Google Stadia controller on table

  • Google is now allowing users to switch their Stadia controllers to Bluetooth.
  • Once enabled, the controller will start using Bluetooth Low Energy connections.
  • The update will only stay available until December 31, 2023.

Google revealed that at some point this week it was going to allow Stadia controller owners to enable Bluetooth, allowing the controller to be used on other platforms. That time is now as Bluetooth support has gone live.

By visiting the Stadia website, owners of Stadia controllers can finally make the switch to the long-requested feature. It’s stated that once you enable Bluetooth mode, the switch will be permanent and you won’t be able to go back to Wi-Fi for playing on Stadia. However, you’ll be able to still play on Stadia if you use a wired connection. But that shouldn’t be much of a concern given that the platform is scheduled to shut down on January 18.