Stadia quick start guide

Can't wait to set up your account and start gaming on Stadia? This quick start guide provides all the steps you need to begin your Stadia adventure.

Step 1

Go to the Stadia account setup page or download the Stadia app Stadia icon.

Step 2

Create a Stadia account.

Optional: If you received a code from a hardware purchase or promotion, you can redeem it at this step.

Step 3

Claim or purchase a game.

Step 4

After you sign up for Stadia and your account has been created, you can start playing:

  • On a TV using Chromecast Ultra: Sign into the Stadia app Stadia icon and tap the controller icon at the top to set up your Stadia Controller.
  • On Google TV or Android TV: Add the Google account you associated with Stadia to your Google TV or Android TV device. Download Stadia to the device, then link a controller to your screen and launch a game.
  • On an LG® webOS TV (2020 or later model year): Download the Stadia app on your TV, then launch the app, sign into your Google account, and link a controller to your screen. Learn more about Stadia on LG webOS TVs.
  • On your computer using Google Chrome: Go to and plug your Stadia Controller directly into your computer, or link to it wirelessly. You can also use a mouse and keyboard or a supported Bluetooth® controller.
  • On a supported mobile device: Sign into the Stadia app Stadia icon on your device, then plug a compatible controller into it or link to it wirelessly.
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