Because of some App Store politics being played by Apple, Stadia is now available on iOS, but not in the traditional format of an “app” that we’re all pretty much used to.
Apple being Apple means that unfortunately, the dedicated Stadia app on iPad and iPhone can’t “officially” play your favorite titles — such as the impressive Cyberpunk 2077. A stop-gap option that was first pulled, then reinstated was the fantastic Stadium browser.
This effectively changed the user agent data to allow you to connect to Stadia and while a solid interim solution, it isn’t officially linked to Google and Stadia in any way. Google’s solution for Stadia gamers and potential Stadia gamers on iOS that appeases Apple’s stringent App Store policies is a PWA or “Progressive Web App”.
We’ve spent around a week of hands-on time ahead of the official launch of the Stadia PWA to determine just how it stacks up against its Android counterpart: