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Play Stadia on a smart TV

You can install Stadia on a compatible smart TV and play games with a Stadia controller, the touch screen on your mobile device, or a compatible third-party controller.

What you'll need

To play on a smart TV, you'll need:

For help setting up a new Stadia account, refer to the Quick Start Guide.

Set up your account

Before you can play games on your smart TV, you need to set up your account, link a controller to your screen, and add a game to your library.

1. Install the app on your TV

From the app store on your on your smart TV, find and download the Stadia app Stadia icon.

2. Launch the app on your TV and sign in

  1. On your smart TV, use your TV remote to launch the Stadia app Stadia icon.
  2. Select Get started and then sign into the Google Account associated with your Stadia account.
    • Note: If you don't have a Stadia account, some smart TVs will display a QR code you can scan to create one.
  3. Select Next and then follow the onscreen instructions.
  4. Optional: Choose a 4-digit security PIN. This PIN can protect your account from being accessed by other people on your TV.

3. Link a controller to your TV

After you sign into your account, you'll get a prompt to link a controller to your screen. Select an option like Connect a controller or Use a phone as a controller, then follow the onscreen instructions to set up your preferred control method.

If your TV supports Bluetooth® gamepads, you can link a compatible Bluetooth controller to it through your TV's device menu. You can also link a controller wirelessly through your mobile device to your TV. When your controller is set up, you'll get a notification on your TV screen.

You can navigate the Stadia app with your TV remote, but you need a controller to play games. If you're using a wireless Bluetooth controller with the Stadia app on a Samsung® smart TV, exit a game by pressing the back button on your TV remote, or by selecting the exit button in the Stadia menu.

4. Add games to your Stadia library

Purchase or claim a game to add it to your library. After you purchase games on your mobile device or at stadia.com, they'll appear on the Stadia home screen on your smart TV.

Remove an account

To remove your account from your smart TV, launch the Stadia app Stadia icon on your TV and then select your account and then make sure a controller is linked to the screen. Next, follow the onscreen button prompts to remove your account. You'll need to sign in again if you want to access your account again on that TV.

Play a game

To play a game, launch the Stadia app Stadia icon on your TV and then select a game on the home screen and then select Play Stadia Play button.

Open the Stadia options menu

Access the Stadia options menu by pressing the Stadia button Stadia button on your Stadia Controller or touch gamepad. You can also press the Home button on a compatible third-party controller or select your avatar at the top right corner of the home screen.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

I can't sign into my Google Account on my smart TV. Help!
If you set up 2-Step Verification on your Google Account, you might not be able to sign in on your smart TV. To sign in, set up Google prompts on your account.

You might also have trouble signing in if you have a supervised account. In this case, a prompt will appear on your TV screen with instructions to help resolve the issue.

Can I purchase or claim Stadia games directly on my smart TV?
No. However, on some smart TVs you can make in-game purchases. It's also easy to purchase or claim games or add-on content on your mobile device or at stadia.com. Games will automatically appear in your library on your TV after you claim or purchase them.

Do smart TVs support 4K and HDR gameplay?
If you have an active Stadia Pro subscription, meet the bandwidth and hardware requirements, and your TV supports 4K and HDR, you can play select games in HDR at up to 4K resolution.

I have an LG® webOS Smart TV with a dimmer and screensaver. Will my game be interrupted?
Only in some circumstances. Your screen will dim if you're playing a game and are idle for 2 minutes. However, the screensaver on your LG smart TV won't start unless you're idle for 10 minutes. If you aren't playing a game, your TV's dimmer and screensaver will start as usual. These times might vary depending on your smart TV.

BLUETOOTH is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc.

LG and related marks are trademarks of LG Electronics Inc.

SAMSUNG is a registered trademark of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.

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