OnePlus 8 will play Google Stadia, with support for other OnePlus phones soon

OnePlus 8
OnePlus 8 (Image credit: Future)

The OnePlus 8 is confirmed to be the next phone with Google Stadia compatibility, so if you're looking for a new device that'll let you use Google's video games streaming service, it or the OnePlus 8 Pro could be the new devices for you.

OnePlus announced a partnership with Stadia at the official OnePlus 8 launch event, but it has clarified some details in a forum post, so we now know the company's full plans for the streaming service.

People who own a OnePlus 8 device will be able to download and use Google Stadia straight away, although it doesn't seem the app will come pre-installed. Furthermore, people who own older OnePlus phones will be able to use the service at a later date, although it's not clear if that's all older phones from the company or just a select range.

Google Stadia won't be available on OnePlus phones in all countries though – it's only playable where the service is already live, including the US, UK, and several other European countries. Check out the forum post to see which.

Google Stadia is now available on Google Pixel, Samsung Galaxy, Asus ROG and Razer phones, but that list will certainly get longer as time goes on. The experience is certainly different to using a console, as you're looking at a tiny screen, but if you don't own one, Stadia can be a great way to play the latest and best games.

New games are getting added to Google Stadia all the time, and Doom Eternal is one of the biggest so far, so if you're a fan of AAA games this can be a great service. Combined with the OnePlus 8's top-end screen, you're in for a gaming treat.

Google Stadia is still rolling out to phones, and we'll bring you news of all the new handsets it comes to.

Tom Bedford

Tom Bedford was deputy phones editor on TechRadar until late 2022, having worked his way up from staff writer. Though he specialized in phones and tablets, he also took on other tech like electric scooters, smartwatches, fitness, mobile gaming and more. He is based in London, UK and now works for the entertainment site What To Watch.

He graduated in American Literature and Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia. Prior to working on TechRadar, he freelanced in tech, gaming and entertainment, and also spent many years working as a mixologist.