Crowd Choice

Stadia games that feature Crowd Choice create their own polls to let YouTube viewers decide what happens in a game during a live stream. Poll questions and results will be displayed in the YouTube chat window next to the live stream.

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Vote for what happens in the game

When you view a YouTube live stream of a Stadia game that features Crowd Choice, you can select buttons in the YouTube chat window to vote for what happens in the game. Other polls let you type choices directly into chat.

You can vote on options like weapon or level selections, power boosts, dialogue options, and more. The option that receives the most votes in chat will show up in the game's live stream.

For more information about how Crowd Choice works in specific games, check with the game's developer.

How to vote

To vote in a Crowd Choice poll:

  1. Go to a YouTube livestream of a Stadia game that has Crowd Choice enabled.
  2. When a poll appears in the chat, vote for what you want to happen.
    • Buttons: For some polls, buttons will appear in the YouTube chat window on the web or on your mobile device. Select a button to vote in the poll. You can only vote once in this type of poll.
    • Text vote: For other polls, a prompt will appear to type your vote directly into YouTube chat. For these polls, you can vote more than once.

When the poll is complete, you'll see the results in the chat window, and the most popular choice will show up in the game that's being streamed. Results will stay pinned to the chat window, so you can view them after the vote has ended.

Live stream a Crowd Choice game to YouTube

When you live stream a Stadia game to YouTube that supports Crowd Choice, your viewers can participate in polls that affect what happens in the game.

You can also live stream with third-party streaming software such as OBS.

Crowd Choice FAQ

Which games support Crowd Choice on Stadia?
Check out the list of games that support Crowd Choice.

Note: We strive to make all games available in countries where Stadia is available. In some cases, publishers may elect not to make their games available in all countries.

Where can I vote on Crowd Choice streams?
Crowd Choice is only supported on YouTube live streams. You can vote on or in the YouTube app for Android or iOS.

I'm a streamer. Can I create my own Crowd Choice questions, or decide when they appear for my viewers?
No. The developers of games that support Crowd Choice will determine the questions, and when they are asked.

I'm streaming a Crowd Choice game to YouTube. Do I have to follow my viewers' poll results?
In some instances, you may be able to go against the choice of the crowd.

Can I moderate chat while I'm streaming to YouTube?
Yes. YouTube has a wide range of moderation tools you can use during your Crowd Choice live stream.

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