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Cloverplay lets you play Stadia and xCloud games with on-screen controls on your rooted phone.

Demos

FFXV on Stadia

TABS on xCloud

Downloads & links

Usage

Once you install Cloverplay, open the app and grant it root access. Then enable the accessibility service:

Screenshot of the main screen

Then, just open Stadia and xCloud, open a game, and start playing. The joysticks will appear whenever you press your finger down (left half of the screen will display the left joystick, right half will display the right joystick).

If you want to hide the controls while playing, e.g. to interact with the app (see gotchas below), press and hold the down arrow at the bottom. To reshow them, press and hold the same button again.

Gotchas

Cloverplay works by displaying an overlay on the screen via an accessibility service, and it detects when the screen rotates while you're in the Stadia and xCloud apps. This comes with some things to note:

Preferences

You can access these by tapping the three dots on the top right of the Cloverplay app -> Preferences. They're saved instantly; just go back to exit and return to the Cloverplay app.

Left/right margin

Sets a margin in DP units for the left / right side of the controls. This is particularly useful if your device has non-symmetrical bezels (e.g. the Pixel 4), as you can pad out one side to make it even to the other.

Joystick radius

Sets the radius in DP units of the joystick. This is useful if you find the current size to be too small.

Spacing between ABXY

Sets the space between the A, B, X, and Y buttons.

Round button (ABXY, L3, R3) size

Sets the size of the A, B, X, Y, L3, and R3 buttons.

L1/2, R1/2 outward side padding

Sets the extra padding to the left of L1/L2 and to the right of R1/R2.

FAQ

How does this compare to TouchStadia?

They have different sets of advantages and disadvantages: