Many of you might be familiar with Google Stadia, which is Google’s cloud gaming service where you can buy games and stream them on pretty much any device that at least has a browser. But it seems that Google could have bigger plans for Stadia to be more than just a consumer-focused service.
It has been revealed that AT&T has been working with Warner Bros. to allow customers to stream and play Batman: Arkham Knight through Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge. What’s interesting about this is that Google Stadia will actually be the platform that AT&T will be using to stream the game.
As 9to5Google notes, what’s even more interesting is how Google Stadia’s name is actually not used in the announcement, suggesting that this could be another side of Stadia that will act more as a backbone for streaming services. This would kind of be similar to how Amazon Web Services is used to power a good majority of the web out there, although it might not necessarily be something that end-users are familiar with.
Also, it seems that users won’t even need a Stadia account to be able to stream the game. All they need to do is sign in on AT&T’s website and they’re pretty much good to go. Keep in mind that this is a demo and will only be available for a limited time, so if you’re curious about how game streaming works, this is a good (and free) way of checking it out.