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 might solely be used with the service, however – following requests from house owners that the restriction be lifted in gentle of Stadia’s closure – the corporate final week introduced it might shortly be releasing a device to just do that.
That “self-serve” device is now stay and accessible by means of a Chrome net browser, however does include a variety of 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 obtainable till thirty first December – customers will be capable to make the swap, examine their controller’s mode, and obtain further Bluetooth updates till then, however the system will successfully turn out to be unsupported thereafter.
These seeking to make the change will discover a couple of extra particulars in Google’s FAQ, which, amongst different issues, confirms headphone audio will solely be supported in Bluetooth mode when the controller is related to a tool through 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 means of as much as its finish.