Built to evolve right alongside your game.
Our custom hardware will be periodically upgraded alongside the software and services, so you can focus on realizing your creative vision—not on the constraints of traditional platforms.See Hardware Stack
Next-gen software optimized for the cloud.
Stadia is built on an open source foundation and next-generation tools using Vulkan®1 cross-platform graphics and computing APIs, so you can optimize for cloud-native gaming.See Software Stack
Debian version of the world’s most popular open-source OS
Next-gen cross-platform graphics and computing API with custom layers optimized for cloud-native gaming
Our SDK provides robust APIs for managing games, like saves, multiplayer modes, suspend/resume gameplay and more
Powerful yet familiar dev tools.
With a powerful development toolset made from top middleware and technology partners, you’ll have access to well-established tools that grow with you.See Developer Tools
Epic Games' official support for Stadia means you’ll have access to the latest technology and features of the world’s most powerful creation engine.
Unity is the world’s most widely used real-time 3D development platform, enabling developers to create rich, interactive experiences.
A suite of debugging and tuning tools help you get the most out of our platform, from fine-tuning streaming performance to diagnosing GPU crashes
Current dev tools include Havok®, RenderDoc, Visual Studio, LLVM, AMD RadeonTM2 GPU Profiler, IncrediBuild, UmbraTM 3, FaceFX and Intelligent Music Systems, plus we’re constantly expanding to deliver a familiar development experience
- 1 Vulkan is a registered trademark of the Khronos Group Inc.
- 2 AMD Radeon is a registered trademark of Advanced Micro Devices Inc.
Enabling gameplay across all device types.
The Stadia platform enables cross-screen gameplay across TVs, laptops, desktops, tablets and mobile devices using our Stadia controller, mouse and keyboard, as well as many HID-compliant game controllers.See Input/Output
Works with existing inputs
Stadia supports standard gamepad inputs right out of the box, with no additional development needed
Google Assistant button
The Stadia controller features a dedicated Google Assistant button that enables new engagement scenarios, such as live gameplay help, firing up a multiplayer session, sharing gameplay clips, and more.
Do more with captures
The Stadia controller’s share button enables you to take screenshots that can be shared with friends, as well as capture gameplay clips and post them to YouTube at the press of a button.
All device types
A single code base works seamlessly on all kinds of connected devices, including TVs, laptops, desktops, tablets and smartphones
Continually evolving platform
Realize your vision with seamless access to the latest software, hardware and features.
Play across connected devices
A single code base allows play on TVs, laptops, desktops, tablets, phones and more.
Low barriers to entry
Players can jump into their games with a single click, no downloading required.
Always up to date
Since games stream directly from the cloud, players always have your latest version.
The power of Stadia unlocks untapped potential for game design