Google Assistant on Stadia

The Google Assistant is currently only available for Stadia on Chromecast. Support for using the Assistant on the Stadia mobile app and stadia.com is coming soon.

 

The Google Assistant is not currently available for children with supervised accounts.

Enable the Google Assistant on Stadia

  1. On your mobile device, open the Stadia app Stadia icon.
  2. In the top right, tap your avatar and then Settings and then Google Assistant.
  3. Tap the slider next to Enable Assistant button on Stadia Controllers.

Note: If you're using an iOS device, you'll need to download the Google Assistant app first in order to opt-into using the Assistant.

Enable personal results

If you enable personal results, the Assistant can access your personal information, like your home address or calendar appointments, to customize answers to your questions.

  1. On your mobile device, open the Stadia app Stadia icon.
  2. In the top right, tap your avatar and then Settings and then Google Assistant.
  3. Tap More Settings and then tap the slider next to Personal results.

Important: If you enable personal results, anyone speaking to the Assistant while using your Stadia account can access your information.

Talk to your Google Assistant on Stadia

You can talk to your Google Assistant when your Stadia Controller is linked to your Chromecast and the Stadia app is open. You can talk to your Assistant on the Stadia home page or while you're playing a game.

  1. On your Stadia Controller, press the Assistant button Assistant button.
  2. Ask a question or say a command.

All Stadia Controllers linked to an active Stadia session on your Chromecast can control your Google Assistant. For example, if you start a conversation with your Assistant, any player can ask a question by pressing the Assistant button on their own linked controller.

What you can ask your Assistant

Here are some things you can ask your Assistant:

  • What time is it?
  • What's the weather?
  • Flip a coin.

If you've enabled personal results, you can also ask your Assistant for personalized help.

  • What's on my schedule tomorrow?
  • How's the traffic to work?

Playing media, like music or videos, is not currently supported when using the Assistant with Stadia.

Learn more about what you can ask the Google Assistant.

Start a game with your Assistant

To start a game on Stadia with your Assistant, you can use either your Stadia Controller or a connected Assistant device, such as your phone or a Google Home speaker.

Note: The game must already be in your library.

  • To use your Stadia Controller, press the Assistant button and say, "Play <game name>."
  • To use your connected Assistant device, you'll need to add the name of your Chromecast Ultra to the command. For example, say "OK Google, play Destiny 2 on Livingroom TV."
    • You do not need to enable the Assistant in Stadia settings in order for this to work.
    • Your Stadia account and Assistant device must be linked to the same Google Account.
    • If you've linked multiple accounts with matching Voice Match IDs to your Assistant device (because all the accounts belong to you), you might need to disable Voice Match on your other non-Stadia accounts, or unlink them from your device.

Dismiss the Assistant

Once you tap the Assistant button to start an interaction, you can dismiss it at any time. On your Stadia Controller, press and hold the Assistant button Assistant button for 1 second.

Privacy

  • If you talk to your Google Assistant while you're in a voice chat, other players won't be able to hear you through your microphone. After you're finished talking to your Assistant, they'll be able to hear you again.
  • All controllers playing a local multiplayer session on Stadia will be attached to the account of the person signed into Stadia. This means that when any player talks to the Assistant, their questions and commands are saved to your account. You can delete what they said at myactivity.google.com.
  • If you've enabled personal results, anyone playing on your account can access your personal information by asking the Assistant.
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