Google will shut down its Stadia gaming service today. Prior to this, the company has released the much-anticipated Bluetooth mode that will enable users Stadia controller owners to use the device with other gaming consoles.
Google says once users switch out their Stadia controllers bluetooth mode, they won’t be able to change it back to use Wi-Fi on Stadia. But they will be able to use it in Bluetooth mode with USB in wired mode. Also, gamers only have until December 31, 2023, to enable Bluetooth mode on their Stadia controllers.
Therefore, if you have stadium controllerHere’s how you can enable Bluetooth mode on it:
How to Enable Bluetooth Mode on Your Google Stadia Controller
Step 1: Take your Stadia controller and connect it to your PC using USB.
Step 2: Now open the Stadia controller website on your personal computer. You will need Google Chrome version 108 or higher for this.
Step 3: Once you have plugged your Stadia controller into your PC, tap on the Continue button.
Step 4: You will now need to allow Chrome to verify your Stadia controller. You will see a pop-up in the top left corner of the screen. Click on the text ‘Stadia Controller Rev.A’ in the pop-up.
Step 5: Now click on the option ‘Allow Chrome to Verify’ on the screen.
Step 6: Now unplug your Stadia controller from your PC. Doing so will automatically power off your controller.
Step 7: Next, hold down the option button with the three dots while plugging the Stadia controller’s USB cord into your PC.
Step 8: Now, hold down the Option button, the Google Assistant button, and the A and Y buttons at the same time. By doing this you will be able to download the new Bluetooth update rolled out by Google.
Step 9: In the pop-up that appears, click on the ‘SP Blank RT Family’ option and then click on the ‘Connect’ option.
Step 10: In the pop-up that appears next, click on the text that reads ‘USB Composite Device’ and then click on the Connect option.
By doing so, the latest update will be downloaded and installed on your Stadia controller and you will be able to use it with any gaming console.
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