Create a Stadia account

You can sign up for Stadia on your desktop computer, laptop, or mobile device. Before you can create a Stadia account, you'll need:

  • A Google Account: If you have Gmail or any other Google service, you already have one. If you don't have a Google Account, you can create one before or during the signup process. See below for detailed instructions.
  • (Optional) An invite code: If you received an invite code with your Founder's Edition, Buddy Pass, Pro Pass, or other hardware purchase, you can redeem it when you create your account. You can also redeem some codes after you create your account.

Note: To add your Stadia account to your Chromecast, you need to be signed into the Stadia app.

If you have an invite code, you must redeem it at the time you create your Stadia account. You will not be able to redeem it after your account has been created.

Sign up for Stadia on the web

You can create a Stadia account on your computer using Google Chrome.

Sign in with your Google Account on stadia.com

  1. Using Google Chrome, navigate to stadia.google.com/setup.
  2. Select Try now.
  3. Select the Google Account you want to sign up with.
If you want to use an account that is not displayed, or you want to create a new Google Account, select Change account.

Confirm your Google Account

  1. Confirm that the Google Account displayed is the one you want to sign up with.
    • If you want to use an account that is not displayed, or you want to create a new Google Account, select Change account.
  2. Optional: If you have a valid invite code, enter it into the box.
  3. Select Confirm to connect the selected Google Account to Stadia.
    • You do not need to have an invite code to sign up for Stadia.
    • If you try to submit an invite code that is incorrect, expired, or has already been used, the website will let you know.
    • Some users may experience regional limits if Stadia is at capacity. If you have an invite code, enter that to get in, or please check back in a few days. Also, if you are a child and attempt to access Stadia using a Family Link account, you may need a parent to help create your Stadia account.
    • If you are attempting to access Stadia using a Family Link account, you may need a parent to help create your Stadia account.

Important: Once you confirm your Google Account with Stadia, you can't switch it later. All of your Stadia information and activity will be tied to this Google Account, and cannot be transferred.

You might not be able to create a Stadia account with a Google Account if:

  • You deleted Stadia from this account.
  • You asked to delete Stadia from this account.
  • We're working on your request to recover Stadia.
  • Stadia isn't available yet in your country.
  • You're using a G Suite account or an organization's account.
  • Your Stadia account has been disabled.

Review our policies

  1. Read the Stadia Privacy Notice.
  2. Check the box to agree to the Stadia Terms of Service.
  3. Select Next.

Pick a Stadia avatar

  1. Scroll to move through the selection of Stadia avatars.
  2. Select the avatar you want to pick.
  3. Select Next.

Claim your Stadia name

  1. Type in your unique player name into Stadia name text bar.
    • Pick a name from 3 to 15 characters long.
    • Only use characters A–Z, a–z, and 0–9.
    • Don't use your real name.
    • Avoid prohibited words and phrases.
  2. Select Next.
  3. Select Confirm to continue, or Back to go back.

Choose privacy settings

  1. For every privacy setting, select from the following choices in the dropdown menu:
    • Friends
    • Friends & their friends
    • All players
    • No one
  2. Select Next.

Sign up for email updates

  1. To get the latest updates and invitations for Stadia features, select Sign up for email updates.
    • If you don’t want to sign up for email updates, select Not now.
  2. Select Next.

Start your Stadia Pro subscription

If you didn't redeem an invite code for Stadia Pro, you'll be eligible for a 1-month Stadia Pro trial subscription.

  1. To start your 2-month Stadia Pro trial subscription, select Start trial.
  2. Verify the payment information associated with your account, then select Subscribe.
  3. To continue, select Get games. If you skipped the trial subscription, select See games.

Verify controls and get started

After your Stadia account has been created, you can start playing:

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