We explain, step by step, how to activate the Bluetooth mode on the Stadia controller and thus be able to use it to play on other platforms both on your computer and on your smartphone.
Google Stadia, the big G video game streaming platform, has closed permanentlybut the American giant wanted to make one last gift to the users of this service, since the same day that its servers were shut down, it has published a tool that will allow you to give a new life to the Stadia controller that you have in the drawer.
Next, we will explain, in detail, the steps you must follow to unlock stadia controller and thus be able to use it via Bluetooth with other gaming platforms in the cloud, both on your PC and on your android mobile.
How to activate Bluetooth mode on your Stadia controller
As you already know, the Stadia controller was connected to the video game streaming service via Wi-Fi and through the controller release process what we are going to do is enable Bluetooth mode and disable Wi-Fi modewhich on the other hand you will no longer be able to use since Stadia is history.
Google has established a fairly long period for you to release your Stadia controller, since you will be able to activate Bluetooth mode in it until next December 31, 2023.
The first thing you have to do to release your Stadia controller is access this website from Google Chrome or a Chromium-based browser such as Brave, click on the button Switch to Bluetooth mode and click on the button Begin twice.
Next, connect the Stadia Controller to your computer with a USB-C cable and tap on the button Continue.
The next thing you should do is click on the button Allow Chrome to verifyselect your Stadia controller in the pop-up window that appears at the top and click on the button To connect.
Once Chrome has verified your controller, tap the on button Next stepfollow the instructions that appear on the screen to unlock the Stadia controller and press the option again Next step.
On the next screen, tap on the button Allow Chrome to download To download the Bluetooth mode update, select your controller in the floating window, click on the option To connect and click on the button Next step.
Finally, click on the button Allow Chrome to install To install Bluetooth mode on your Stadia Controller, select it in the pop-up window and tap To connect.
Once this is done, a message will appear on the screen indicating that Bluetooth mode update is being installed and in a matter of seconds you will see another that confirms that Bluetooth mode has already been activated on your Stadia Controller.
How to connect your Stadia controller to your PC or Android phone via Bluetooth
The first thing you should keep in mind is that once the Stadia controller is released, you can link it via Bluetooth to devices with Windows, MacOS, Chrome OS and Androidbut you will not be able to use it with your Xbox or with your PlayStation.
The procedure for connect your Stadia Controller via Bluetooth to your smartphone or PC It is very similar and it is really simple, since you only have to follow these simple steps:
- Hold down the Stadia button on your controller until it its light flashes orange
- In the event that it is not, hold down the Stadia button and the Y key for a few seconds
- Finally, locate your controller in the Bluetooth settings of the device in question and tap on To connect
So that you know what state the Stadia controller is in at all times, you should know that if the button with the Stadia logo flashes orange, it means is in pairing modeblinking white means it’s connecting to the last device it was paired with and a solid white light means the button is has successfully connected to your mobile or computer.