You can talk with other Stadia players when you connect a microphone or headset to your controller or compatible device. When voice chat is available, a notification appears on your screen. The notification includes the status of your microphone or headset.
Voice chat options
|Type of chat||Features|
|Party chat||Talk with other party members while you play the same game or switch games|
|Game chat||Talk with other players in the same game if in-game chat is supported|
Voice chat troubleshooting
- The built-in microphones on the Stadia Controller, as well as the built-in microphone on your mobile device, cannot be used for voice chat. You won't get pop-up notifications about the status of these microphones in the Stadia app . However, you can adjust audio options in the Options menu under 'Audio'.
- On TVs and streaming devices, you can listen to party chat and game audio over your headset, but Bluetooth® microphones can't be used to speak to other players. Learn how to use Bluetooth devices with Google TV.
Switch between party and game chat
When you join or create a party, you'll be switched automatically to party chat. While you're playing a game, you can switch between game and party chat:
- On your Stadia Controller, press the Stadia button .
- On a computer keyboard, press Shift + Tab.
- On a third-party controller, press the Home button.
- Select View party Options .
- Under 'Audio options' 'Who you're speaking to', select:
- Game chat: Chat with other players in supported multiplayer games.
- Party chat: Chat with your current party.
- None at the moment: Exit voice chat.
Find the voice chat status of party members
While you're in a party chat, find the voice chat status next to your Stadia Name:
- Mic on: You are speaking to the party.
- Muted: You have muted yourself.
- No mic: You do not have an available microphone.
- Disconnected: You are disconnected from the party chat.
The status of other party members appears next to their names:
- On: The player is speaking to the party.
- Off: The player is not speaking to the party.
- Muted: The player is muted.
When you live stream directly from Stadia to YouTube, you can only change voice chat options in the live stream options menu. Just press the Stadia button (or Shift + Tab on your computer keyboard) select Manage stream Options .
|Type of live stream chat||Features|
|YouTube and game chat||Your live stream viewers and other players in game chat will be able to hear you.|
|YouTube only||Only your live stream viewers will be able to hear you. If you're in a game chat or party chat, its members won't be able to hear you and you won't be able to hear them.|
|Party chat only||No voices will be live streamed. You'll only hear your party chat, and only your party chat members will be able to hear you.|
|No one||No voices will be live streamed. Players in your game and party won't be able to hear you, and you won't hear them either.|
If you select party chat only, you'll remain in your party chat after your stream ends. However, unless you select YouTube and game chat and your microphone is not muted, you'll need to rejoin your game chat after your stream ends. To do this, press the Stadia button (or Shift + Tab on your computer keyboard) select Options.
Note: You can mute your microphone in the Manage stream menu while you stream directly to YouTube. Select Manage stream click the microphone icon next to your Stadia Name. When you mute your voice, it won't be heard on your YouTube live stream, voice chat or party chat, depending on the chat preference that you set.
Change live stream audio optionsWhen you change voice chat options while you stream directly from Stadia to YouTube, it might affect who can hear your voice. For example, if you switch from Party chat only to YouTube and game chat, you'll no longer be able to speak to (or be heard by) your party.
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