Stadia is an all-new gaming platform that lets you instantly play games across screens without waiting for game downloads or installations. For the best gaming experience, especially in up to 4K*, gaming traffic needs a fast pathway to and from cloud servers without being overly delayed by an underperforming router or competing traffic on the same network.
The gaming preferred setting on Google Nest Wifi and Google Wifi automatically optimises your Stadia traffic. Gaming preferred prioritises Stadia so that your gameplay doesn't get slowed down by other devices or activities on your network, like someone streaming TV or browsing the web in another room. Gaming preferred will work when you're playing games on Stadia.
This setting is on by default but isn’t active unless you’re playing games on Stadia. You can turn off this setting at any time by following the directions below.
Turn gaming preferred on or off
With the Google Home app
- Open the Google Home app .
- Choose Wi-Fi .
- At the top-right corner, tap Settings .
- Turn on or off Gaming preferred.
With the Google Wifi app
- Open the Google Wifi app .
- Tap the Settings and actions tab Network & general.
- Under the 'Network' section, tap Advanced networking.
- Tap Gaming preferred, then turn on or off Gaming preferred.
Stadia is available in these countries: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Belgium, Ireland, and the Netherlands. An access code is required to play games on Stadia, and will be provided with qualified purchase. Learn more about Stadia.
*Availability and performance of gameplay features and services (including 4K, HDR, 60 FPS and 5.1 surround sound) are network-, device- and game-dependent, and may not be available for all games.