Stadia can be played with a variety of gamepads on computers, TVs, and mobile devices.
Compatible mobile devices
- Pixel 2, 2XL, 3, 3XL, 3a, 3a XL, 4, 4XL, 4a, 4a (5G), 5, 5a, 6, 6 Pro
- Samsung Galaxy® S8, S8+, S8 Active, S9, S9+, S10, S10+, S20, S20+, S20 Ultra, S21, S21+, S21 Ultra
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e, S6, S7, S7+, A, A7
- Samsung Note® 8, 9, 10, 10+, 20, 20 Ultra
- OnePlus® 5, 6, 7, 7 Pro, 7 Pro 5G, 8, 8 Pro
- OnePlus 5T, 6T, 7T, 7T Pro, 7T Pro 5G, 8T
- OnePlus Nord, N10 5G, N100
- Apple® iPhone® and iPad®
- Asus® ROG® Phones
- Razer® Phone, Razer Phone II
- LG® V50 ThinQ™, V50S ThinQ, V60 ThinQ, G7 ThinQ, G8 ThinQ, Wing
How to play on iPhone or iPad
To play games on your iPhone or iPad, just create a Safari® web app on your device.
Play on non-supported Android devices
Stadia works on Chromecast Ultra, Google TV, compatible Android TV devices, and select smart TVs. For the best experience, it's recommended you use one of the officially supported devices listed below. Your play experience might vary on non-supported Android TV devices.
- Chromecast Ultra
- Chromecast with Google TV
- LG® webOS Smart TVs (2020 or later model year)
- Hisense Android Smart TVs (U7G, U8G, U9G)
- Nvidia Shield TV
- Nvidia Shield TV Pro
- Onn FHD Streaming Stick and UHD Streaming Device
- Panasonic JX800 series (Europe)
- Philips Android TVs from 2019 (7304 or later) and 2020 (8505 or later)
- TCL 5-Series and 6-Series (with Google TV)
- Verizon® Stream TV Soundbar and Stream TV Soundbar Pro
- Xiaomi MIBOX3 and MIBOX4
Note: When you link a Stadia Controller to a compatible TV, the controller can only be used to navigate the Stadia app. To navigate other sections of your TV interface, connect a Bluetooth controller or use the TV remote that came with your device.
Other supported devices
If you launch the Stadia app on your Google TV or Android TV device and don't get a warning message, this means your device is supported, even if it's not in the above list.
Use a Stadia Controller or a compatible controller to play games on your TV, computer, or mobile device. If you don't have a compatible controller, use the touch screen on your mobile device as a virtual gamepad, or play on a computer with a mouse and keyboard.
Check how devices connect to Stadia in the following table:
|Gamepad type||Google TV, Android TV, or LG webOS||On TV with Chromecast Ultra||On Google Chrome (version 77 or later)||Supported phones with Android 10.0 or later||iPhones and iPads|
|Stadia Controller||USB and Wi-Fi connectivity||Wi-Fi connectivity||USB and Wi-Fi connectivity||USB and Wi-Fi connectivity||Wi-Fi connectivity|
|Keyboard and mouse||Currently unavailable||Currently unavailable||USB and Bluetooth connectivity||Currently unavailable||Currently unavailable|
|PlayStation DualShock 4 Controller||USB and Bluetooth1 connectivity or through your phone2||Through your phone2||USB and Bluetooth connectivity||USB and Bluetooth connectivity||Bluetooth connectivity|
|Xbox One Controller||USB and Bluetooth1 connectivity or through your phone2||Through your phone2||USB and Bluetooth connectivity||USB and Bluetooth connectivity||Bluetooth connectivity|
|Xbox One Elite Controller||USB connectivity or through your phone2||Through your phone2||USB connectivity||USB connectivity||Currently unavailable|
|Xbox Adaptive Controller||USB and Bluetooth1 connectivity or through your phone2||Through your phone2||USB and Bluetooth connectivity||USB and Bluetooth connectivity||Bluetooth connectivity|
|Xbox 360 Controller||USB connectivity||Currently unavailable||USB connectivity||USB connectivity||Currently unavailable|
|Switch Pro Controller||Through your phone2||Currently unavailable||USB and Bluetooth connectivity||Currently unavailable||Currently unavailable|
|Virtual touch gamepad||Through your phone2||Through your phone2||Currently unavailable||Supported||Supported|
If you plug a controller into your Android 11 device with a USB-C® cable, or connect using Bluetooth, and the controller isn't recognized, try disabling all accessibility services in your device's settings. If you still can't connect, link a Stadia Controller wirelessly to your device or use the touch gamepad.
1Bluetooth support on LG webOS smart TVsNot all LG webOS Smart TVs support Bluetooth connections, but you can plug PS4 and Xbox controllers directly into your TV's USB port.
2Connect a controller through your phoneIf your streaming device or smart TV doesn't support Bluetooth connections, or if you experience Bluetooth connectivity issues, connect a controller through your phone or tablet.
- Some of the gamepads and controllers listed above might require additional drivers to properly function with Stadia on Windows, macOS, and Linux.
- The Xbox button on the Xbox Adaptive Controller is not supported when you play Stadia on Android, Linux or Chrome OS.
- Bluetooth for Xbox One Wireless Controllers is not supported on Linux.
You can use some Bluetooth controllers to play Stadia games on compatible TVs, mobile devices, and computers.
- Before you use Stadia with a third-party USB or Bluetooth gamepad, check for firmware or software updates from the manufacturer for bug fixes and improvements.
- To use the Stadia button on a Bluetooth gamepad, press the Home button located at the center of the controller. For example, press the PS button on a DualShock controller, or the Xbox button on an Xbox controller.
- If you play Stadia with an Xbox Controller on a Windows computer and press the Xbox button, the "Windows Game Bar" might open. To open the Stadia menu instead, press Shift + Tab on your computer keyboard.
- If you play on a device that came with a TV remote, you can press the OK or D-pad buttons on the remote to bring up the Stadia menu.
- Controllers not in the officially supported list might also work with Stadia. Not all gamepads are compatible with every Stadia-compatible TV or non-Pixel Android device. For information on which gamepads are compatible with your device, contact the device's manufacturer.
- If you experience controller connectivity issues, connect a third-party controller to your mobile device to play games on your TV.
- The Stadia Controller is the only gamepad that supports game audio, chat audio, and microphone input through a connected headset.
- When your Stadia Controller is linked wirelessly to a Stadia-compatible device, you can connect an audio headset to the controller's USB-C port or 3.5 mm audio jack.
- If you connect two headsets to both the 3.5 mm audio jack and the USB-C port on your Stadia Controller, only the headset connected to the audio jack will work.
- Some headsets might not be compatible with your Stadia Controller's USB-C port.
- If you don't use a controller, connect your headset directly to your computer or mobile device.
- If you connect a headset to your Stadia Controller and get low-quality audio when you play on a computer, close any extra browser tabs you have open and plug your headset directly into your computer.
- When your Stadia Controller is connected to your computer or mobile device with a USB cable, you can connect an audio headset to the controller's 3.5 mm audio jack.
- If you don't hear audio when your Stadia Controller is plugged into your computer and your headset is plugged into the Stadia Controller's 3.5 mm audio jack, manually switch the audio source on your computer to output directly to your controller.
- When you connect your Stadia Controller to an Android mobile device, you can receive and respond to in-game voice chat or party chat when you connect a headset to your controller with Bluetooth or a USB cable.
- When you play Stadia on Google TV, Android TV, or a smart TV, you'll be able to get party chat and game audio over a Bluetooth headset, but you won't be able to use the microphone to speak.
- If you play on a TV and don't hear audio when you plug your headset into your Stadia Controller, make sure your Stadia Controller is connected to the same network as your streaming device or smart TV, especially if you have more than one router set up in your home.
- Learn how to connect a Bluetooth headset to Google TV.
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