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Google Stadia Store Search Bar Announced

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Google revealed a common sense feature will appear on the Stadia store in April 2021—a search bar. The Stadia Blog update revealed it will be added throughout the last week of the month. It will be followed by other quality of life features for the service, which launched in November 2019.

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As this is a feature Google is rolling out, not everyone will see the search bar in the Stadia store right away. But when it does appear, it will appear between the constant Stadia Pro advertisement and the controller icon you press to sync your Bluetooth or USB controller with the service.

Search functionality isn’t the only change. There will also be an option to sort your Stadia game library. At the moment, every game you own appears under “Your Library” in the service’s Home menu. The items aren’t alphabetized. You can’t sort them in any way. However, the screenshot showing the new Your Library UI includes an ability to search by things like “genre” and “recently played.” There will also be a new Explore area where you can see what other people have done, share your captures, and check game and party invites.

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Google Stadia is available on PCs via Chrome browsers, Chromecast, and Android and Apple iOS devices. An update will soon allow people to use it on Android devices in browsers.

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