Manage your Stadia account settings

In your Stadia account settings, you can customize privacy controls, manage subscriptions, enable or disable features, and more. To change your settings, sign into your account at stadia.com or in the Stadia app Stadia icon.

Open the Stadia account menu

To open your Stadia account menu and access your settings:

On stadia.com

  1. Sign into your account at stadia.com.
  2. In the top right, select your Stadia avatar.
  3. Select Stadia settings.

In the Stadia app

  1. On your mobile device, open the Stadia app Stadia icon.
  2. In the top right, tap your Stadia avatar.

Switch to your Stadia account

If you aren't signed into your Stadia account, it's easy to switch to it:

On stadia.com

  1. Sign into your account at stadia.com.
  2. In the top right, select your Stadia avatar.
  3. Select Switch account.
    • If your account is listed, select it to sign in.
    • If your account isn't listed, select Manage accounts on this device and then Add account and then sign into the account you want to use.

In the Stadia app

  1. On your mobile device, open the Stadia app Stadia icon.
  2. In the top right, select your Stadia avatar.
  3. Select Switch account.
    • If your account is listed, select it to sign in.
    • If your account isn't listed, select Add another account and then sign into the account you want to use.

On a TV with Chromecast Ultra

From the Stadia home screen:

  1. On your Stadia Controller, press and hold the Stadia button Stadia button.
  2. Select Switch accounts.
  3. Select the account you want to use.

On Google TV or Android TV

  1. On the Stadia home screen, bring up the system menu:
    • On your Stadia Controller, press and hold the Stadia button Stadia button or press B button.
    • On some Bluetooth® controllers, press and hold the Home button or press the face button equivalent of B button.
    • On the TV remote that came with your Google TV or Android TV, press the Back button Back.
  2. Select Switch accounts.
  3. Use your TV remote or a Bluetooth controller to select the account you want to use.
  4. If your account isn't listed, add it to your Google TV or Android TV.

Change your Stadia settings

Most of the changes you make to your settings will apply everywhere you're signed into Stadia. For example, if you change your privacy settings in the Stadia mobile app, they'll apply when you play on a TV or on stadia.com.

Note: Menus like "Performance" and "Experiments" contain settings that only take effect on the device you set them on.

Purchases & subscriptions

In this section, your active or canceled subscriptions appear at the top of the screen. Under "Transaction history" or "Purchase history", you can view a list of your transactions, including:

  • Purchases
  • Returns and pending returns
  • Redemptions
  • Chargebacks

Select a transaction to get more information about it. You can also select Get support or Request refund.

Stadia Name & avatar

Your Stadia Name and avatar are public. You can change your Stadia Name on stadia.com once after you create your account, then once every 180 days. If you need to request a name change before 180 days have passed, contact us.

You can change your Stadia avatar as often as you'd like. To change it, just tap a new avatar.

Privacy

You can choose privacy options for settings such as, "Who can send you friend requests", "Who can see details about you", and "Who can send you game invites". You can also choose who can see details about your achievements, game activity, and online status.

Next to each setting, choose an option. Some of the options may include:

  • Public
  • All players
  • Friends & their friends
  • Friends
  • Private (No one)

Under "Games using your friends list", you can choose to allow specific publishers to access your friends list. Next to each publisher, turn the switch on or off.

Note: Not all settings will have all of these options. Learn more about privacy settings.

If you get an error asking you to refresh your account access, open the Stadia app Stadia icon on your mobile device. Under "Account access errors", tap Refresh access.
Notifications

You can enable or disable notifications from the Stadia app Stadia icon on your mobile device. You can also choose to receive email from Stadia for information about game discounts, new features, and more.

Note: Notification settings will only take effect on the device you set them on.

  • Enable notifications: To ensure that you receive notifications on your mobile device from the Stadia app Stadia icon, turn on Get notifications under "Notifications". Turn on the slider next to each type of notification you want to receive.
  • Disable notifications: You can turn off specific types of notifications from the Stadia app Stadia icon under the "Notifications" category. To disable all notifications, turn off Get notifications.

The first time you turn on notifications in the Stadia app Stadia icon on an iPhone® or iPad®, a prompt will appear. When it appears, tap Allow to enable notifications on your device.

If notifications were previously disabled for the Stadia app Stadia icon on your iPhone or iPad, you'll need to go into your iPhone or iPad's settings to turn on notifications before you can receive them.

Family

If you create a family group, you can manage your family payment method in the Stadia family dashboard. Any supervised family members you add to the group can request to purchase Stadia games with the family payment method. You can also approve or deny their purchase or play requests, adjust their privacy settings, and more.

Learn more about how to create and manage family groups.

Performance

Performance settings let you adjust the visual quality of your games. Based on your internet connection, data usage preferences, and the device you use, you can specify a maximum resolution of Up to 4K (Pro subscribers only), Up to 1080p, or Up to 720p.

Changes to these settings will take effect the next time you open a game and only apply to the device you set them on. Based on your internet connection, Stadia will automatically adjust your resolution (up to the limit you specified) for the best experience. If you're playing on a mobile device, you can also turn on the ability to stream games using mobile data instead of your Wi-Fi connection.

If you're using mobile data on an iOS device, select Up to 720p (mobile data optimized) under "Performance" to optimize your stream quality. This setting will only affect the iOS device you set it on, and will take effect the next time you launch a game. After you reconnect your iOS device to Wi-Fi, remember to select Up to 720p or Up to 1080p to resume normal data usage.

To choose your performance options:

On stadia.com

  1. Sign into your account at stadia.com.
  2. In the top right, select your avatar.
  3. Select Stadia settings and then Performance.
  4. Choose your performance options.

On your mobile device

  1. On your mobile device, open the Stadia app Stadia icon.
  2. In the top right, tap your avatar.
  3. Tap Performance.
  4. Choose your performance options.

On a TV

  1. On your Stadia Controller, press the Stadia button Stadia button.
    • On Google TV or Android TV, you can also press the Home button on a connected Bluetooth controller, or use the TV remote to select your avatar at the top of the home screen.
  2. Select Options Settings icon.
  3. Under "Performance", choose your performance options.
Controllers

This setting appears only on stadia.com. It lets you change the keyboard shortcut you use to access the Stadia menu to one of the following:

  • Shift + Tab (default)
  • Shift + Esc
  • Shift + F1
  • Shift + ~
Experiments
The "Experiments" menu appears in the Stadia app Stadia icon. It lets you toggle experimental features on or off, such as allowing gameplay on your non-officially supported Android device. The setting will only take effect on the device you set it on.
Blocked players

This menu appears on stadia.com. Here you can view or Unblock any of your currently blocked players.

If you block a player, they'll be unable to send you friend requests or chat invites. They'll also be removed from your friends list, but you might still be able to see them in party chats or in some games.

Note: To block a player, go to that player's profile.

Google Assistant

You can turn Google Assistant on or off in the Stadia app Stadia icon. After you turn it on, you can use Google Assistant when you play on a TV:

  • On Chromecast Ultra: Press the Google Assistant button Assistant button on your Stadia Controller.
  • On Google TV or Android TV: Press the Google Assistant button Assistant button on your TV remote.

After you turn on Google Assistant, you'll be asked to review service and privacy disclosures. You can then choose to Allow or Skip personalization. Tap More settings to:

  • Change the Google Assistant device name.
  • Turn Personal results on or off.
  • Unlink Stadia from Google Assistant.

Learn more about Google Assistant on Stadia.

Redeem code
Here you can redeem codes you get with bundles, gift cards, or promotions. These codes can be used for games and subscriptions. Learn more about redeeming codes on Stadia.
Terms & Notices (Terms & Licenses)

In this menu you can read Terms and Disclosures for Stadia:

  • Stadia Terms of Service
  • Stadia Privacy Notice
  • Impressum (Germany only)

You can also read the following open source licenses:

  • Open source licenses
  • Stadia Controller open source licenses
  • Stadia Chromecast open source licenses

Note: You can view the app's version number in the Stadia app Stadia icon.

Ubisoft+

From this menu you can create a Ubisoft account, link it with Stadia, and subscribe to Ubisoft+ to gain access to Ubisoft games on Stadia. Click here for more information.

Manage your Google Account

On stadia.com you can manage the Google Account that's linked to your Stadia account.

Important: Changes to these settings will affect all accounts connected to Google services, not just your Stadia account.

  1. On a computer using Google Chrome, sign into your account at stadia.com.
  2. In the top right, select your Stadia avatar.
  3. Select Manage your account.

Learn more about how to manage your Google Account settings.

Add your Stadia account to your TV

Learn how to add your Stadia account to your TV with Chromecast Ultra, Google TV, or Android TV.

Note: Use the Stadia app Stadia icon to add your account to Chromecast Ultra.

Sign out of your Stadia account on stadia.com

  1. On a computer using Google Chrome, go to stadia.com.
  2. In the top right, select your avatar.
  3. At the bottom of the menu, select Sign out.

Note: You can sign out of your Stadia account on stadia.com, but not in the Stadia app Stadia icon. If you have more than one Google Account, select Sign out of all accounts to sign out of them on the computer you're using.

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