Google Stadia new controller is not for gaming but for YouTube app

Sharmaine Centeno
Sharmaine Centeno March 21, 2019
Updated 2022/04/14 at 9:26 PM

According to The Verge, Google’s new gaming platform, Stadia, that also includes a controller that is created for sharing gaming-related videos on YouTube.

The Stadia wireless controller will need to connect with Wi-Fi, not Bluetooth. Users can also connect the wireless controller via USB. The Stadia controller has a Konami code which is located at the back of the device. The buttons of the wireless controller at the top are for Google Assistant that will offer guides and tips on YouTube without leaving their game and for screenshots which will give users ability to post the screen capture videos directly to YouTube.

CEO Sundar Pichai said in an announcement “Our custom server hardware and data centers can bring more computing to more people on planet Earth than anyone else.”

The company has not yet given an expected price of the Stadia controller.

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