Google’s cloud gaming service Stadia (opens in new tab) formally goes darkish tomorrow, January 18, however these of you with a Stadia controller will have the ability to proceed utilizing it lengthy into the longer term (hopefully) because of a final firmware update (opens in new tab) that converts it into a normal Bluetooth system.

By all appearances, the method (defined on this Stadia support page (opens in new tab)) is a straightforward one: Press and maintain the Stadia button on the controller till the standing mild comes on, plug the controller into your PC by way of a normal USB cable, go to stadia.google.com/controller (opens in new tab) (you will want to make use of Google’s Chrome browser—I attempted it with Firefox and it will not load the required web page), after which observe the on-screen directions. As soon as that is completed, you will have a swanky new(ish) Bluetooth controller in your palms that you need to use with any Bluetooth-capable system.

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