How to stream Google Stadia to YouTube


Google’s Stadia game streaming service has been rolling out new features at a steady pace. One of the newest features is the ability to stream stadia gameplay to YouTube, allowing you to share your current gaming session in real-time on the web and allowing others to join in on the fun.

While Stadia’s YouTube streaming feature will eventually be available for all games, the feature is currently limited to Stadia gameplay through a browser. You can follow the instructions below to enable Stadia streaming to YouTube from your account. Google will eventually allow you to stream Stadia to YouTube from your smartphone and Chromecast, but we’re still waiting on a timeline for when that will happen.

Enable Stadia YouTube streaming feature

  1. Log into your Stadia account by visiting
  2. Click on the Friends menu in the top right corner
  3. Click the “Stream directly to YouTube” button
  4. Select your YouTube channel or create a new one

Start a Stadia YouTube livestream

  1. From the Stadio homepage and launch the game you want to stream
  2. Open the Stadia menu and click Live stream.
  3. Click Stream directly to YouTube.
  4. Enter your Stadia stream details
    • Enter a title for your Stadia YouTube live stream
    • Select your privacy and voice & audio options.
    • Change whether or not your stream is intended to be viewed by children (setting can’t be modified once the stream begins)
    • Choose whether or not to show your viewer count on your live stream.
    • Click Start live stream.

Stop a Stadia YouTube livestream

  1. Open the Stadia menu by pressing the Stadia button on your controller or Shift + Tab on your keyboard
  2. Stop the Stadia YouTube livesteam by clicking streaming Stop stream

Once Stadia streaming to YouTube is enabled on Chromecast and mobile devices, the article will be updated with the additional instructions.

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Nick Gray
I'm a life-long tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC. After writing about tech for more than a decade, I jumped at the opportunity to take on the role of Editor in Chief at Phandroid. Please contact me at [email protected].

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