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Introducing Stadia

Stadia is Google’s gaming platform that lets you instantly play your favorite video games on screens you already own. Access to Stadia is free – you only pay for the games. Stream games directly to your favorite compatible devices. They’re ready wherever you have Wi-Fi or Ethernet, without waiting for installs, downloads, or updates.

Brand Overview

Mission

Expand the creation, access, and enjoyment of interactive entertainment, powered by the best of Google.

Vision

An instant, welcoming, and high-quality way to play for every gamer across any device, anywhere.

Brand foundations

Stadia resets expectations

Stadia is built with YouTube at its core.

Stadia is magical, subverting long-established assumptions about what’s possible in gaming. You can’t forget the first moment you go hands-on with high-frame rate AAA games, instantly playable everywhere you have Wi-Fi or Ethernet.[1] And once you realize the implications this platform has on your ability to play with friends, you won’t want to go back.

Stadia users can quickly move from watching gameplay on YouTube to playing games. Stadia brings YouTube creators and viewers together in ways never before possible. Switch from viewer to competitor in moments and join the game.[2]

Stadia just works.

Stadia is player-friendly.

Play games on command—wherever you have Wi-Fi1[1] or Ethernet and in a matter of seconds. Fire up Stadia on your supported device and you’re in the game. No waiting for game downloads. Stadia delivers high-quality cloud-based gaming right now. And you’ll never have to sit through another tedious game update again.

A new era of gaming needs a new place to gather. Start Stadia and you’re in the game. Tag your friends and play together across, laptops, desktops, compatible phones and tablets, and TVs with Chromecast Ultra.

Stadia is evolving.

Stadia is convenient.

Stadia streams your games to all kinds of devices, and you’ll never have to wait on a system update. And we’re constantly releasing new features so Stadia is always improving.

You don’t need expensive gaming hardware to play Stadia. It delivers top-quality games on many devices you already own. Pick up a controller and in moments you’re playing together across laptops, desktops, and compatible tablets and phones.

Stadia is an extension of Google’s mission.

Google exists to make information accessible and useful to people, and the same spirit drives our commitment to Stadia. We’re lowering the cost barrier to customers, and what we’re offering brings the valuable medium of games to players.

Principles

The brand message of Stadia is about bringing people and games together in one place for all the ways we play. The imagery of Stadia reflects this promise: Play together.

Stadia inaugurates and defines the Play Together Instantly Generation of games. It’s not just about technical flash. We’re telling the story of a unified tomorrow for gaming that’s beginning right now, an era where the medium you love thrives as Stadia.

We’re introducing something unprecedented. Stadia improves the player experience from day one by offering gameplay across screens and much more. The potential of that shift implies a wondrous future, starting now.

We invite players to be part of the most convenient way to play AAA games. We welcome friends worldwide to come together across devices in a variety of places. We build bridges between gamers and YouTube creators, allowing them to play side by side.[3] We support developers with new ways to build and share games. And we help players discover new games to bring more joy to their lives.


Play for everyone.

Gameplay experience will vary depending on Wi-Fi connection. Refer to connection speed recommendations, coming soon. Legal note on 4K premium tier once pricing/tiers revealed.

Planned feature, not available at launch. Available only in select games. Some functionality may not be available for Family Link users.

Planned feature, not available at launch. Available only in select games. Some functionality may not be available for Family Link users.

Product Overview

Spend more time playing and less time waiting.

With Stadia, you’re ready to play your favorite games in seconds. No more waiting for game downloads, updates, or installs.

Choose your favorite screens to play on.

You pick the screens where you play: laptops, desktops, compatible phones and tablets, and TVs with Chromecast Ultra – it’s up to you.

Free games right now.

With a free two-month trial of Stadia Pro, new users can start building a collection of great games right away. Try them for two months, then choose to keep playing them with your Stadia Pro subscription for $9.99 a month.1 As a subscriber, your library of Stadia games will grow over time.

Available Markets

  • United States
  • Canada
  • United Kingdom
  • France
  • Italy
  • Germany
  • Austria
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Denmark
  • Norway
  • Finland
  • Belgium
  • Ireland
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Czech Republic
  • Slovakia
  • Romania
  • Hungary

[1] Stadia account required. See support.google.com/stadia?p=pro_trial for terms and conditions.

[2] Product contains Bluetooth Classic radio. No Bluetooth Classic functionality is enabled at this time. Bluetooth Classic functionality may be implemented at a later date.

[3] The built-in mic is off until you either press the Google Assistant button or turn it on from within a game or the Stadia platform. You can also control a headset mic if you plug one in.