Google has launched its beforehand promised Bluetooth controller replace device, enabling gamers to wirelessly join their controllers to different gadgets as soon as the embattled recreation streaming service shuts down tomorrow, 18th January.
Beforehand, Stadia controllers may solely be used with the service, however – following requests from homeowners that the restriction be lifted in gentle of Stadia’s closure – the corporate final week introduced it might shortly be releasing a device to do exactly that.
That “self-serve” device is now live and accessible through a Chrome web browser, however does include various limitations and restrictions.
Firstly, Google warns that switching from the Stadia controller’s authentic wi-fi connection to Bluetooth mode is a one-way road and can’t be undone. Moreover, it is solely making its switching device out there till thirty first December – customers will be capable to make the change, test their controller’s mode, and obtain extra Bluetooth updates till then, however the gadget will successfully develop into unsupported thereafter.
These seeking to make the change will discover just a few extra particulars in Google’s FAQ, which, amongst different issues, confirms headphone audio will solely be supported in Bluetooth mode when the controller is linked to a tool by way of USB.
Along with its Bluetooth controller device, Google has additionally launched Worm Recreation within the run-up to Stadia’s closure. This had been used to check Stadia options internally from earlier than the providers launch in 2019 proper by as much as its finish.