How to Connect Your Stadia Controller to Your Mac

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Are you looking to get the most out of your gaming experience? The Stadia controller is designed to give gamers the best possible control over their games. With its intuitive design and improved ergonomics, it’s easy to see why so many gamers choose the Stadia controller. In this blog post, we’ll break down how to connect your Stadia controller to a Mac.

The fist step is to make sure that your Stadia Controller is charged up. It should have a USB-C cable in the box, but if you don’t have one then you can also use any standard micro USB cable. Once your controller is fully charged, it’s time to start the pairing process.

First, open up System Preferences on your Mac and select Bluetooth. Make sure that Bluetooth is enabled on your Mac and then press and hold the appropriate button or buttons on the Stadia Controller for several seconds until it appears in the list of nearby devices on your computer. Select it from the list and click Pair when prompted.

With that done, open up any game that supports controllers on Mac and plug in your controller using a USB-C cable. Your game should now recognize your Stadia Controller as an input device and allow you to play with it as thogh you were using an Xbox or PlayStation controller.

If you want to use your Stadia Controller wirelessly with a Mac, then you’ll need an adapter like AirServer Connect 4K or 8bitdo Wireless Adapter for Nintendo Switch/PC/Mac/Raspberry Pi/XBOX One/PS4 Pro which will allow you to connect wirelessly via Bluetooth 4.0+. Simply plug in these adapters into an available USB port on your Mac and follow the same pairing steps outlined above for connecting via Bluetooth.

So there you have it – connecting a Stadia Controller to a Mac is easy! With just a few simple steps, you can be playing all of your favorite games with improved comfort and precision control using one of the most innovative controllers available today!

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Can the Stadia Controller Be Used With Mac?

Yes, the Stadia controller is compatible with Mac. It works just like any other standard games controller on Mac computers, allowing you to play your favorite games with ease. The Bluetooth connection allows for a seamless setup process, so you can get playing quickly and without any hassle. You can also use the Stadia controller to play cloud-based games trough the Google Stadia platform on your Mac.

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Connecting a Stadia Controller to a MacBook Pro

To connect your Stadia Controller to your MacBook Pro, you will need a USB-C® cable. To begin, make sure Bluetooth is enabled on your MacBook Pro. Next, plug one end of the USB-C® cable into your controller, and the other into your laptop. Open the Stadia app on your laptop and tap the controller icon at the top of the home screen. Your controller should now be connected and ready to use!

Using the Stadia Controller as a Bluetooth Controller

At this time, the Stadia controller can be used in a wired connection with a PC, Mac, or smartphone. It is not currently possible to use the Stadia controller as a Bluetooth controller. However, Google has announced that they are working on adding this feature to the Stadia controller in the future. Until then, gamers will need to use other Bluetooth controllers if they want to pair their device wirelessly.

Connecting a Game Controller to a Mac

First, make sure your Mac is running OS X 10.9 or later. Then, connect the game controller to your Mac using eithr a USB cable or Bluetooth. If you’re connecting via USB, simply plug it in and it should be ready to go. If you’re connecting via Bluetooth, press and hold the appropriate button or buttons on the controller to put it into pairing mode. This makes it discoverable by your Mac. Then open System Preferences > Bluetooth on your Mac and select the controller from the list of nearby devices and click “Pair”. Once it’s connected, you should be able to use your game controller with your Mac!

Using a Stadia Controller as a USB Controller

Yes, you can use the Stadia Controller as a USB controller. It features a USB-C port for connecting to your device, allowing you to plug it into any device with a USB port. The Stadia Controller is compatible with most popular gaming consoles and PCs, giving you access to all of your favorite games. Plus, the Stadia Controller has all of the traditional buttons and sticks you’d expect from a game controller, so it will work just like any other USB gamepad.

Connecting a Stadia Controller to a Laptop

Yes, you can connect a Stadia controller to a laptop. To do so, you will need to make sure that your laptop is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your Stadia Controller. You can then link your Stadia Controller to your laptop wirelessly or with a USB cable usng Google Chrome. Once the controller is linked, you will be able to play Stadia games using the Google Chrome browser on your laptop.

Troubleshooting Stadia Controller Connection Issues

Your Stadia Controller may not be connecting because it is low on power or needs to be reset. To resolve this issue, try plugging your Stadia Controller into a power source and charging it for 30 minutes. If that doesn’t work, you can also try performing a hardware reset on your Stadia Controller.

Entering Bluetooth Pairing Mode with a Stadia Controller

To put your Stadia controller in Bluetooth pairing mode, start by pressing and holding the Stadia button and the ‘Y’ button at the same time until the controller’s LED light turns on. Next, activate Bluetooth on your device and look for ‘Stadia Controller’ in your device’s available Bluetooth devices list. Once you see it, select it to begin pairing. Once complete, you should be able to use your Stadia controller with oher compatible devices.

Using a Stadia Controller as a Regular Controller

To use your Stadia controller as a regular controller, you firt need to open the Gamepad Tester website on your phone. Once the website is open, plug in your Stadia controller and it will be detected by the Gamepad Tester. You can then remap the buttons on the Stadia controller to mimic a regular console controller, such as an Xbox Series X/S or PS5. To do this, look for the “Remapping” tab on the Gamepad Tester website and select it. From there, you will be able to remap the buttons on the Stadia controller to match those of your favorite console. Once you’re finished, disconnect the Stadia controller from your phone and start playing with it!

Pairing a Game Controller

To put your game controller in pairing mode, you will first need to turn the controller on. Once it is powered on, you should see a small light located near the top of the controller begin to blink. This indicates that the controller is in pairing mode and ready to be paired with a device. To pair the controller with a device, go to Settings > Devices > Bluetooth (on Windows 11: Settings > Bluetooth & devices). Select the controller, and then select Pair. Follow any additional instructions that may appar on your screen and once complete, your game controller will be connected and ready for use!


In conclusion, the Stadia Controller is an excellent gaming controller that can be used with Windows PCs, Macs and mobile devices. It connects via USB-C cable for a wired connection or wirelessly through Bluetooth, alhough the wireless connection is currently limited to the Stadia platform. With its comfortable design and intuitive controls, it is sure to provide an enjoyable gaming experience for all types of gamers.

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