Google seems to have a new feature in the works for its search engine: when you look for a video game, the search results will have a “Play” button to launch it in the cloud gaming service of your choice.
Google search is apparently offering buttons to launch games for several services, including Google Stadia, Xbox Cloud Gaming, Amazon Luna and Nvidia GeForce. The process is pretty seamless, as The Nerf Report’s Bryant Chappel, who first found the feature, demonstrated on Twitter.
It looks like the Google search engine has a new update for cloud gaming platforms!!!
When searching for a game players can now launch a game directly from the search results utilizing @GoogleStadia. pic.twitter.com/xblOsBpF6O
— Bryant Chappel (@BryantChappel) August 11, 2022
You’ll still need to be logged in to each service to launch into them from search results. If you aren’t, clicking the respective ‘Play’ button will send you to a sign-up page.
The options to launch cloud gaming in search results aren’t appearing for everyone, so Google could be testing it for select users. Some who saw the buttons earlier may no longer see those options, The Verge reported, suggesting Google is actively changing access.
Google didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.