Play Stadia on mobile devices

You can use a USB cable to connect your Stadia Controller or supported third-party gamepads to compatible mobile devices.

Tip: If you’re using a USB-C adapter, make sure the adapter side is connected to your mobile device.

Start a game

Before you start playing, connect your controller to your mobile device.

  1. On your mobile device, open the Stadia app Stadia icon.
    • Depending on your settings, connecting a gamepad might start the app automatically.
  2. From the Home tab, scroll down to "Your games".
  3. Tap See all, then tap the game you want to play.
  4. Make sure "This screen" is selected in the drop-down menu.
  5. Tap Play Stadia Play button.

Note: Wireless play between your mobile device and the Stadia Controller is not currently available.

Open the Stadia menu

While you’re playing a game, you can open the Stadia menu to view details like your friends list and connection status.

  1. On your Stadia Controller, press the Stadia button Stadia button.
  2. Tap the Stadia menu to interact with it.
Voice chat for multiplayer games is currently available in a limited capacity for mobile devices—you will be able to hear other players, but you won’t be able to use your microphone to speak.

Exit your current game

To exit a game when playing on a mobile device:

Stadia Controller

  1. On your Stadia Controller, press and hold the Stadia button Stadia button for two seconds.
  2. Tap Exit game.

Other supported gamepads

  1. On your Android device, tap the Back button.
  2. Tap Exit game.
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