Stadia is a streaming platform for games, powered by Google's cloud infrastructure. It was unveiled at a keynote during GDC 2019. It allows users to play games via a video feed fed to devices like a Chromecast Ultra or Android phone, as well as Chrome web browsers.
The Stadia service offers a paid "Pro" tier and, in 2020, will also allow a lower-end free tier. Games are for sale on the service, and the service launched with 22 games.
Stadia-compatible gamepads and screens
Stadia can be played with a variety of gamepads on a computer, on a TV with a Chromecast Ultra, and on the following mobile devices:
- Pixel 2, 3, 3a, 4, 4a
- Samsung S8, S8+, S8 Active, Note 8
- Samsung S9, S9+, Note 9
- Samsung S10, S10+, Note 10, Note 10+
- Samsung S20, S20+, S20 Ultra
- Asus ROG Phone, ROG Phone II
- Razer Phone, Razer Phone II
Note: Playing Stadia on a TV requires the Stadia Controller.
See how devices can connect to Stadia in the table below.
|Gamepad type||On TV with Chromecast Ultra||On Google Chrome (version 77 or greater)||Supported phones with Android 10.0 or greater|
|Stadia Controller||Wi-Fi connectivity||USB connectivity||USB connectivity|
|Keyboard and mouse||Currently unavailable||USB & Bluetooth connectivity||Currently unavailable|
|DualShock 4 Controller||Currently unavailable||USB & Bluetooth connectivity||USB & Bluetooth connectivity|
|Xbox One Controller||Currently unavailable||USB & Bluetooth connectivity||USB & Bluetooth connectivity|
|Xbox One Elite Controller||Currently unavailable||USB connectivity||USB connectivity|
|Xbox Adaptive Controller||Currently unavailable||USB & Bluetooth connectivity||USB & Bluetooth connectivity|
|Xbox 360 Controller||Currently unavailable||USB connectivity||USB connectivity|
|Switch Pro Controller||Currently unavailable||USB & Bluetooth connectivity||Currently unavailable|