Google inc has announced a video game streaming service dubbed Stadia that attempts to capitalise on the company’s cloud technology and global network of data centres at the GDC conference in San Francisco’s Moscone Center on Tuesday morning, the company was working on their own so-called “Netflix for games” platform. Stadia will launch in North America and Europe later this year.   

The technology would allow users to play high-end games on their internet browser without having to wait for any content to be downloaded to their device.

The company also announced a Stadia controller with a dedicated button for sharing and saving gameplay on YouTube, and another button to get help from Google Assistant, using a built-in microphone. The connection to Google’s dominant video platform illustrates the potential threat to Amazon’s Twitch.