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Google’s Stadia Controller now works wirelessly with Android phones

Google’s Stadia Controller now works wirelessly with Android phones

When it began shipping last year, the Stadia Controller worked wirelessly on TVs hooked up to a Chromecast Ultra, but using it with any phone or laptop required it to be connected via USB-C cable, which doesn’t make for the most comfortable gaming experience. Earlier this year, Google rolled out the ability to connect wirelessly...

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The Stadia controller’s Google Assistant button now works during gameplay

The Stadia controller’s Google Assistant button now works during gameplay

When Google announced Stadia, it talked up what the Assistant could do for players in-game: its voice assistant would answer gameplay questions and even pull up video tutorials to help with particularly tricky bits. We’re now one step closer to that reality, as basic Assistant functionality is finally accessible during gameplay on Stadia. Now, this...

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The Stadia controller is 10% off at the Google Store

The Stadia controller is 10% off at the Google Store

Google’s Stadia controller is expensive. Normally $69, it’s pricier than both Microsoft and Sony’s first-party gamepads. Given you can’t use any other controllers to play Stadia on TVs yet, that could be a considerable barrier to entry for prospective players. If you’ve wanted in but have thus far been deterred by the controller’s price, today...

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Google Store starts adding $0.99 to price of products like Stadia Premiere Edition and Chromecast

Google Store starts adding $0.99 to price of products like Stadia Premiere Edition and Chromecast

Last week, Google permanently cut the price of the base-model Chromecast from $35 to $30. Actually, $29.99 — marking a departure from Google’s traditional whole-dollar pricing scheme. Then, earlier this week, the Stadia Premiere Edition bundle was cut from an even $129 to $99.99. The changes potentially point to a broader change in Google’s hardware...

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