Google bills Stadia, its cloud-based gaming platform, as the "one place for all the ways we play." While that's true thanks to the fact that Stadia can be accessed across a range of devices, it turns out that Google's dreams for video games were much, much bigger just last year. So big, in fact, one could call it planned global domination.
Companies offering cloud game streaming services have found a workaround for Apple's App Store rules regarding game streaming, and that's Safari. Google is making its own effort, Stadia, available through the web browser beginning today.
Apple has not been a fan of game streaming services being available in the App Store for years. And while the company did make some changes to technically make it a possibility, the workaround isn't great for companies actually trying to make it happen.
Several online game-streaming services, including Nvidia's GeForce Now, Sony's PS Now, Microsoft's xCloud and Google's Stadia, are currently unable to reach iPhone and iPad customers because Apple's rules are making it impossible to get their apps on the App Store.