September 28, 2022


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Google Search: The feature makes cloud gaming more convenient

Battle aliens as the main boss in “Halo Infinite” or fly through the world of “Forza Horizon 5” in a sports car: If you want to play the latest blockbuster games – but don’t have a current console or gaming PC – you can go to Cloud access games. With XBOX Cloud Gaming and Nvidia GeForceNow and Co. Existing titles can be played via the browser. The only requirement: a fast enough internet connection. Starting a game via cloud gaming just got easier. Internet giant Google is equipping its search engine with a new feature.

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Google search with play button

Like a website on the Internetthe edgeIt is enough to enter the name of the game via Google search. If this game is part of a cloud gaming service, a play button will appear under the name. If you click on it, you land directly on the website of the respective provider and can start the game. Twitter user “BryantChappel” shows How it looks in the post.In a few seconds it conveniently opens the game “Halo Infinite” via the browser:

Multiple services supported

This shows that Google supports not only the internal Stadia service, but also what the competition has to offer. Bryant Chappell assumes that Amazon Luna, Xbox Cloud Gaming, and Nvidia GeForce Now will be supported. The services already collect hundreds of addresses of different types.

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Screenshot showing the new Google Search launch button
“The Verge” editor Sean Hollister shows what the new play button looks like on screenshots. With the title “Destiny 2” there are many services to choose from. © Screenshot by Sean Hollister / The Verge

The play button is not yet for everyone

According to The Verge, Google is still rolling out the new feature. This means that it is not available everywhere yet. Anyway, the button did not appear in a short test with different titles such as “Halo: Infinite” and “Forza Horizon 5”. It is currently unclear when the play button will come to Germany.