From February 20, Stadia will work on non-Pixel phones. Here is the list.

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Since its launch at the end of last year, Google Stages has only worked on certain phones within the Google Pixel line. Starting this week, the list of Stadia phones will grow exponentially with devices from Samsung, Asus and Razer.

The new telephones will work on February 20, 2020. Coincidentally (or maybe not), that's just 24 hours before pre-orders start for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S20 series.

Here is the full list of Google Stadium phones that use the game streaming service from February 20:

  • Samsung Galaxy S8
  • Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
  • Samsung Galaxy S8 Active
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8
  • Samsung Galaxy S9
  • Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 9
  • Samsung Galaxy S10e
  • Samsung Galaxy S10
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus
  • Samsung Galaxy S20
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
  • Razer telephone
  • Razer telephone 2
  • ASUS ROG telephone
  • ASUS ROG telephone 2

Of course, although the Galaxy S20 series is on the list, consumers do not yet have those phones. They were in the store on March 6.

Strangely enough, the list does not include the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G nor the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G. We have given Google clarity on this, but it says that the list above is definitive from now on. We assume these devices also work with Stages, but we have to wait until February 20 to know for sure.

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It is also not entirely clear whether there are operating system limitations for the older devices on the list. For example, if someone is still using Android 7.0 Nougat on their Galaxy S8, will Stadia still work? The Galaxy S8 has no Android 10, so it's clear that Stadia phones don't have to be on it to function.

Anyway, if you own one of the phones on that list, you can enjoy Stages from Thursday. Let us know if you are going to use Stages for a spin in the comments below.

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