Generally speaking online search has now reached a word “Google”. That is the impact that Google has had on the dominance of information on the planet during the last decade. So it was a bit strange for them not to have a search button on their cloud gaming product: Stadia. Yes, 526 days have passed since its launch, and until today, Stadia had no way of searching the game library of its ever-growing community of gamers. There are roughly 170+ games on Stadia, and this new addition brings relief to users who have always wanted this feature.
The search bar will be available to users around the world on a staggered basis, with everyone getting it later this week. Before this, users had to painstakingly scan through the ever-growing library (over 100 games in 2021) to find their favorite title, not something one would associate with a Google product.
16 months from now, the search bar will delightfully arrive on Stadia with autocomplete suggestions, something that should have been there since day 1. It should be noted that the new search bar will be updated for the web and not for the app.
Along with this, Stadia will also get the ranking feature for the web client to track purchased / free Stadia Pro games. Titles can be filtered based on genre or other filtering elements such as popularity or rating.
More features are coming to Stadia as confirmed by the official blog post – like the activity feed to see the games your friends are playing or the interesting content they share. Players will also be able to delete screenshots in bulk and will be able to access Stadia through an Android web browser.