Play Stadia on Chromecast Ultra

To play Stadia on Chromecast Ultra, you'll need:

First-time setup

Before you set up Stadia on Chromecast Ultra for the first time, you'll need to perform the following steps:

  1. Set up your Chromecast Ultra.
    • Note: For best results, connect your Chromecast Ultra to your router with an Ethernet cable. There's an Ethernet port on the Chromecast Ultra's power adapter.
  2. Link your Stadia Controller to your Chromecast Ultra.
  3. Add your Stadia account to your Chromecast Ultra.

Start a game

  1. On your Stadia Controller, press and hold the Stadia button Stadia button to power it on. Stadia will start automatically on the last Chromecast Ultra you linked your controller to.
  2. Select your Stadia account.
  3. Choose a game to play.
    • To start your last played game, select Play Stadia Play button.
    • To play a different game, use your Stadia Controller to select a game and then select Play Stadia Play button.
To purchase Stadia games, open the Stadia app Stadia icon or go to stadia.com. Stadia players with supervised accounts need to request permission to play games in the Stadia app Stadia icon before the games will appear on Chromecast Ultra.

Exit a game or shut down Stadia

Exit a game

  1. On your Stadia Controller, press and hold the Stadia button Stadia button.
  2. Select Exit game.

After you exit a game, you can choose another game from your library to play.

Shut down Stadia

  1. On your Stadia Controller, press and hold the Stadia button Stadia button.
  2. Select Shut down Stadia.

When Stadia shuts down, your Stadia Controller will vibrate and the light on the Stadia button Stadia button will turn off.

Link more than one controller

You can link up to 4 Stadia Controllers to play local multiplayer games on Chromecast Ultra. To link multiple Stadia Controllers to a single TV, each player will need to enter the same linking code on their controller. The linking code is unique to each Chromecast.

  1. On your linked Stadia Controller, press the Stadia button Stadia button.
  2. Select Controller. The linking code will appear.
  3. On an additional Stadia Controller, press and hold the Stadia button Stadia button to power it on.
  4. When the Stadia button Stadia button on an additional controller blinks white, enter the linking code that appears on the TV screen.

Note: If more than one player plugs an audio headset into their Stadia Controller during a local multiplayer game, only one player will hear audio. When that player disconnects their headset, the audio will switch to another player's headset.

Add new friends on Chromecast

  1. On your Stadia Controller, press the Stadia button Stadia button .
  2. Select Friends.
  3. Send friend requests to recently met players.

Learn more about parties and voice chat.

Switch Stadia accounts

You must exit a game before you can switch to a different Stadia account.

  1. On the Stadia home screen, press and hold Stadia button Stadia button.
  2. Select Switch accounts.
  3. Select the account you want to switch to.

Cast Stadia to your TV

You can cast Stadia from your computer to your TV using Google Chrome, or from your mobile device using the Stadia app.

Cast from the Stadia app

  1. On your mobile device, open the Stadia app Stadia icon.
  2. Tap the game you'd like to play.
  3. Tap the dropdown menu and then choose your Chromecast Ultra.
  4. Tap Play Stadia Play button.

Cast from stadia.com

  1. On your computer using Google Chrome, sign into your account on stadia.com.
  2. In your browser window, at the top right, click Menu More.
  3. Click Cast and then select your Chromecast Ultra.

Check your connection status

You can check your internet connection status while playing a game on Chromecast Ultra:

  1. On your Stadia Controller, press the Stadia button Stadia button.
  2. Select Connection.

The connection panel displays information about your connection status, as well as information about 4K, HDR, and 5.1 surround sound.

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