When Google Stadia launched in November of last year, some features were missing such as the ability to share games with family members. That changes today with the release of its Family Sharing feature – available on both the Stadia website and mobile app.
A Google representative confirmed on Reddit today that you can now share games with other members of your family group, provided they have created a Stadia account. This feature can be turned on through the Family settings menu and games can be shared with members only after you’ve added a family payment method. Family Sharing applies to titles you’ve purchased or claimed through Stadia Pro, and family group members can play those games on their own Stadia account.
It’s worth noting that sharing or playing shared games won’t require an active Stadia Pro subscription. However, for games claimed through a Pro subscription, family members will lose access to those titles if your subscription ends.
You can choose to automatically share all games in your Stadia account or pick only specific titles that you want other members to play. There’s also an option to turn on or off family access to a particular game from its detail section. For supervised family members, certain titles may not be accessible if the content rating is above the level approved by the family group manager for them. In addition, shared games can be played by any family member only if no one else in the group is currently playing that title.