You have at all times been in a position to make use of any controller you need when taking part in Google Stadia with a PC, cellphone, or pill, however not with a Chromecast or different comparable setups. Google is lastly altering this with Tandem Mode, a brand new Stadia characteristic that turns the Sort-C connector on the wi-fi Stadia Controller into an enter.

“While you hyperlink your Stadia Controller wirelessly to Stadia,” Google wrote in a brand new assist article, “you possibly can plug a secondary controller instantly into its USB-C port. While you press buttons on the secondary controller, it can act as if the first controller’s buttons are being pressed. […] You need to use both controller to play video games on Stadia, or each on the identical time.”

This new performance has two important benefits. First, it means that you can use choose third-party controllers with Stadia, regardless if they are often related to the gadget you are taking part in Stadia on. Second, it is simpler for individuals with bodily disabilities to play Stadia, since Google is supporting the Xbox Adaptive Controller. If the linked controller has a Sort-C connector, you possibly can simply use a daily C-to-C cable, in any other case you may want an adapter or particular cable.

Strategies of connecting the Stadia Controller to third-party controllers

There’s one catch: Google is whitelisting the controllers you need to use, so do not anticipate the identical variety of choices as you may use with a standard Android gadget or PC. The assist web page lists the Stadia Controller, Xbox Adaptive Controller, Xbox One Controller, Xbox One Elite Controller (Collection 1 and a couple of), and Sony DualShock four Controller as the one choices proper now.

It will be nice to see Google add assist for some cheap third-party controllers (or controllers from previous-gen consoles), and racing wheels might be nice for titles like F1 2020. There’s additionally no choice to make use of a related gamepad for a second participant, at the least not but.