Redeem a Stadia invite code

You don't need an invite code to sign up for Stadia, but if you have one, you can redeem it for a Stadia Pro trial subscription when you create your Stadia account. Some codes can also be redeemed after you create your account.

Note: If you have a valid Founder's Edition code, you can redeem it when you create a new Stadia account, but not after your account has been created.

Where is my invite code?

You may have received a code with a hardware purchase or promotion.

How do I redeem an invite code?

If you have a valid invite code, you can redeem it when you create your Stadia account:

On stadia.com

  1. On a computer using Google Chrome, go to stadia.google.com/setup.
  2. Select the Google Account you want to sign up with.
  3. Select Yes for any of the questions that appear and then select Confirm.
  4. Select the text box and then type your code into the box and then select Next.
    • If the code is not valid, a message will appear with more information. You can still create your account if you don't have a valid code. Just select Back to return to the previous step and choose No for all of the questions.
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions to create your Stadia account.

On your mobile device

  1. On your mobile device, open the latest version of the Stadia app Stadia icon.
  2. Sign in with the Google Account you want to use.
  3. Enter the invite code that was sent to you.
  4. Tap Next.
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions to create your Stadia account.

Share or redeem Stadia with a Buddy Pass

Stadia Founders can grant a three-month trial of Stadia Pro to a friend by sending them a Buddy Pass invite code. Redeeming a Buddy Pass gets you these perks:

  • 3 months of a Stadia Pro subscription (Note: A credit card will be required)
  • Access to free games, discounts, and 4K HDR streaming during the 3-month subscription period and for as long as you're subscribed.

Note: If the Founder who gave you your Buddy Pass returns their Founder's Edition, any unused Buddy Pass invite codes will become invalid.

Find and share the Buddy Pass invite code

Shortly after you receive your Stadia package, a Buddy Pass invite code will be generated. When the Buddy Pass is ready, your Stadia app will have a new ticket.

To find and share the Buddy Pass invite code:

  1. On your mobile device, open the latest version of the Stadia app Stadia icon.
  2. Tap the ticket and then Send code.
  3. Follow the on-screen prompts and choose how you'd like to send the invite code.

Redeem the Buddy Pass invite code

When you create a new Stadia account, you can redeem your Buddy Pass at stadia.com or on your mobile device using the Stadia app Stadia icon. To unlock Stadia with your Buddy Pass invite code, follow the instructions at the top of this article.

Redeem a code on an existing account

If you have a Stadia account, you can redeem a valid code on stadia.com to extend your existing Stadia Pro subscription, or start a trial subscription if you aren't a Pro subscriber yet.

Note: If you have a valid Founder's Edition code, you can redeem it when you create a new Stadia account, but not after your account has been created.

To redeem a code on your account:

  1. Sign into your account at stadia.com.
  2. In the top right, select your avatar and then Stadia settings.
  3. On the left, select Redeem code.
  4. Enter your code into the text box and select Redeem.
  5. If the code is valid, a confirmation will appear.

Note: If the code cannot be redeemed, a message will appear with an explanation. For example, you might not be able to redeem a code if it is invalid, or if you have a supervised account that requires family group manager approval to redeem a code.

Rules and restrictions

  • Each unique code can only be redeemed once.
  • You can only redeem one type of Stadia Pro code on the same account. For example:
    • If you already redeemed a code that came with a hardware bundle, you won't be able to redeem a different code that also came with a hardware bundle. However, you would still be able to redeem a promotional code on the account, such as a Pro Pass.
    • If you have a Stadia Pro trial subscription and have never redeemed a code on your account, you can redeem one (1) code that came with a hardware bundle, and also one (1) promotional code, such as a Pro Pass.
  • If you're a supervised member of a family group and attempt to redeem a code, a request will be sent to the family group manager. The family group manager will need to approve the request before the code is redeemed on the account.
  • If you cancel your Stadia Pro subscription and then redeem a valid code on your account, your subscription will be extended to a new cancellation date.
  • If your Stadia Pro subscription payment is still processing, you may not be able to redeem a code until the payment is finished processing.
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