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How to Connect a Stadia Controller to iPhone or Android

Complete process step by step.

This article explains how to use a Stadia Controller with Android and iOS devices that are compatible. Stadia requires Android 6.0 or above, as well as iOS 14.3 or higher.

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How to Use a Stadia Controller With a Smartphone?

You can play all of your Stadia games wirelessly by connecting your Stadia controller to your Android or iOS device, including Android phones, iPhones, and iPads, but only if your controller has previously been set up and connected to Wi-Fi. If you’ve previously set up your Stadia controller and linked it to your Wi-Fi network, you can jump ahead to the next section.

Follow these instructions to connect your Stadia controller to Wi-Fi if you haven’t already.

  1. On your phone, download and install the Stadia app.
  2. To use the controller, open the Stadia app and tap the controller icon.
  3. Tap NEXT if required for location access.
  4. If prompted to turn on Bluetooth, turn on.
  5. Connect the controller by tapping it.
  6. Wait for your controller to vibrate and then press the Yes button.
  7. Continue by tapping the Continue button.
  8. Tap Yes if you want to share, or No if you don’t want to share.
  9. If the Wi-Fi network you see is correct, tap Connect.
  10. Tap Connect after entering your Wi-Fi password.
  11. Wait for your controller to update before moving on to the next step.
  12. When the light on your controller flashes white, tap it. It’s merely blinking white.
  13. Your controller is now Wi-Fi enabled and ready to connect to your Chromecast Ultra, phone, or computer.

How to Connect a Stadia Controller to an iPhone or iPad?

Because you can’t use the Stadia app to play games on iOS, connecting a Stadia controller to an iPhone or iPad is a little different. The software allows you to set up your controller and connect it to Wi-Fi, but owing to App Store regulations, it does not allow you to stream games.

You use Safari to link your Stadia controller to your iPhone or iPad and play Stadia games. In Safari, Stadia works as a responsive web app, and you can even give it its own app icon that will appear alongside the rest of your apps. The Stadia responsive web app enables you to connect your Stadia controller and play wirelessly in the same way as Android and PC users can.

To connect a Stadia controller to an iPhone or iPad, follow these steps:

  1. Launch Safari.
  2. Go to Stadia’s website.
  3. Sign in with your google account.
  4. Tap Got it if you get a popup notification.
  5. The controller icon should be tapped.
  6. When the light flashes, press and hold the Stadia button on your controller.
  7. Enter the code on the screen using the buttons on your Stadia controller.
  8. Your iPhone or iPad is now connected to your Stadia controller.