Google Stadia controller update lets it work with other devices

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Google Stadia controller update lets it work with other devices

Your Google Stadia controller’s Bluetooth connection is now unlocked, as the cloud streaming service is now closed. In another farewell prior to the shutdown, the Stadia team unlocked the Wi-Fi controller’s Bluetooth capabilities so it’s not just a useless hunk of plastic.

With Google Stadia’s shutdown set for today, January 18, the controller would become obsolete without Bluetooth, thanks to its low-latency Wi-Fi connection. Luckily, this new update should mean it works with a handful of devices – though we’re not sure whether any consoles will connect to it.

This is just one of a couple of nice touches the Google Stadia team have added prior to the closure of the service, following the release of Worm Game, an in-house testing game for features of the ill-fated cloud streaming tech. Sure, Google’s no saint for making sure an expensive bit of kit isn’t obsolete, but they also could’ve just left users in the lurch, so it is appreciated.

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