Ever since Google announced that the Stadia was coming out on November 19th, 2019, fans have been chomping at the bit to get their hands on it. After all, who wouldn't want to try out a brand new gaming service from arguably the largest tech company on the planet? But while the news may be exciting, there are certain things to keep in mind when it does come out.
One such thing is that the Google Stadia wireless controller won't really be wireless on launch day. This little fact was discovered in a disclaimer attached to a new Stadia explainer video that was released. It turns out that wireless play will only be made available on the ChromeCast Ultra. If you're using this controller with a different device, you'll need to use USB-C cables because Bluetooth won't be available.
Previously, Google had explained how their Stadia wireless controller would work. A use could easily switch from playing video games on your TV to either your laptop or smartphone with the controller. This would be possible without having to pair it to every individual device due to its continuous connection to its very own Wi-Fi. But those wishing to do exactly that will have to wait for an undetermined amount of time before it can become a reality.
So, why is this the case? According to Google, they want to get wireless play on the TV done right the first time around. They want users to have a wonderful big screen experience right off the get-go, rather than experience a buggy launch. Considering the fact that plenty of people play video games on TV, it's wise of Google to want that launch to be successful. By waiting until it's sure to be great, they can avoid angry and disappointed customers asking for their money back.
While some Stadia customers may be disappointed by this turn of events, there's no doubt that it's a smart move on Google's part. The question now is whether it will pay off in the end or not. When it comes to that, only time will tell.