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You can now purchase Google's Stadia controller for $69

What you need to know

  • You can now buy the Stadia Controller on the Google Store for $69.
  • It used to only be available when purchasing the Founder's Edition.
  • The controller comes in Clearly White, Just Black, and Wasabi.

When Google launched the Stadia Founder's Edition earlier this month, it made an interesting decision by only allowing you to purchase extra controllers during your transaction for the Founder's Edition. In other words, if you completed your purchase for the Founder's Edition and later decided you wanted another controller, you were out of luck.

Thankfully, Google's rolling that odd move back and now allowing you to purchase the Stadia Controller (opens in new tab) on its own.

All three of the colors are available, including Clearly White, Just Black, and Wasabi. If you want the striking Night Blue colorway, you'll need to pony up the $129 for the Founder's Edition.

Speaking of which, Google does give a little warning on the Stadia Controller's product page that buying just the controller won't give you instant access to Stadia. It reads:

You won't be able to play Stadia right away just by purchasing the Stadia Controller. Only purchase the Stadia Controller on its own if you already have access to Stadia through Founder's Edition and are looking for a second controller, or if you have access through a Buddy Pass and want to use the Stadia Controller.

Shipping is free for the controller and it's expected to be delivered in November.

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Joe Maring was a Senior Editor for Android Central between 2017 and 2021. You can reach him on Twitter at @JoeMaring1.

3 Comments
  • I'm actually wondering if, with regards to the Founder's Edition, those of us who have ordered it will end up being given what may at the time of its shipment what will become then-discontinued Chromecast Ultra devices, with a new version perhaps better optimized for Stadia being released. That, and the fact that the Ultra can already be picked up at discount, has me debating whether it might be smarter to simply buy a controller...
  • Will it be possible to use Stadia using the Nvidia Shield TV and if so, will the control that comes with the shield work the same as if using the Google made Stadia controller?
  • Can Stadia play two player and 4 player games on one tv, or does each remote need its own screen