Google Stadia Controller Will Support Wireless Connection For Phones In 2020
Anil Singh - Dec 03, 2019
Google Stadia Controller has been able to work wirelessly with only Chromecast Ultra, but it doesn’t seem to stay the same all the time.
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It’s been about a month since Google first released the Google Stadia and a brand new controller model for the cloud gaming service. In the very beginning, this so-called Google Stadia Controller was able to work wirelessly with Chromecast Ultra devices, but it doesn’t seem to stay the same all the time. According to Google, the wireless connection will arrive in smartphones and desktops as early as 2020.
Players who want to pair Stadia controller with their phones or desktops still have to get a USB Type-C cable. As mentioned above, the wireless option is only available through Chromecast Ultra. Google once claimed about the advantage of this option, saying the Stadia Controller can reach the lowest latency as long as it comes packed with wireless connectivity. Until players can pair it seamlessly with their son-Chromecast Ultra devices, the lack of such an ability still leads to an inconvenience for most players all around the world.
In last month’s Stadia event, Google talked up about the “switch-able” capability of the controller, which means people won’t have to individually connect it to a second device they’ve switched to, such as a smartphone or a laptop. This happens to be possible as Stadia would keep connecting directly to its own servers over Wi-Fi connectivity.
Though Google announced a slew of Stadia Controller features, many of which haven’t yet to be available. For instance, no support of Bluetooth audio for headsets has come until now. Meanwhile, Chromecast coincidentally hasn’t supported Google Assistant, irrespective of the fact that it was scheduled to be the first feature coming to the device.
Apart from Stadia Controller, Stadia also gives users a pool of choices to experience the cloud gaming service, accepting third-party controllers from Nintendo Switch, Sony PlayStation, and Microsoft Xbox.