• Home
  • Games
  • Games News
  • Google Stadia's 'Wireless Play' Feature to Only Work With Chromecast Ultra at Launch

Google Stadia's 'Wireless Play' Feature to Only Work With Chromecast Ultra at Launch

A USB Type-C cable will be needed to connect the Stadia controller with computers or smartphones.

Share on Facebook Tweet Snapchat Share Reddit Comment
Google Stadia's 'Wireless Play' Feature to Only Work With Chromecast Ultra at Launch
  • Google Stadia coming to the masses on November 19
  • Wireless Play will only work with Chromecast Ultra initially
  • Stadia will need a USB cable to work with computers or smartphones

Google Stadia will be launched for the masses on November 19, later this year. But looks like the “Wireless Play” on the Stadia Controller will only work with Chromecast Ultra initially, and not with your Pixel smartphones or computers. A new video posted by Stadia's YouTube channel clearly mentions that wireless play on the Google Stadia Controller will only be available on Chromecast Ultra at launch. Well, this doesn't mean that Stadia won't work with computers or smartphones, but instead, you will need to plug in a USB Type-C cable if you wish to use the service with your phone or computer. Additionally, Google Stadia is only going to support smartphones starting from Pixel 2 series onwards at launch.

According to a Reddit post by a Google community manager, a Stadia Controller is needed in order to play games through the Chromecast Ultra that's connected to a TV. "As for wireless gameplay, this is limited to Chromecast Ultra. When plugged in via USB cable, the Stadia Controller acts as a standard USB HID controller and may work on other platforms depending on the game and setup," the post read.

Additionally, if you look at a YouTube video posted by Stadia, it can seen that while Stadia works wirelessly through a Chromecast device on a TV, the video also shows that the service can work with computers and smartphones but with a USB Type-C cable that connects the Stadia controller and the screen that you will be using for streaming a game.


Google Stadia was first unveiled back in March this year. The cloud gaming service will be launched on November 19 in select markets around the world at a price of $9.99 per month.

Do note, while Stadia will work on a TV that's connected to a Chromecast Ultra or any computer that has a recent version of Chrome browser, the service will only work on Pixel 2 smartphones at launch, the company said in a support note - with the original Pixel smartphones missing from the list. To be specific the supported Pixel smartphones are — Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL.


For the latest tech news and reviews, follow Gadgets 360 on Twitter, Facebook, and Google News. For the latest videos on gadgets and tech, subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Aman Rashid Aman Rashid is based in New Delhi and writes news, features, and makes videos for Gadgets 360. He works as a Reporter (Technology) for Gadgets 360 and has written many how-to articles on topics such as social media (WhatsApp, Instagram), smartphones (Android, iOS), computers (Mac, Windows) along with writing news articles regularly. Aman is available on his Twitter handle @AR_9192 and on Instagram as @a_rash9192. You can further get in touch by dropping a mail at amanrashid@ndtv.com. More
Facebook Is the New Cigarette and Drawing Our Kids In, Says Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff
Tesla Gets Approval to Start Manufacturing in China

Related Stories




© Copyright Red Pixels Ventures Limited 2020. All rights reserved.
Listen to the latest songs, only on JioSaavn.com