With the vast majority of the Stadia experience existing in the intangible cloud, the official Stadia app is integral to pairing a Stadia Controller with a Chromecast Ultra, managing friends lists, and even streaming mobile content while on the go. This week, the Stadia app for Android and iOS received its first major update of the year, bumping the version number from 1.46 to 2.2.
On the surface, this update brought minimal adjustments. Labeled simply in the changelog as “minor bug fixes and improvements,” gamers should expect to see new red and white “Pro” badges in the bottom left corners of every free game claimed during a Stadia Pro subscription, just like on the Chromecast interface. In the “Data usage and performance tab,” an estimated used data-per-hour metric has also been added to the “Balanced” 1080p streaming option.
Things get a little bit more exciting under the hood. The folks over at 9to5Google took a deep dive into the latest APK and uncovered some dormant features that aren’t yet live but are apparently in the works for an upcoming version of the Stadia app. These include:
- Zoom in on screen captures
- Capture screenshots on Android via the Stadia Controller
- Google Assistant support for Android via the Stadia Controller
- Access to the achievements list on Android
Version 2.2 of the Stadia app is rolling out to Android and iOS phones right now. If you haven’t received the update yet, be sure to check the Google Play Store or the App Store for the latest details.