Quick reminder: Google Drive games no longer supported

Madeleine Dean By: Madeleine Dean
2 minute read

Home » Play » Quick reminder: Google Drive games no longer supported

Many users are still looking for a solution to play Google Drive games. As a quick reminder, since August 2016, the feature has stopped being supported.

When users try to play Google Drive games, Google Docs launches instead. Many users are still taken by surprise when this happens and usually start searching for solutions on the internet.

Google no longer supports Google Drive games

Google has discontinued support for hosting public HTML files on Drive, which is the reason why games on Google Drive is no longer available. Here’s how Google explains this decision:

In the time since we launched web hosting in Drive, a wide variety of public web content hosting services have emerged. After careful consideration, we have decided to discontinue this feature and focus on our core user experience.

As a result, if you want to host games online, you need to find another hosting service. Players already found a series of alternatives to replace Google Drive game hosting.

BitBalloon is a reliable hosting platform for static sites and apps. Users confirm that BitBalloon has very intuitive and easy to use interface. You can simply drag the folder in just like you did with Drive. Another advantage is that the web addresses you work with are much cleaner. For more information, you can check out the tool’s official page.

Itch is another interesting platform for testing and releasing HTML5 games. Using Itch is very simply: You can zip files up and create a private concept page for your game. Then, you can choose a password and invite your friends to access it and test your latest games.

If you’ve come across other platforms to replace Google Drive, you can tell us more about your experience in the comment section below.

RELATED STORIES YOU NEED TO CHECK OUT:

Discussions

Next up

Getting Avipbb.sys error on your PC? Fix it with these solutions

Emmanuel Johnson avatar. By: Emmanuel Johnson
5 minute read

Errors like the avipbb.sys can be very frustrating for a beginner to fix. Even some professionals might encounter issues while fixing this error. Having this […]

Continue Reading

Microsoft Teams gets customized backgrounds, live subtitles and more

Rabia Noureen avatar. By: Rabia Noureen
4 minute read

Microsoft rolled out new features to Microsoft Teams — an enterprise chat-based collaboration solution. Enterprise users will find there is a new Microsoft Whiteboard integration […]

Continue Reading

Kb4489894 comes with BSOD errors and app launch issues

Rabia Noureen avatar. By: Rabia Noureen
3 minute read

Microsoft releases another batch of cumulative updates for various versions of Windows 10 on the third Tuesday of the month.  Although the update brings plenty of […]

Continue Reading