Play Stadia with Bluetooth devices on Chromecast with Google TV

You can pair a Bluetooth controller or headset to use when you play Stadia on Chromecast with Google TV.

Pair a Bluetooth controller or headset

Use the Voice Remote to navigate your TV screen.

  1. If you haven’t already, set up your Chromecast with Google TV.
  2. At the top right of the TV screen, navigate to the avatar in the top right corner.
  3. Select Settings Settings iconand then scroll down and select Remotes and Accessories and then Pair remote or accessory.
  4. Follow the device manufacturer’s instructions to put your device into Bluetooth pairing mode.
  5. On the TV screen, In the list on the right, select your device.
  6. Follow the instructions to confirm that your device was paired.
  7. If you had previously paired your device, you should be able to select Connect for your device if it doesn’t reconnect automatically.
  8. You can now start playing Stadia with your controller or headset.

Use a Bluetooth controller

You can play Stadia with a Bluetooth controller paired with your Chromecast with Google TV.

Troubleshoot connection and gameplay issues

Wireless connection issues can have a wide range of reasons, and often multiple factors contribute to latency or intermittent connectivity problems. If you’re having game play issues with your Bluetooth controller, check the steps below for changes that may help improve your experience.

  1. Follow the steps in Troubleshoot your Chromecast connection. Important: Before you factory reset your Chromecast, try the next steps here in this article.
  2. Check that your Wi-Fi router is more than 2-3 ft from your Chromecast. If the router is very close to your Chromecast, it can cause issues with wireless signals.
  3. If your router supports both 2.4 and 5 GHz, make sure your Chromecast is on the 5 GHz network.
  4. If you're 8-10 ft or more from your TV and are experiencing latency or dropout issues when playing Stadia, try moving closer to your TV.
  5. Remove any objects between the controller and your Chromecast. These objects may block the signal.
  6. Connect your Chromecast by Ethernet cable. Use the Ethernet Adapter for Chromecast with Google TV.
  7. Add an HDMI extender cable to your Chromecast to create more distance between your TV and the Chromecast. This distance can help with wireless connection problems.

Use a Bluetooth headset

  • You can listen to game audio with a Bluetooth headset that is paired to your Chromecast with Google TV.
  • You can also listen to voice chat sessions.

Note: When you’re in a voice chat session, the microphone of your Bluetooth headset will not be enabled. You’ll be able to listen only.

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