Stadia shuts down this week and the Controllers that folks purchased (and have since acquired refunds for) will lose their core performance. Along with wired USB-C, Google is now letting you “switch your Stadia Controller to Bluetooth mode to keep gaming wirelessly on your favorite devices.”
Google has launched a “Bluetooth mode” instrument at stadia.google.com/controller that requires Chrome 108 or newer. The method “downloads a software update” that’s everlasting, although that gained’t imply something come January 18.
As soon as you turn your controller to Bluetooth mode, you possibly can’t change it again to make use of Wi-Fi on Stadia. You’ll be able to nonetheless play wired with USB in Bluetooth mode.
You’ve till December 31, 2023 to change to Bluetooth mode. As soon as put in, press and maintain the “Y” + “Stadia” buttons for 2 seconds to enter pairing mode. The standing gentle will flash orange, and you’ll choose the Stadia Controller in machine settings. The sunshine will flip white, with the Controller robotically connecting to the final paired machine going ahead.
You’ll be able to remap the Google Assistant and Seize buttons, which in any other case do nothing however provoke a manufacturing unit reset, from the paired machine .
…manufacturing unit reset the controller by holding the Google Assistant and Seize buttons for six seconds — the controller ought to vibrate and the standing gentle ought to flash.
By way of compatibility, “testing of Bluetooth mode was focused on”Home windows 10 and 11 + Steam, macOS 13 + Steam, ChromeOS, and Android. There isn’t any pass-through audio assist, although:
- When utilizing the controller wirelessly in Bluetooth mode, the three.5mm port and USB port gained’t have the ability to be used for headphones.
- When utilizing the controller wired with USB, you’ll have the ability to plug headphones into the controller’s 3.5mm port.
Different notable issues within the FAQ/assist doc embrace:
- “In Bluetooth mode, you can use Tandem Mode to connect a second controller to your wirelessly connected Stadia Controller.” More.
- Linux instructions
- “If you’re using a USB A-to-C adapter, make sure the adapter side is not connected to your controller.”
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