Google released a browser-based tool that’ll allow you to get more use out of your Stadia controller once the cloud servers go offline for good on January 18th, 2023.
Google is turning off its Stadia cloud game streaming service on January 18th, 2023, but it’s giving the wireless Stadia controller a second chance as a Bluetooth controller that can be connected to PCs, Macs, phones, and presumably other devices, too. The change won’t happen automatically; it’s a manual process that can’t be reversed. What’s more, you only have until December 31st, 2023, to do the switch, and after that date, any unconverted Stadia controller you have will just be a gamepad-shaped paperweight.
I’m going to walk you through the process for converting your Stadia controller by using Google’s browser-based tool.