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Patch Notes - Stadia quietly adds some new features this week

by: Eric -
More On: Stadia Spitlings Stacks On Stacks (On Stacks)

The Stadia folks are steadily working to bring new features to the platform. Almost every week, they have been dropping new functionality into the mix for fans, slowing building Stadia into the awesome mega-gaming monolith it was purported to be. 


While there is still no word on my most anticipated features - party support, family sharing, and streaming - some nice new features have been added in this week. Not the sort of barn-burning thing that sets the internet on fire, just some nice patches that will make life a little better for fans.

While the gaming community still seems fairly dismissive towards Stadia, fans have been cheering the development of the platform. Many of the early complaints have been addressed, and the slow but sure progress has settled many nay-sayers down. It seems that when Stadia says "it's coming", they really mean it. 

Stadia is currently free for two months for all users, coming with an immediate library of nine awesome games, including First on Stadia exclusives Stacks on Stacks (On Stacks), Spitlings, and Gylt. 

Here are the patch notes, lifted from the Stadia Community Blog:

  • 5.1 surround sound on web -- We’ve added support for 5.1 surround sound when playing games on web
  • On-screen keyboard -- You’ll now see an on-screen keyboard on web when you have a gamepad connected to Stadia
  • Mobile connection notifications -- You’ll see notifications for your connection quality while playing on mobile devices.