When it comes to games on Stadia, in most cases you'll either have to buy a game or you will be able to claim it for free as part of the Pro membership, however sometimes you'll also get to redeem a code for a game. Making it free.
Now, a game code for Stadia is not something that you'll come across too often. So many players may not know how to redeem a code on Stadia. Especially if they've never had to do it.
That's what this handy guide is all about. Teaching you how to redeem codes in the event you're able to acquire one at some point. And really, the process is pretty fast and not complicated at all.
How to redeem a code on Stadia
First, head to the Stadia webpage on your phone browser
The first thing you need to do is go to the Stadia webpage. This can't be done from the Stadia app or the interface on Chromecast Ultra. However, it does not have to be done from the Stadia webpage on a desktop browser either.
You can go to the Stadia webpage thorough your mobile Chrome browser. Although you will need to set it to the desktop version of the site by going to the overflow menu. You can find this in the top right corner of the browser UI. It's the button that looks like three dots.
Tap that and then look in the options for the desktop site setting, and tap that. This will reload the current page you're on and then you'll be able to move on to the following steps.
Head to the Stadia webpage on your desktop browser
As noted above you can also go to the Stadia webpage from your desktop Chrome browser. And to be honest this will be the easier route if you have a desktop or laptop accessible.
Since you won't have to do all of the remaining steps from a smaller UI as the desktop site will look tiny on a phone display.
Click or tap on your profile avatar
Once you have the site loaded up, whether it's through the Chrome app on your mobile phone or the Chrome browser on your desktop, click or tap on your profile avatar to open the profile menu.
You'll find quite a few different options in here, but the one that you're looking for is the Stadia settings menu. Click or tap on that to open the settings.
Click or tap on the "redeem code" option
Now that you're in settings, click or tap on the redeem code option that you see along the side. This will open a little dialogue box that lets you enter the code you've received.
After you enter the code and click or tap the redeem button, you'll see a refresh of the screen that now shows the game the code was for. You'll now need to hit the claim button that pops up along with this.
After you claim it, this will lock that game code to your account and use it up. And then you will own that game. It's as simple as that. Now the next time you go to your game library, you'll see the game you just redeemed.