Stadia-compatible gamepads and screens

Stadia can be played with a variety of gamepads on computers, on TVs and on compatible mobile devices.

Compatible mobile devices

  • Pixel 2, 2XL, 3, 3XL, 3a, 3a XL, 4, 4XL, 4a, 4a (5G), 5, 5a
  • 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

Play on iPhone or iPad

You can also play Stadia on your iPhone or iPad using a Safari® web app. More mobile devices will be made compatible with Stadia over time.

Play on non-supported Android devices

To try Stadia on an Android device that is not currently supported, sign in to the Stadia app Stadia icon on the device that you want to try, open your Stadia settings, tap Experiments, then turn on Play on this device. This setting will only affect the device on which you set it, and you can turn it off at any time. Note that your play experience may vary, depending on your mobile device and network speed.

Compatible TVs and streaming devices

Stadia works on Chromecast Ultra, Google TV or compatible Android TV devices. For the best experience, we recommend that you use one of the officially supported devices listed below. Your play experience may vary on non-supported Android TV devices.

  • Chromecast Ultra
  • Chromecast with Google TV
  • 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 and higher) and 2020 (8505 and higher)
  • TCL® 5-Series and 6-Series (with Google TV)
  • Xiaomi® MIBOX3 and MIBOX4

On Google TV or Android TV, you can use the Stadia Controller only to navigate the Stadia app. To navigate other sections of the TV interface, connect a Bluetooth controller or use the TV remote that came with your device.

Compatible controllers

To use Stadia on Chromecast Ultra, you need a Stadia Controller. On Google TV or Android TV, you can use a Stadia Controller or a compatible Bluetooth controller. If you don't have a controller, you can play on your computer with a mouse and keyboard, or on a compatible mobile device with the touch gamepad.

You can pair a DualShock®4 controller or Xbox One® controller to your device using Bluetooth. Check how devices connect to Stadia in the following table:

Gamepad type Google TV or Android TV On TV with Chromecast Ultra On Google Chrome (version 77 or greater) Supported phones with Android 10.0 or greater
Stadia Controller USB and Wi-Fi connectivity Wi-Fi connectivity USB and Wi-Fi connectivity USB and Wi-Fi connectivity
Keyboard and mouse Currently unavailable Currently unavailable USB and Bluetooth connectivity Currently unavailable
PlayStation® DualShock 4 controller USB and Bluetooth connectivity Currently unavailable USB and Bluetooth connectivity USB and Bluetooth connectivity
Xbox One controller USB and Bluetooth connectivity Currently unavailable USB and Bluetooth connectivity USB and Bluetooth connectivity
Xbox One Elite controller USB connectivity Currently unavailable USB connectivity USB connectivity
Xbox® adaptive controller USB and Bluetooth connectivity Currently unavailable USB and Bluetooth connectivity USB and Bluetooth connectivity
Xbox 360® controller USB connectivity Currently unavailable USB connectivity USB connectivity
Switch Pro controller Currently unavailable Currently unavailable USB and Bluetooth connectivity Currently unavailable
If you plug a controller into your Android 11 device with a USB-C® cable or connect using Bluetooth and the controller isn't recognised, try disabling all accessibility services in your device's settings. If you still can't connect, use Wi-Fi to link a Stadia Controller to your device or use the touch gamepad.

Tips for controllers, headsets and audio

Operating systems and controller compatibility

  • Some of the gamepads and controllers listed above may require additional drivers to properly function with Stadia on Windows®, macOS® and Linux®.
  • Bluetooth for Xbox One wireless controllers is not supported on Linux.

Third-party USB or Bluetooth controllers

You can use some Bluetooth controllers to play Stadia games on Google TV, Android TV, compatible mobile devices and computers.

  • To use the Stadia button Stadia button on a Bluetooth gamepad, press the Home button located at the centre of the controller. For example, press the PS button on a DualShock controller, or the Xbox button on an Xbox controller.
  • If you're playing 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.
  • 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.
  • The table above does not provide an exhaustive list of gamepads that may work with Stadia. Others may also work.
  • Not all gamepads are compatible with every Android TV, Google TV or non-Pixel Android devices. For information on which gamepads are compatible with your device, contact the device's manufacturer.
  • 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.
  • The Xbox button on the Xbox adaptive controller is not supported when you play Stadia on Android, Linux or Chrome OS.

Headsets and audio

When playing Stadia on Google TV or Android TV, you'll be able to hear party chat and game audio over your headset, but you won't be able to use a Bluetooth microphone to speak in voice chat.

Get more information about using Bluetooth devices with Google TV.
  • You can connect an audio headset to the 3.5 mm audio jack on your Stadia Controller when it's connected to your computer or mobile device with a USB cable. If you don't use either of these controllers, your headset must be connected directly to your computer or mobile device.
  • You can connect an audio headset directly to your Stadia Controller's USB-C port or 3.5 mm jack when your controller is linked wirelessly to Stadia on a computer or a compatible Chromecast or Android TV device. Note: Some headsets may not be compatible with the USB-C port.
    • When you play on a TV and don't hear audio when you plug your headset into your Stadia Controller, make sure that your Stadia Controller and Chromecast or Android TV device are connected to the same network, especially if you have more than one router set up in your home.
    • If you connect 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 be active.
  • The Stadia Controller is the only gamepad that supports receiving game audio, chat audio and microphone input through a connected headset. When using other Bluetooth controllers, you need to connect your headset directly to your computer or mobile device.
    • Tip: If you're getting low-quality audio from a headset attached to your Stadia Controller, close any extra browser tabs that you have open, then plug your headset directly into your computer instead of your controller.

Trademark attribution

SAMSUNG, SAMSUNG GALAXY and SAMSUNG NOTE are registered trademarks of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.

ASUS and ROG are registered trademarks of AsusTek Computer Inc.

BLUETOOTH is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc.

HISENSE is a registered trademark of Hisense Co., Ltd.

IPHONE, IPAD, MACOS and SAFARI are trademarks of Apple Inc.

LG is a registered trademark of LG Corp. ThinQ is a trademark of LG Electronics, Inc.

LINUX is the registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.

NVIDIA is a registered trademark of NVIDIA Corporation.

ONEPLUS is a registered trademark of OnePlus Technology (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

ONN is a trademark of WALMART APOLLO, LLC.

PHILIPS is a registered trademark of Koninklijke Philips N.V.

PLAYSTATION and DUALSHOCK 4 are registered trademarks of Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.

RAZER is a registered trademark of RAZER (ASIA-PACIFIC) PTE LTD.

TCL is a registered trademark of TCL Technology Group Corporation.

USB-C is a registered trademark of USB Implementers Forum.

WINDOWS, XBOX, XBOX 360, XBOX ONE and XBOX ADAPTIVE CONTROLLER are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

XIAOMI is a registered trademark of MI Company.

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