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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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Stadia now works with Android TV, if you’ve got a mouse and a bit of time

Stadia now works with Android TV, if you’ve got a mouse and a bit of time

Turns out, that Stadia app update earlier today, which expanded support to more Android devices, has a small unintended side-effect that Android TV users can take advantage of. If you’ve got a mouse and a Bluetooth controller, you can sideload the app to get Stadia working on your Android TV. According to our friends at 9to5Google,...

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Google Stadia now works with (basically) any Android phone

Google Stadia now works with (basically) any Android phone

The Stadia Team has just published a community blog post that details a plethora of new features that are already available on the platform or are rolling out shortly. Today’s most significant addition is the support for all Android phones, including a handful of OnePlus devices that were named specifically. On top of this, Google...

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Google’s Sound Amplifier app now works with Bluetooth headphones (APK Download)

Google’s Sound Amplifier app now works with Bluetooth headphones (APK Download)

Google’s Sound Amplifier takes sound picked up by your phone’s microphones and pipes it directly into your earbuds. It’s a great idea, but its utility has historically been limited by the app only working with wired headsets. Version 3.0, rolling out now, lifts that restriction, finally letting users listen through Bluetooth headphones. The ability to...

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Stadia controller Capture button now works on Android

Stadia controller Capture button now works on Android

The “Capture” button on the Stadia controller (pictured just above, it’s the one with the square brackets near the center) now actually does what it’s supposed to do when you’re using it on an Android device. A recent update has rolled out the ability for it to actually capture screenshots and clips on Android phones....