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Google confirms that it's going to roll out Bluetooth support for Stadia Controllers with Stadia's shutdown just days away. The announcement that Stadia would be shutting down came as a shock to early investors promised by Google that the cloud gaming service wouldn't be going anywhere. Google, at the very least, is delivering refunds for all Stadia purchases. It's also adding Bluetooth support to its controllers, enabling their use even after Stadia's end.

The announcement that Google Stadia would be shutting down was made in September 2022. Google confirmed that servers for Google Stadia would remain online through January 18, 2023, after which games purchased for Google Stadia would no longer be available. Starting in November, Google began providing refunds for game and hardware purchases made through the Stadia Store. Hardware purchases wouldn't require users to return them.

While Stadia would be shutting down, users would still be able to use their Stadia controllers at home. The only problem was that the Stadia controller only worked on PC via a wired connection. It does not currently support Bluetooth. There were reports that Google was evaluating the possibility of enabling Bluetooth for Stadia Controllers, but no promises were made at the time. That's now changed, as Google's surprised Stadia supporters with confirmation of Bluetooth support coming soon.


 
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    News portal has been retired. Main page of site goes to Headline News forum now
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    I don't really get that article forum but I think it is because I have never really seen it used on a multi post thread
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