iPhone owners who are also interested in getting Google's game streaming service, Stadia, can now download the Google Stadia app from the App Store.

Google Stadia won't be starting this week yet, but the company has already released the Google Stadia app for iPhone, 9To5Google reported. The app is now live and can be downloaded from the iOS App Store. It requires iPhones to run on iOS 11.0 or newer. The app is also compatible with iPads and iPod touch models running on the said iOS version.

While the app is now available for iPhones, it's worth remembering that it's not designed for playing games just yet. Stadia games will be limited to Google's own smartphones at the moment, including the Pixel 2, Pixel 3, Pixel 3a, and Pixel 4. The Google Stadia app for iPhone can only be used to manage Stadia on other device.

Players can play Stadia games on TVs with the Stadia controller and Google Chromecast Ultra. Players can also play their games on Stadia across laptops and desktops. Stadia is expected to work on more devices in the future. It's unclear, though, if players will be able to play on their iPhones or iPads through the Stadia app.

Google might update the iOS app to add such a functionality, but it's best to think of the app as a manager until that update arrives, if ever. For now, iPhone owners who want to play games can subscribe to Apple Arcade instead.

Google Stadia games

Players who purchased the Stadia Founder's Edition or Premiere Edition will be able to play great games starting Nov. 19. Google said there will only be 12 titles at launch, followed by an additional 14 which will become available by the end of the year. Here's a list of available titles at launch:

  • “Assassin's Creed: Odyssey”
  • “Destiny 2: The Collection”
  • “Gylt”
  • “Just Dance 2020”
  • “Kine”
  • “Mortal Kombat 11”
  • “Red Dead Redemption 2”
  • “Thumper”
  • “Tomb Raider Definitive Edition”
  • “Rise of the Tomb Raider Definitive Edition”
  • “Shadow of the Tomb Raider Definitive Edition”
  • “Samurai Shodown”

The new Google Stadia gaming system controller is displayed during a launch event for the gaming service set to debut November 19 The new Google Stadia gaming system controller is displayed during a launch event for the gaming service set to debut November 19 Photo: GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Drew Angerer