How to link your Stadia account and publisher account

When you purchase a game, the game’s publisher may ask you to link your publisher account to your Stadia account. This lets the publisher offer special features to players who play their games on Stadia.

The option to link your publisher account can appear at any point in the game. For example, you may be asked to log into your publisher account on the game’s opening screen.

You can have one login per publisher on Stadia. That login works across all games from that publisher.

You can also learn more about Giving a publisher consent to use your friends list in the Stadia help center.

Link your publisher account

Select the device below to learn how to link your Stadia account to a publisher account. Keep in mind that publisher account login or account creation may slightly differ from publisher to publisher.

On Chromecast

Important: You need a phone, tablet, or computer to complete the following steps.

  1. On the TV screen, the game will ask you to link your publisher account to Stadia. Go to the Stadia account linking page on your device to continue.
  2. Sign into your Google Account to confirm your Stadia account.

Note: This Google Account must be linked to the same Stadia account that includes your game purchase.

  1. After you confirm your Stadia account, the page will take you to the publisher’s site. Log into your existing publisher account or create a new one. 
  2. The publisher’s site will have a button to confirm linking your account. It will tell you when you’ve successfully confirmed linking your account. It may also highlight features that are now available and other information.
  3. When you return to Stadia, the game should show your logged in status.

On the Stadia app

  1. On the phone screen, the game will ask you to link your publisher account to Stadia. If you choose to link your account, you’ll leave the game and go to the publisher’s site.
  2. Log into your existing publisher account or create a new one.
  3. The publisher’s site will have a button to confirm linking your account. This will redirect you to the Google Account login page to confirm your Stadia account. If you’re already logged in, it will redirect you out of this page and back to the publisher’s site.

Note: This Google Account must be linked to the same Stadia account that includes your game purchase.

  1. The publisher’s site will tell you when you’ve successfully confirmed linking your account.
  2. When you return to Stadia, the game should show your logged in status.

On Stadia.com

  1. On the computer screen, the game will ask you to link your publisher account to Stadia. If you choose to link your account, you’ll leave the game and go to the publisher’s site in a new tab.
  2. Log into your existing publisher account or create a new one.
  3. The publisher’s site will have a button to confirm linking your account. This will redirect you to the Google Account login page to confirm your Stadia account. If you’re already logged in, it will redirect you out of this page and back to the publisher's site.

Note: This Google Account must be linked to the same Stadia account that includes your game purchase.

  1. The publisher's site will tell you when you’ve successfully confirmed linking your account.
  2. When you return to Stadia, you need to Resume in fullscreen to continue. The game should show your logged in status.
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