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 October 20

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

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

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

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

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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