Tech giant Google has announced to roll out the ability to allow Stadia users to share captured screenshots and videos. Stadia is a Cloud gaming service by the world’s most popular search engine. Earlier in May, Google added support to the Stadia Controller on Android to capture screenshots and clips. Until now, Stadia allowed users to share clips only after download. Users require downloading the 30 seconds clips by going to the Stadia web app. Besides, they have another option to rehost the clips on the video-sharing platform YouTube. YouTube is also owned by Google. The company had acquired the American platform in 2006.
According to Google, users who wish to share captured screenshots, videos can do the same by long-pressing the Capture button on the Stadia Controller. This will enable a user to easily save a video of the gameplay. Users can also share screenshots. Google said that when a user captures screenshots and clips, they will be stored automatically in the Stadia account. Google said that users with a Stadia Pro subscription can store up to 500 clips. There is no limit on capturing screenshots. Users without a Stadia Pro subscription can store a maximum of 100 clips. They are also allowed to save unlimited screenshots.
Meanwhile, Google is offering free Stadia kits to users subscribing to the YouTube Premium service. The free USD 100 Stadia Premiere Edition bundle is aimed at pushing its cloud gaming service. The premium edition comes with a controller and a Chromecast. Google said that the Chromecast is not the one that was released recently with Google TV. The company said that to qualify for free Stadia kits, one must activate the paid YouTube Premium subscription. This is, however, limited to subscribers in the US and the UK. Google had in October announced to offer free demos of the upcoming games on Stadia. Google Stadia was launched in 2019. It streams games up to 4K resolution at 60 frames per second.