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Play Stadia on your TV

To play Stadia games on your TV, you'll need:

If your Chromecast or Android TV doesn’t have Bluetooth support, you can connect a controller to your TV through your phone. You can also use your phone's touch screen as a virtual gamepad.

First-time setup

Perform the following steps before you set up Stadia on your TV for the first time:

Chromecast Ultra
  1. Set up your Chromecast Ultra.
    • Note: For the 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.
Google TV or Android TV
  1. Set up your Google TV or Android TV device.
  2. Add the Google account that you used to sign up for Stadia.
  3. If you have a Bluetooth controller, connect it to your Google TV or Android TV device.
  4. Use your TV remote or a connected Bluetooth controller to:
  5. Optional: After you launch Stadia, link a Stadia Controller to your Google TV or Android TV.

Switch accounts on Google TV or Android TV

When you launch the Stadia app, you'll be asked to choose the account you want to use. To switch accounts after you launch the app:

  1. Make sure the account you want to switch to is added to your device.
  2. On the Stadia home screen:, press Back Back on your TV remote, or B button on your Stadia Controller.
    • Note: If you use a Bluetooth controller, press the equivalent face button.
  3. Select Switch accounts.
  4. Use your TV remote or a connected Bluetooth controller to select the account you want to use.

Start a game

On Chromecast Ultra
  1. On your Stadia Controller, press and hold the Stadia button Stadia button to power it on. To stop the controller from auto-linking, press and hold the Stadia button Stadia button until it rumbles twice and blinks white.
    • If you don't see a linking code on your Chromecast Ultra's screen, turn it on in your ambient mode settings.
  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.
On Google TV or Android TV

Note: You can use the TV remote that came with Google TV or Android TV to navigate the Stadia menu. If you have a Bluetooth controller, you can connect it to your Android TV or Google TV device to launch the Stadia app and play games.

  1. Launch the Stadia app on Google TV or Android TV.
  2. Optional: If you have a Stadia Controller, link it to your screen.
    1. On your Stadia Controller, press and hold the Stadia button Stadia button until it rumbles twice and blinks white.
    2. On top of the home screen, use your TV remote to select your avatar.
    3. Use your TV remote to select the controller icon Controller.
    4. Use your Stadia Controller to enter the linking code displayed on the TV screen.
  3. Press the Stadia button Stadia button to return to the home screen.
Select the game you want to play 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 they can play them on a TV.

Exit a game or shut down Stadia

Exit a game

  1. On your Stadia Controller, press and hold the Stadia button Stadia button.
    • On Google TV or Android TV, you can press the Home button on a connected Bluetooth controller.
    • You can also press Back Back on the TV remote that came with your Google TV or Android TV.
  2. Select Exit game.

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

Shut down or exit Stadia

  1. On your Stadia Controller, press and hold the Stadia button Stadia button.
    • On Google TV or Android TV, you can press the Home button on a connected Bluetooth controller.
    • You can also press Back Back on the TV remote that came with your Google TV or Android TV.
  2. Choose an option to close Stadia.
    • On Chromecast Ultra, select Shut down Stadia.
    • On Google TV or Android TV, select Exit Stadia.

When you shut down Stadia on your TV, your Stadia Controller will vibrate and the light on the Stadia button Stadia button will turn off automatically. You can also press and hold the Stadia button Stadia button until the status light turns off.

Link more than one controller to the same TV

You can link up to 4 controllers to play local multiplayer games on your TV. Each player who uses a Stadia Controller needs to enter the same linking code, which will be unique to each Chromecast Ultra, Google TV, or Android TV device.

  1. From the Stadia home screen, press the Stadia button Stadia button on your linked Stadia Controller.
  2. Select the controller icon Controller to display the linking code on your TV screen.
  3. On an additional Stadia Controller, press and hold the Stadia button Stadia button until it rumbles twice and the button blinks white.
  4. Use the additional controller to enter the linking code displayed 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 your TV

  1. Sign into your Stadia account on your Chromecast Ultra, Google TV, or Android TV.
  2. On your Stadia Controller, press the Stadia button Stadia button .
  3. Select Friends.
  4. Send friend requests to recently met players.

Learn more about parties and voice chat.

Switch Stadia accounts on your TV

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

  1. On the Stadia home screen, press and hold the Stadia button Stadia button.
    • On Google TV or Android TV, press B button on the Stadia Controller, or the equivalent button on a supported Bluetooth controller. You can also press the Back button Back on the TV remote that came with your device.
  2. Select Switch accounts.
  3. Select the account you want to switch to.

Cast Stadia to your TV

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

Cast from the Stadia app to your TV

  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 device.
  4. Tap Play Stadia Play button.

Cast from stadia.com to your TV

  1. On your computer, use Google Chrome to 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 device.

Check your connection status

You can check your internet connection status during gameplay on your TV:

  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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