Unlike traditional console accessories, this Controller connects to Google’s servers directly over Wi-Fi. Your commands are sent to Stadia and those actions are reflected back on the Chromecast-connected screen.

Google Stadia Controller Stories August 3

On Friday, the Google Store introduced a permanent Chromecast with Google TV and Stadia Controller “package.” The Stadia Controller is now seeing a $10 price cut to $59.99.

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Google Stadia Controller Stories July 30

The Stadia for Android and Google TV app officially launches today — though we’ve been using it for a few days through a simple workaround. As part of that, the Google Store is offering a “special offer” that gives you a small deal when buying both the Chromecast with Google TV and Stadia Controller. 

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Google Stadia Controller Stories June 23

Some Chromecast with Google TV owners can get a Stadia Controller for 50% off

Stadia for Google TV officially launches today, and to celebrate, some Chromecast owners are getting a 50% discount on the Stadia Controller.

Google Stadia Controller Stories April 2

Google detailing the ‘more technically intricate aspects’ of Stadia, starting with Controller setup

Since its inception, Google has maintained a Stadia Dev blog to make announcements about new tools, features, programs, and partnerships. The Stadia team is now using it to cover the cloud-streaming platform’s technical aspects with an eye toward achieving “simplicity in a world of complexities for our end users.”

Google Stadia Controller Stories October 20, 2020

Stadia Premiere Edition is down to $79.99 on the Google Store ahead of new game reveals

Perhaps the best way to play Google Stadia is by using the company’s own hardware. A Stadia Controller + Chromecast Ultra bundle generally costs $99, but ahead of new game announcements, Stadia Premiere Edition is on sale.

Google Stadia Controller Stories October 1, 2020

In addition to picking up USB-C headset support, the Stadia Controller now has an experimental “Tandem Mode” that helps expand accessibility and input options. It also lets you use third-party gamepads somewhat wirelessly when playing on the Chromecast Ultra.

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Stadia Controller now supports USB-C headphones on web and Chromecast

In addition to six new games coming to the Pro subscription this morning, Google announced that the Stadia Controller now supports USB-C headphones when playing on a Chromecast or the web.

Google Stadia Controller Stories June 30, 2020

One of the most unique aspects of Google Stadia is its controller, which instead of connecting wirelessly over Bluetooth, connects over Wi-Fi directly to your Stadia instance. Starting today, you can now use the Stadia Controller wirelessly when playing on your Android phone.

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Google Stadia Controller Stories June 28, 2020

In recent months, there have been a handful of changes to pricing for Google’s game streaming service. The Google Store this week is discounting the Stadia Controller by 10% worldwide.

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Google Stadia Controller Stories May 5, 2020

Originally expected at the end of March, Google announced that wireless Stadia Controller support is rolling out to the web this week. This means that gamers playing on laptops and desktops no longer need to connect via USB.

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Google Stadia Controller Stories April 30, 2020

Recent platform updates to Google’s game streaming service have focused on making the web experience match playing on Chromecast. A server-side update today lets the Stadia Controller ‘capture’ screenshots and video clips on Android.

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Google Stadia Controller Stories April 28, 2020

Stadia․com prompting users to install latest Controller update

In January, Google laid out a Q1 roadmap for its game-streaming platform. While 4K gaming on the web and support for non-Pixel phones rolled out, wireless Stadia Controller support for Stadia.com has yet to launch. The website is now prompting users to install an available Stadia Controller update.

Google Stadia Controller Stories March 18, 2020

The Google Stadia app updated on Android and iOS this week, and while things don’t look any different on the surface, we’ve found that Google is prepping to bring wireless Stadia Controller support to Android, along with a mention of “Pro-only games.”

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Google Stadia Controller Stories January 31, 2020

Besides games, Google’s Stadia roadmap revealed four upcoming platform features slated for Q1 2020. A Stadia Controller update is presumably required to enable that upcoming functionality, with one beginning to roll out.

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Google Stadia Controller Stories January 28, 2020

Google Stadia launched late last year in four colorways, with many more scrapped options teased in photos. However, there’s actually an official fifth “Clear” color scheme for the Google Stadia Controller, which uses transparent plastic to reveal the controller’s inner workings.

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Google Stadia Controller Stories January 27, 2020

Getting the Stadia Controller Claw has been a bit of a saga. Earlier this week, it went on sale at Power Support before the manufacturer stopped taking new orders. It’s now available on the Canadian Google Store.

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Google Stadia Controller Stories January 16, 2020

Since the holidays, there’s been a lull in Stadia news that’s upset some early adopters. Google today kicked off the new year with a features roadmap for the next three months, and revealed that 120 titles are coming in 2020.

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Google Stadia Controller Stories January 15, 2020

Yesterday, we spotted how the manufacturer Google partnered with to make a phone holder for Stadia pegged availability for “mid-December.” You can now buy the Stadia Controller Claw directly from Power Support.

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Google Stadia Controller Stories January 2, 2020

The Stadia Controller is the only new piece of hardware that debuted with Google’s game streaming service. Since launch, the company has tweaked the triggers to click much louder than before.

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Google Stadia Controller Stories January 1, 2020

Stadia was criticized for missing and appending “coming 2020” to so many core features at launch. Precisely six weeks old at the end of 2019, Google’s game-streaming platform will truly grow up this year. Here’s a look at everything that’s yet to come.

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Google Stadia Controller Stories December 31, 2019

One of the hallmarks of Google Stadia is the ability to game on traditional devices like computers and TVs along with more portable form factors like a Pixel phone. To make the most of playing Stadia on your Pixel, you’ll need a phone mount for your controller. But is the official Made for Google Stadia Controller CLAW from Power Support worth your money?

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Google Stadia Controller Stories December 17, 2019

A week before Stadia’s launch, we learned about a Made for Google phone clip for the Controller. According to manufacturer Power Support, the Stadia Controller Claw is expected to come mid-December.

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Google Stadia Controller Stories December 3, 2019

Stadia launched last month with some marquee features not yet available and listed as “coming soon.” The first notable update to the underlying game-streaming platform is Google Assistant for the Stadia Controller on TVs.

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Google Stadia Controller Stories November 30, 2019

The best way to get the full Stadia experience today is by playing on a TV with the Chromecast Ultra. It’s the only factor where the Stadia Controller connects directly to Google’s servers. Wireless support for phones and desktops is currently scheduled to come in 2020.

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Google Stadia Controller Stories November 27, 2019

Founder’s Edition started arriving for pre-orderers on Tuesday, and the first Stadia Controller teardown has already been conducted. While leveraging clips, the Made by Google accessory proves difficult to disassemble.

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Google Stadia Controller Stories November 20, 2019

To make playing games on your phone more comfortable on Stadia, Google is selling a unique accessory. The “CLAW” is designed to mount your phone on the Stadia Controller, but it actually damages the controller itself.

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Google Stadia Controller Stories November 19, 2019

During last week’s AMA, a Made for Google accessory that mounts Pixel phones onto Stadia Controllers was teased. The “CLAW” holder is now listed on the Google Store as “coming soon” for $14.99.

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Google this morning started shipping Stadia Founder’s Edition. As the game streaming service does not launch until 9 AM PT tomorrow, Stadia Codes are not being emailed until tomorrow.

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Google Stadia Controller Stories November 15, 2019

Wednesday’s Stadia AMA confirmed that you’d need to use the Chromecast Ultra included with Founder’s Edition on day one. Stadia Controller pairing this evening looks to already be available on existing streaming dongles.

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Ahead of Stadia Founder’s Edition arriving for early pre-orderers on Tuesday, the first unboxing video has emerged. French YouTube channel JeuxVideo.com shared a quick video of the sold-out kit and its contents.

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Google Stadia Controller Stories November 14, 2019

With Stadia launching in a matter of days, Google has been detailing the more granular aspects of how to actually use the game streaming service. Yesterday’s AMA provided an overview of the Android, iOS, and TV interface, while Google today is breaking down the Stadia Controller.

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Google Stadia Controller Stories November 13, 2019

Following the Stadia AMA this afternoon, Google has updated its support pages with details about Stadia-compatible third-party controllers.

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In addition to demonstrating how games are casted, Google during the Stadia AMA revealed more of the Stadia interface for Android, iOS, and Chromecast-connected televisions. Highlights include the setup process, homescreens, and settings.

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In addition to revealing a slew of Stadia details, Google teased a new accessory for Pixel phones and the Stadia Controller during the Reddit AMA. Named the “Claw,” it’s a Made for Google product and will only be available via the Google Store.

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Google Stadia Controller Stories November 6, 2019

With Stadia expected to launch sometime next month, Google in recent weeks has been ramping up the game streaming service’s press tour. The latest provides a look at the user research and design of the Stadia Controller.

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Google Stadia Controller Stories October 25, 2019

Earlier this week, Google provided some clarification on when Stadia Founder’s and Premiere Edition will ship. The Google Store on Friday started listing Stadia delivery dates for pre-orderers.

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Google Stadia Controller Stories October 18, 2019

After the announcement of Stadia’s launch date, it emerged that the Made by Google Controller would only work wirelessly with the Chromecast Ultra at first, and all other devices require a cable. Google today reiterated this point, and promised that more “wireless play” options are coming “soon after launch.”

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Google Stadia Controller Stories October 16, 2019

Google announced yesterday that Stadia is officially launching on November 19th, and revealed a slew of more details. The company also revealed that “wireless play” on the Stadia Controller will only work with the Chromecast Ultra at launch.

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Google Stadia Controller Stories October 15, 2019

One of the first announcements at Made by Google 2019 revealed that Stadia is launching on November 19. A number of new details have also emerged at the event today, including the Google Stadia UI for Android phones and TVs, packaging, and which mobile devices are supported.

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Google Stadia Controller Stories September 10, 2019

Google Store briefly noted November 12-13 delivery date for Stadia Controller

Earlier today, Google made the Wasabi Stadia Controller available in all 14 countries where the game-streaming service is launching this November. The company has yet to specify an exact timeframe for the launch, but the Google Store today briefly provided a possible Stadia Controller delivery date.

Wasabi Stadia Controller now available in Nordic and Canadian Google Stores

When pre-orders for Stadia Founder’s Edition opened, Google allowed users to buy additional Stadia Controllers. Available in three colors, Google for some reason did not offer “Wasabi” in Canada and other Nordic regions. That’s changing today with the Google Store in those countries now offering the mint green color.

Google Stadia Controller Stories July 18, 2019

Google today hosted its first Stadia AMA on Reddit today and revealed a slew of new information about the game streaming service. We learned that the Stadia Controller will eventually get Bluetooth audio, and must be on the same Wi-Fi network as the game “screen.”

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Google Stadia Controller Stories June 17, 2019

When Google opened up pre-orders earlier this month, the Stadia Founder’s Edition was the only way to purchase additional Stadia Controllers. The Made by Google controller can now be purchased directly from the Google Store.

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Google Stadia Controller Stories June 13, 2019

During the first ever Stadia Connect earlier this month, we learned about the many multiplayer games we’ll be able to enjoy on Google Stadia. Developers from Bungie, the creators of Destiny 2, have addressed fans’ concerns over potential for input lag when playing a competitive multiplayer game like Destiny 2 on Google Stadia.

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Google Stadia Controller Stories June 6, 2019

While we got our first look at the library of games and the pricing model for Google Stadia during today’s Connect livestream, there are still a lot of questions about the platform. Here are a few bits of information you might have missed about Google Stadia and its Pro subscription.

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The only piece of new first-party hardware for Google’s streaming service is a controller that connects directly over Wi-Fi to the cloud. Google today revealed the price of the Stadia Controller, alongside monthly pricing and launch titles.

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Google Stadia Controller Stories March 20, 2019

Yesterday, Google revealed its vision for Stadia, a platform for game players, producers, streamers, and spectators. Paired with it, the company also unveiled a first-party game controller, which didn’t get quite the same spotlight at yesterday’s developer-focused event. Because of this, there’s quite a few things that were easy to miss.

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Google Stadia Controller Stories March 19, 2019

Google announced its new “Stadia” game streaming platform today at the Game Developers Conference 2019, outlining its vision for a game experience that can be played anywhere. But when can we play? Google says that Stadia will be launching/releasing Stadia at some point in 2019.

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