menu.
  5. Tap on "Play on this device".

To finish, you just have to close and reopen the Stadia application on your television, 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.

Install the Stadia APK.

Installing the Stadia APK on an Android TV device.

How to play Stadia on the NVIDIA Shield with Google Chrome

Another way of play Stadia on the NVIDIA Shield it is through the web browser. In order to play on your SHIELD TV, you will need to have Chrome installed on the device, something you can easily do if you follow these steps:

  1. Download the Google Chrome APK file from a secure source like APKMirror.
  2. Install the Stadia APK file on the NVIDIA Shield through a file explorer, such as File Commander.
  3. Open the browser on the NVIDIA Shielde log in with your Google account.
  4. From the browser settings, activate the "Desktop Mode" option and go to the Stadia page.
  5. Using the NVIDIA Shield gamepad, control the cursor to launch the game you want to play.

That's all. By following a few simple steps, you can play your favorite Google Stadia titles on the NVIDIA Shield as if it were a Chromecast Ultra.

It is worth mentioning that sooner or later Stadia will be compatible with Android TV devices such as the NVIDIA Shield or the Google Chromecast with Google TV, and it will not be necessary to resort to this process.

Related topics: Android TV, Google Apps, Google, Google Stadia, Games