Best answer: You can use your Stadia controller to play games on PC via Steam. Alternatively, your Stadia controller also works with Xbox Cloud Gaming for Android.
- Try a new gaming subscription: Xbox Game Pass Ultimate ($15 at Amazon)
- Stay charged up: USB-C charging cables ($12 at Amazon)
What else can I do with my Stadia controller?
Your Stadia controller may not be used for playing exclusive games developed by Stadia Games and Entertainment but it can be used for a few other things. To start, if you still want to play games remotely, you can try Xbox Cloud Gaming for Android. You’ll need an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription, at which point you just pair the Stadia controller to your phone using Bluetooth and you’re good to go.
Alternatively, you can also use your Stadia controller to play PC games! You’ll need a USB-C cable to connect your controller to your PC. You also may need to enable Big Picture Mode in Steam settings in order to let the Steam client detect the controller.
Can I still use my Stadia controller to play Stadia games?
Of course you can. Google hasn’t closed down Stadia and is instead pivoting to partnering with third-party developers to bring games to the platform. If you’re enjoying playing the best Stadia games like Cyberpunk 2077, there’s no reason to stop doing so — you still have access to any games you’ve bought or are in your Stadia Pro subscription.
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate
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Xbox Game Pass Ultimate gives you access to a large library of titles. Many of them can be streamed directly to your phone and your Stadia controller will still work with this alternate subscription service without issue.
USB-C charging cables
With some extra charging cables, you’ll be able to connect your Stadia controller to your PC for use with games on Steam. You’ll also be able to stay charged up if you’re still using your Stadia controller wirelessly.
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