How to Stream Google Stadia Games Directly to YouTube
Stream Google Stadia Games Directly to YouTube
For the streaming to work, you will have to link your YouTube account to your Google Stadia account. We have explained all the steps below. So just follow them, and you will be up and running in no time.
How to Link YouTube Channel to Google Stadia
1. Head over to Google Stadia (website link) and click on your profile picture at the top right corner.
2. From the menu, click ‘Stadia Settings’ to link your YouTube channel to the cloud streaming service.
3. Now, had to the ‘YouTube’ section to see a list of channels associated with your Google account. Click on the ‘Link with Stadia’ button next to the channel’s name where you plan to stream the games. You will have to dole out some permissions to Stadia for the same.
4. That’s it. Your YouTube channel is now linked to Google Stadia. You are now ready to play and stream games from the cloud. Sounds amazing, right?
Moreover, if you haven’t created a YouTube channel yet, you will see a ‘Create a channel’ button under Settings -> YouTube. Click it and you will be guided through a couple of steps to set up your channel. Refresh the Stadia settings page once your channel is live to see it appear along with the ‘Link with Stadia’ button. Then, follow the aforementioned steps to get ready to start streaming games.
Stream Google Stadia Games on YouTube
Now that you have linked your YouTube channel to Stadia, here’s how you can stream the game you are playing directly to YouTube:
1. Pick the game you want to stream and start playing it. If you are a Pro user, you will have access to free games. If not, there’s only one free game you can play right now. It is Konami’s Super Bomberman R and I tested just that.
3. Click the ‘Live Stream’ button to see the ‘Stream directly to YouTube’ option. It will automatically stream your gameplay to YouTube without the need for any extra software.
4. Upon clicking this button, you need to choose whether the stream is meant for kids, enter the title, and adjust the privacy and audio settings. You can also choose to see how many people are watching your stream while you play (screenshot attached below). You can also turn on optional features, such as Crowd Choice and Crowd Play (available for some games).
5. Hit the ‘Start live stream’ button. You will first see the ‘Preparing live stream’ text and then a notification telling you that you are live on YouTube will appear. Yeah, it is that simple.
6. Now that your stream is live, you will constantly see a red ‘Live’ icon at the top left. The YouTube link and the ‘Stop stream’ button are available in the Stadia menu, as seen above. Take a look at my short Stadia test stream on YouTube right here: