Use the following tips to help you get the most out of Stadia when you set up your Wi-Fi router and other devices in your home.
Get the best possible internet connection
- If your device has a power adapter with an Ethernet port, connect an Ethernet cable to it. Ethernet will give you a better internet connection than Wi-Fi.
- If you have a choice, use your Wi-Fi router's 5GHz band instead of its 2.4GHz band. Check with your router's manufacturer for instructions on how to switch.
- Place your router in a central location away from walls. If you're using a TV, place it near your TV, but no closer than 2 feet.
- While you play a game, make sure no one else streams videos on the same Wi-Fi network. Too much traffic on your network can degrade your streaming quality.
Get everything working from the start
- Make sure all of your game-playing devices are on the same network. These devices might include your computer, mobile device, Stadia Controller, Chromecast Ultra, Google TV, or Android TV.
- If you have Chromecast Ultra, set it up with the Google Home app on your phone or tablet.
- Note: You can control your Chromecast Ultra with the Home app . You don't need a separate TV remote.
Get the most out of your TV experience
- Adjust your TV's settings for optimal performance. Check with your TV's manufacturer for specific instructions.
- Turn on Game Mode or an equivalent setting to reduce latency and allow for a faster game response time.
- Turn off overscan and adjust the picture so the entire image fits on your screen.
- If you're using a Chromecast Ultra or HDR-compatible Google TV or Android TV and have an active Stadia Pro subscription, enable High Dynamic Range (HDR) on your TV to enable HDR colors for games that support it.
- To use 5.1 surround sound with your active Stadia Pro subscription, connect your officially supported Stadia device directly to your audio receiver. If you experience issues, troubleshoot your surround sound setup.
- To enable up to 4K gameplay on your TV when using an audio receiver, you may need to enable the 4K HDMI pass-through mode on your receiver.