Starting November 9, 2022, Stadia will attempt to automatically process refunds for all purchases of games, add-on content and subscriptions fees other than Stadia Pro made through the Stadia store. We ask for your patience as we work through each transaction and that you refrain from contacting Customer Support as they will not be able to expedite your refund during this time. For more information, check the Announcement FAQ.

Play Days

During a Play Days event, you can play a game on Stadia during a specific period of time without having to purchase it. During this time you'll have access to the full game.

To see details about how long you can play a game during the specified period, visit its details page in the Stadia Store. After the Play Days are over, you can choose to purchase the game to continue playing.

How do I play a game during Play Days?

During a game's Play Days event, go to the game's details page in the Stadia Store and select Play and then Play Stadia Play button.

After you launch the game for the first time, it will appear in your library, where it can be played at no charge during the Play Days event.


Do I need a Stadia Pro subscription to access a Play Days event?
Some Play Days events are limited to Stadia Pro subscribers for a certain amount of time. However, many Play Days events are open to anyone with a Stadia account.

Will I be able to access the whole game during the Play Days event?
During a specified period of time, you'll be able to play the complete game. If the Play Days event is for a bundle, you'll be able to play with any add-ons that the bundle includes. After the Play Days event ends, you'll need to purchase the game if you want to keep playing. Please note that consumable add-ons, such as in-game currency, won't be included.

What happens to my saved data once a Play Days event ends?
Any saved data created during Play Days will remain intact after the event is over. If you purchase a game after the Play Days period ends, you'll be able to continue where you left off.

Can I unlock achievements during Play Days?
Yes! Any achievements that you unlock for a game during the specified period will continue to be associated with your Stadia account after the period is over.

I captured screenshots or clips of the game during Play Days. Can I access them after the event ends?
Yes. After the Play Days event is over, you'll be able to access clips or screenshots that you captured during the event, even if you don't purchase the game.

I'm a member of a family group. Do I need a family manager's permission to play during Play Days?
If you have a supervised account, you can play during a Play Days event. However, you'll have to request your family manager's permission to play the game for the first time, and you won't be able to play if the game's content rating has been restricted for you by your family manager.
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