Google Stadia is and kicks – and has made some updates that make it easier to stream the game. Developer XDA that Stadia will unveil a new Party Stream feature that will allow players to privately broadcast their gameplay to up to nine other users, who can choose to play or watch. Users can take advantage of Stadia’s side chat features in these streams, including emojis and voice reactions. A Google spokesperson confirmed the news to Engadget in an email.
Stadia has allowed live players to YouTube. The Party Stream feature allows gamers who don’t want to stream their game to the world – but just want to share it with a few friends. We’ve seen platforms like Discord (with Not up yet features) exploit this need to stream to a select number of options. Party Stream also saves Stadia players the hassle of using Twitch to share games with friends, which requires downloading a third-party encoder.
Other updates include the ability to allow players to switch devices mid-match without ending the live stream. For example, you can stream a Stadia game from your PC and then continue playing it on your Android device—without pausing your streaming session.
According to XDA Developers, Party Stream began rolling out to users on Monday and will be available to all players over the next 24 hours. Keep in mind that it’s currently limited to desktop computers and Android devices only – but will likely expand to more devices in the future.
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