Wireless Stadia Controller support for phones and PCs will arrive in 2020

Google hasn’t revealed a more specific timeframe yet.

What you need to know

  • An updated Google Store listing for Stadia Premiere Edition has
    revealed that the Stadia Controller will get wireless support for
    select phones, tablets, and PCs only in 2020.
  • Currently, wireless Stadia Controller support is limited to the
    Chromecast Ultra.
  • If you can’t wait until next year, you do have the option of
    using third-party controllers from Microsoft, Sony, or Nintendo for
    wireless play.

Soon after confirming Stadia’s launch date, the Stadia team had
“confirmed” in a post on the official subreddit last month
that wireless Stadia Controller support would be available on
phones, tablets, and PCs soon after the launch of the game
streaming service. Now, however, an updated Google Store listing (via 9to5Google) for the Stadia Premiere Edition claims wireless support for
select phones, tablets, laptops, and desktops will only arrive in
2020.

Currently, Chromecast Ultra is the only device that supports
wireless play with the Stadia Controller.
The Stadia Controller needs to be connected with a USB-C cable when
playing on Pixel phones and PCs. As noted by the folks at
9to5Google, however, Stadia does support third-party Microsoft
Xbox, Nintendo Switch, and Sony PlayStation controllers. These
third-party controllers can be paired with compatible Pixel phones,
notebooks, as well as desktops for wireless gameplay.

Another feature that Google is currently working on is support for the Google
Assistant button on the Stadia Controller. Once rolled out, you
will be able to press the Assistant button on the Stadia Controller
and ask it questions or seek personalized help. You will even be
able to start a game on Stadia by using the Assistant. Initially,
however, the feature will only be available with Chromecast.

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Source: FS – Android
Wireless Stadia Controller support for phones and PCs will arrive in 2020