It appears that Google is making it easier to access cloud gaming right from your search results in your Google browser. But how will that change cloud gaming?
Google seems to be testing a new feature that will allow players to access cloud games directly from their search results by clicking on the new play button that will appear alongside the other relevant information. By clicking on the play button, you’ll immediately be taken to the game’s platform, such as Google Stadia, where you can then start playing the game.
This feature works similarly to the one introduced for movies and series. This feature enables the user to search for a movie or series, and the search results will feature a play button. The user will be taken straight to the cloud streaming platform (Netflix, Disney+, etc.) by clicking on the play button.
Currently, this feature is still in its testing phase, meaning not everyone will see the new play button in their search results quite yet. However, those who have seen the feature can confirm it’s available on desktop and mobile versions of Google. Also, it’s not just games from Google Stadia that will see this feature. It’s also coming to games from platforms like Amazon Luna, Nvidia GeForce Now, and Xbox Cloud Gaming. This new development is excellent as it shows that Cloud gaming is starting to take off.
The appeal of cloud gaming is not difficult to see. For one, you don’t require any hardware, so no more buying a new gaming console every two years to stay up to date with developing technology. However, despite its benefits, you still require a fast, low latency broadband connection to make the most of cloud games. This is one of the reasons why it’s taking much slower to launch than expected.
Google is working hard to make improvements and innovations. Alongside these new features, Google is also adjusting search algorithms and pushing results that offer higher quality content. We look forward to seeing how these improvements pay off.