Stadia Wireless Controller to Support Smartphones, Other Devices in 2020

From PC Mag: Stadia's wireless controller will be fully supported on mobile devices and the Chrome web browser next year, 9to5Google reports.

When the streaming service arrived in mid-November, Google confirmed a handful of limitations. Perhaps the most significant: the wireless controller can't be used properly with smartphones, tablets, desktops, and laptops. Instead, you're required to connect these devices to its USB-C port, which isn't wireless at all. Only the Chromecast Ultra includes wireless connectivity, but support will expand in 2020.

An updated Google Store listing for Stadia specifically mentions wireless connectivity hitting additional devices in the year ahead. Though it doesn't offer an exact date, Google should be capable of rolling out support in a few months. It should only be a software-side update Google needs to issue.

"The Stadia Controller is the best way to play games on Stadia across screens. You can use it to take control of games on TVs through Wi-Fi," the Google Store describes. "Stadia Controller wireless support for laptops, desktops, and selects tablets and phones is coming in 2020."

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