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  • Google has been spotted allowing some users to fire up cloud games directly in Search.
  • The feature seems to be working with Stadia, Amazon Luna, Xbox Cloud Gaming, and GeForce Now.
  • However, the experience is not as frictionless as you might expect.

It might soon be possible to stream games directly from search results thanks to a new feature that is being tested.

Bryant Chappel of The Nerf Report spotted a new feature that works with third-party cloud gaming platforms. Control Ultimate Edition can be fired up with a single click, thanks to Chappel's demonstration.

The feature supports a number of gaming platforms. A game title can be found in a right-side information box, along with a "play" button, if you search for it on a platform other than Microsoft's. Clicking it will take you to a landing page or the game in your browser.

Since you need to sign in to an account associated with any of the best game streaming apps, the experience is not as smooth as you might think. Before you can play, you need to click on the prompt.


The feature isn't showing up for a lot of people, suggesting that it's part of an A/B testing. One of the pain points of playing cloud games is that it isn't as easy to launch as one would hope.

When we hear back, the article will be updated.