Stadia 3.31 Preps Touch Game Pad for Android TV and much more.

The latest update to the Studia app, version 3.31, includes a touch gamepad for Android TV, a new “magic linking” method for controllers, and more.

About APK Insights: In this “APK Insights” post, we have disassembled the latest version of an application that Google has uploaded to the Play Store. When we decompile these files (called apk in the case of Android apps), we can see the different lines of code within this indicator on possible future features. Keep in mind that Google may never send these features, and our interpretation of what they are is incomplete. We will try to enable those that are about to expire, however, to show you what they will look like in a ship. With that in mind, read on.

‘Play on TV’

One of the biggest changes we’ve made to Stadia 3.31 is related to “Bridge Mode” – a feature we’ve been tracking for months – which has been renamed to “Play on TV”.

To quickly recover, Bridge mode finds a way to connect a third-party game controller to your phone via USB or Bluetooth, then connect your phone to the stadia via Wi-Fi, your controller to another “Bridging” from the on-screen stadium session. In the absence of a physical controller, there will also be an option to play using touch screen controls.

With the latest update to the Studia app, we have new images to show the feature, as well as two images that show the status of the ongoing connection.

Many of the included texts pointing to this feature are in further development, although there is still no indication that it is available in the app today. One text clearly uses it to “play on Android TV” while the other uses the phrase “play on any screen”.

Play on TV: Use this phone as a controller to play on Android TV. First, make sure the phone is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your TV. Then use the button below to get started.

Use the touch controls on your phone as a virtual controller to play on any screen.

This controller is now connected to your phone.

Start a game and this controller will be ready for use.

Another notable detail we get is that when your phone is connecting a controller to another device, you’ll need to have the Stadia app in the preview to press your buttons.

Do not close this app. Or stay away from it while your phone is connected to the TV.

‘Magic Linking’

During this latest update, something called “connecting with magic” is mentioned again and again. From what we can assemble, it seems that adding magic is an upcoming alternative to the current process of pressing four buttons to connect a studio controller to a device.




We have only one more clue as to how “Magic Linking” works. It seems to be related to Bridge Mode.


Our current theory is that when you use your Android phone as a controller, it may be worth it. automatically Connect to an active Stadia session on your account. “It’s too early to make sure,” he said.

Party chat on Android.

Stadia’s biggest opponent for Android, which has been around since its launch, is unable to join party chats or chat with friends in the game. With almost every update in the Android app, we’ve seen signs of coming to the party chat platform.

In Stadia 3.31, we get further indications that voice chat is working, including mention of “auxiliary headsets”. The Studia app now also asks permission to scan and connect to Bluetooth devices, possibly for the headset.

The mic of this device does not work for chat yet, so please plug in the headset or connect one via USB.

Attach the headset.

View supported headsets.

IARC classification

Stadia 3.31 also mentions an “IARC rating”. Short for the International Age Rating Coalition, IARC offers a consolidated process for ranking video games by various age rating organizations around the world (ESRB, PEGI, USK, etc.).

Enable IarcRatings.

It is possible that the stadium is only trying to become one of the “participating store fronts” listed on the IARC website, which allows developers to quickly get their games on the stadium with the price of a stadium rating. Can help

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