How to play Google Stadia on MacBook

A not long time ago Google has launched the gaming platform called Google Stadia. Google Stadia works as a cloud gaming platform where the user runs the game on Google’s server.

This allows you to play high production games on the different types of devices. The requirement for this platform and playing games is your internet connection. The minimum connection speed required is 35mb/s.

A lot of users have questions about the platform, and one of the most common is how to play Google Stadia on MacBook. We have some solutions for you.

See also: How to use Google Stadia on smartphone


How to start?

It is a quite easy process to start using Google Stadia gaming cloud service on any MacBook. For getting all set up to play, first, you have to have a Google Chrome browser on your Mac. Download it, and create a Google account. Once you are done, you can proceed to sign up on the Google Stadia. It is not free to use the Stadia, so you need to pay 9.99$ for being a member. Also, not all games are free, you may need to purchase some. The price depends on how new or popular certain game is. You can find them in the range of 30$ all up to 60$.

But getting a member has its positive sides, as you can claim and play some games for free. Also, the positive about Stadia is that you don’t need to download it or save on your hard drive and wait for hours to play your favorite game.  Another thing about being a member is that you can use Google Stadia to play games on any other device that supports it. For example, you can play games on your iPad, iMac, Mac mini, etc.

Setting up on the MacBook

When you are logged in, you should set up the controller to play the game. When it comes to the controllers, Google Stadia has launched the Stadia controllers for playing. You can order them online, and choose the color. The price is about 120$, but you have the option to buy a second one at half price. The controllers are nice and fit well in the hands, which makes playing comfortable as well.

To connect controller on your MacBook, you can use USB cable according to the device you own. On the other hand, you can use any other Bluetooth controller that you know will work with your Mac. It happens that the controller doesn’t work when first hooked to the Mac, so you should unhook it and then hook it again. This should resolve the problem. If any other issue appears, you can use your keyboard to resolve it.

The Stadia controller is best for playing games on this platform due to the fact it has special functions such as the Google Assistance button, the ability to take screenshot or record playing.

Start the game

Playing on Google Stadia work very well on MacBook, but yet you may experience the game to runs slow, or has some bugs and shows in low resolution. The game running depends directly on your internet speed. It works on a simple rule, the faster the internet speed, the better the resolution and game running.

Next, you should know about gaming on Stadia, is that not all games are perfect, and it can lead you to think that your controller is not working well or that your MacBook has some issues.  Considering the fact this is a quite new gaming platform, this is not surprising.

Once you are all set up, it is time to start playing your favorite game and enjoy it. All you need to do is to open Google Chrome, get to Google Stadia and choose the game you want to play. The positive about Stadia is that you can stop playing and later continue where you left off on any other device.