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Google’s Stadia Controller is getting Bluetooth support

Google’s Stadia developers are also one last game to the service just five days before it’s due to shut down. The tool to enable Bluetooth on the Stadia Controller arrives next week.

Google is promising to release a tool next week to enable Bluetooth connections on its Stadia Controller alongside a last Stadia game named “Worm Game”, a test game that was technically available on Stadia before it launched publicly back in November 2019.

Google is also committing to enabling Bluetooth on Stadia controllers. Google Stadia owners will be pleased to hear there’s a self-serve tool coming next week that will enable Bluetooth on the Stadia Controller.

The Stadia Controller was originally launched as a device that connects directly to Stadia services and had the Bluetooth chip disabled. Fans have been searching for ways to save the controller from an e-waste fate by using workarounds to connect it wirelessly to other devices after news broke of the Stadia shutting down.

Workarounds like connecting to an Android device will no longer be required thanks to this new tool. It means that most Stadia players that purchased a Founders or Premiere edition will have been effectively gifted a free Bluetooth controller thanks to Google’s refunds.

Google Stadia is shutting down on January 18th at 11:59PM PT/2:59AM ET on January 19th. Google has been refunding all Stadia software purchases from its streaming store and even hardware purchases made from the Google store and expects most to be processed by the January 18th shutdown date.


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