I've been trying to enjoy the free Stadia pro but I can't seem to launch any game.
Any game I try to boot up it just says "Checking your connection..." and after a few minutes it prompts me to re-open the game to play with the only option being OK which closes the game, I assume it timed out.
This issue exists for all titles on my account. The issue also persists in the downloaded Stadia launcher. I do not own a chrome cast or chromebook to try it on. This is just on windows 10, I have the latest chrome version and my internet up and down is between 200 and 300 mbs.
I am honestly out of ideas at this point so if anyone has an idea I would much appreciate it.
Hi maybe you are too far away from the router and try an internet cable if you haven't not tried it and see if it help. And mabey wil it help tho change the settings in the mobile stadia app and set the setting's lower the settings > data usage and presentation. 1080p or 720p mabey it wil help. i have no problems whit stadia game streaming.
This issue has been a plague since launch. Search for "checking your connection" in the forum search, you'll see threads WITH ZERO SOLUTIONS and a lot of frustrated gamers. No google rep has helped or really provided any meaningful "we going to fix this!" gumption... we're just kinda screwed ! yayyyyyy!
I had this happen on a small laptop with less resources that I wanted to try to see if Stadia would work. My router would connect at 5Ghz and 2.4Ghz depending on the device. The device was not that old. It is a touch screen Windows 10 device, but is too slow to do much more than web browsing. It only connected at 2.4Ghz, so I assumed that was the problem. I assumed Stadia required a faster connection. A number of android devices don't connect at 5Ghz though. I have family come up from Peru and all of their devices use the 2.4Ghz setting. None can connect at 5Ghz. I don't know how you can guarantee the speed at which a Chromebook would connect. They come at all different price points from $150 to $400 or even more. More may be involved here than mere Internet speed. Device requirements may also be important.
Hi @ChromeDome -- if you are still experiencing this issue, please do two things:
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I think I figured out my "Checking your connection..." problem with Stadia and I wanted to share. I believe it had something to do with Linux.
My solution was basically not start Linux anything after a fresh restart and without any connected peripherals and then start Stadia (not in Incognito), then plug in my USB controller and viola... That process got rid of the "Checking your connection" circle of infinity to finally disappear.
Note that I'm still running the following extensions: Stadia+, uBlock Origin and PiP by Google.
tl:dr - I think it was Linux