How to connect an Xbox remote to Google Stadia

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Google Stadia continues to grow slowly but surely. Big game streaming platform G still has a long way to go, but the truth is, more and more users are seeing the benefits of cloud gaming.

One of the main advantages of Google Stadia is to be able to enjoy our favorite games on different devices such as a TV, computer, tablet or mobile device.

Although Stadia offers a Premiere package in its online store which includes a Chromecast Ultra and a remote control, this package is not essential for using the platform since it will be enough have a bluetooth remote control and any of the devices in the previous paragraph . Stadiums.



How to connect an Xbox controller to Google Stadia

Google Stadia, a service to try if you like video games

Although there are many bluetooth controllers in the market, the truth is that Xbox is one of the most versatile. It has Bluetooth connectivity, pairs easily with computers, cell phones and other devices, and to top it off, it has more than decent battery life when using alkaline batteries. So, you have chosen it for the making of this article.

Now before explaining anything, we need to leave a couple of points clear. If we want to play on a TV with Chromecast Ultra, we must know that we can only play with the official Stadia controller. However, if we want to play on a computer, tablet, smartphone or on an Android TV or Google TV, we can connect any bluetooth controller.

  • The first thing we will do is to hold down the Xbox center button until it lights up.
  • So we will hold the association button located at the top of the remote control for a few seconds. The knob will start flashing rapidly.
  • On the computer, we will select Settings -> Devices -> Bluetooth and other devices -> Add Bluetooth device
  • In case we're on uno smartphone o un tablet, we enter the settings -> Bluetooth and we will select the command.



Google Stadia Controller

As we can see, connecting an Xbox (or any other) controller to Google Stadia is really simple, but how can we use it with a tv with android tv or google tv? Well, just as simple.


Since the end of June, Google has added the Stadia application to be able to install it directly on an Android TV or on a Chromecast with Google TV. Above all, unlike Chromecast Ultra, we can use any other controller to play our favorite titles.

The first and most obvious thing will be to find and install the Stadia app on our device. Once this is done, we will launch the app and enter our Gmail account. Well, within Stadia we will only look for the "command" option at the top right and we will connect our controller following the instructions, which are really simple.


Google Stadia continues to add new games to its catalog. The last to arrive were Bloodstained, YS IX and soon the beautiful Cris Tales or Farcry 6 will arrive.


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