- Jul 31, 2021
Google Stadia’s Android app is rolling out an experimental “Filter Search” to let users more easily find items in the store.
As spotted by geek-programmer DethAlive on Twitter, the Experiments page in Stadia for Android’s settings is gaining a second switch labelled “Filter Search,” 9To5Google reported.
As explained in the setting’s description, this version of Stadia’s search is only meant to be a stopgap measure while a proper search is in development.
Once enabled, each of the various lists offered in the Stadia store, such as “New releases,” “Stadia Pro deals” and “All games,” will have a search bar at the top.
Notably, there’s no global search bar for the Stadia store, which means certain things like tracking down a particular DLC for a game will still be a bit difficult.
For a temporary feature labelled “Experimental,” though, this is good enough and certainly a lot better than the previous methods of finding what you need in the store.
In April, Stadia’s web app gained a proper search bar that allow gamers to find the games and expansions they’re looking for by searching for their name.
In the time since then, many have been waiting for a similar feature to roll out to Stadia’s mobile apps, the report said.