Google may enable game streaming from search results


Google is working on a new feature that allows users to start streaming games directly from search results. The feature is still in the testing phase, and it is not enabled for everyone.

If you have ever searched for a TV show on Google, you may see a Watch Show section on the right side of the search results. This allows you to stream the show on different streaming services like Hulu or Disney+. This is an easy and hassle-free way to direct users to a show. Google now wants to apply the same strategy to video games.

According 9to5Google, the new game streaming feature that has arrived in search results supports games from Google Stadia, Xbox Cloud Gaming, NVIDIA GeForce Now, and Amazon Luna. Of course, the focus is on cloud gaming. As you can see from the screenshots, searching for “Destiny 2” brings up a new Play Now section that lets you start streaming the game from available streamers.

Of course, searching for a game on mobile and desktop devices can lead to different streaming services being displayed. This inconsistency may be due to the fact that the feature is still in the testing phase.

You’ll soon be able to start streaming games from Google search results

Google also informs users if the game has a free trial through Stadia or is available for free. Users will also know if a game is available through a premium subscription. When you click the play button, the game starts streaming. Alternatively, you may be redirected to a streamer company landing page. The feature is still in the testing phase, but it could go live globally in the coming months.

The game streaming test on search results pages coincides with the company’s recent move to bring cloud gaming to Chromebooks. Google has also added cloud gaming titles to the ChromeOS launcher.

While Google was previously rumored to want to shut down its Stadia platform, the company is now making it the primary hub for executing cloud gaming plans.


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