A lot of the feedback from the Google Stadia community is that it can be hard sometimes to monitor your connection status. Well, it seems that the Stadia team is listening to your feedback, as they announced today that over the next 4 days they will be rolling out an update for the connection panel.
Starting today and over the course of the next 4 days, we’ll be rolling out a couple of updates to the Connection Panel on Stadia.
Based on your feedback, the connection status icon will reflect only your connection strength. So, you’ll see a green “Excellent” icon if your connection strength is strong, whether or not you’re streaming in 4K. Stadia Pro users will still see a 4K icon in the connection panel when streaming in 4K resolution. You can learn more about stream quality in our updated Help Center article, which details each of our connection statuses (Excellent, Fair and Game might stop).
These changes should help provide a more accurate readout for you and set us up for more refinements to the connection panel in the future. Just to be clear, your gameplay quality itself will not be affected. The only difference will be the reporting of connection quality.
This is amazing news as it clearly shows that the Stadia team is listening to our feedback and taking it on board. Now remember this update will be rolled out over the period of 4 days, so if you don’t see it straight away don’t worry.