Google had the controllers restricted to Stadia only when the platform was up and running. However, they support standard Bluetooth connection, which has been enabled by Google for other platforms, now that their platform is defunct.
Enabling the controllers on other platforms requires Google's tool, but the procedure is luckily fairly simple.
- The Stadia controller needs to be first connected to a computer via the USB cable.
- After that is done, the user needs to direct their Google Chrome web browser on the computer to this Google website. Note that this might not work with other web browsers.
- The switching should be enabled in just a few moments by following the instruction on the website.
Google notes that this change is permanent and after switching to Bluetooth mode, the Wi-Fi mode is no longer available.
Google also tells us that the 3.5 mm audio jack or USB port cannot be used for headphones. When the controller is connected via a USB cable, the 3.5 mm headphone jack is enabled for headphones.
The website for switching on the Bluetooth mode will be available until the end of 2023.
Written by: Matti Robinson @ 11 Feb 2023 13:04