How to use Bluetooth with your Google Stadia controller

Though the streaming platform may be dead, the excellent Google Stadia controller lives on. With the shutdown initiated on January 18 worldwide, the gamepad can no longer access Wi-Fi play through the servers, meaning it’s now functionally just a Bluetooth remote for your system of choice. 

You can use the Google Stadia controller in Bluetooth mode for your gaming PC or gaming phone. You have until December 31, 2023, to enable this firmware update before any further updates are taken offline. We’re showing you how to work Bluetooth on the Google Stadia controller below. 

How to enable Bluetooth mode on Google Stadia controller   

  •  Go to the Google Stadia controller firmware page to turn off Wi-Fi play 
  •  Plug your Stadia controller into your computer with a USB-C cable  
  •  Allow the Google Chrome web browser to verify the controller  
  •  Unlock Bluetooth mode which permanently disables Stadia Wi-Fi play  
  •  Download and install the firmware (need at least 30 minutes battery life) 
  •  Connect your Google Stadia controller to a compatible device  

You have until the end of the year to download the Bluetooth firmware on the Google Stadia controller, as if you leave it until 2024, you’ll only be able to use it as a wired USB controller.

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