After getting the final go-ahead, Google’s new Bluetooth support for the Stadia Controller is ready to go out in a coming update.
While Google’s Stadia game streaming service will be ending in a matter of days, the dedicated team behind it has been working feverishly on a few last projects. On Friday, Google included the internal testing game “Worm Game” that it has been using to evaluate Stadia’s performance.
Fans of Google’s streaming video service Stadia have also requested that the company make the acclaimed Stadia Controller compatible with a wider variety of devices. Even while the Stadia Controller has always been compatible with any device that has a USB port, wireless gameplay has only been available via the Stadia’s own Wi-Fi network. This is why Google has been hard at work enhancing the Stadia Controller’s Bluetooth capabilities so that it may be used as a Bluetooth gaming controller.
Significant work has been made over the last several months, as the business has already stated that a patch for the Stadia Controller would be made available in the coming days. While activating Bluetooth technology is a necessary step in extending compatibility, there is more to be done. It’s also important to have your new or used gadgets certified.
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group recertified the Google Stadia Controller as a wireless controller on Saturday night. In the listing, there are also details about how the Stadia team made the controller work completely wirelessly.
Notably, “HoGP BLE Profile compatibility for Stadia Controller” is highlighted. “BLE” stands for “Bluetooth Low Energy,” and “HID over GATT Profile” means that Google’s controller will connect over Bluetooth to send button presses. The ad also states that the controller is Bluetooth 5.0 compatible.
Thanks to this certification, the Stadia Controller is one step closer to becoming a beloved relic of gaming history that will be used for years to come.