You need to link your Stadia Controller to a screen before you can use it to play. In order to play on a TV with Chromecast, a mobile device, or on web with Chrome, you’ll need to use a linking code to link your Stadia Controller wirelessly.
To let your Stadia Controller know which screen you want to play on wirelessly, you’ll need to enter a linking code for that screen. The linking code lets you easily change which screen your controller is linked to. Each screen will have its own unique linking code that will rarely change.
Enter linking codes from left to right, one button at a time. Linking codes are 4-5 characters long and consist of only Up, Down, Left, Right, A, B, X, Y.
Here is a sample of what a linking code looks like. The code for your screen will be different.
Note: If the status light blinks orange, it means the controller can’t connect to Wi-Fi. Open the controller menu in the Stadia app to set up the controller with Wi-Fi. If you need to change the Wi-Fi on your Chromecast, use the Google Home app.
Hi Maikel I think I have the same issue as you. I plugged in an ethernet cable while playing and after I had already set everything up through WiFi. You are saying if I just factory reset the chromecast, everything should work fine? Did you try anything else? Thanks!
I've had several issues with the controller not connecting and having the orange blinking light as you mentioned. I also noticed - and it may just be a coincidence - that when I use the Chromecast to actually cast things like netflix net Hulu and then go back to Stadia is usually when this happens. However I have two times reset the wifi setup on the controller and it's resolved the issue. No issues with a direct plug into Pixel 4, just with WiFi.
I can’t actually get my controller to connect to my home WiFi network at all. I have tried resetting my WiFi( contacted my provider), and also removed any other bandwidth sharing. My speed is up to 100 mbps so it should be good enough. My chrome cast ultra connected to the WiFi network fine, it’s just the controller can’t seem to connect to my internet. I also tried getting closer to the signal by trying it next to my router( no results). In fact, I tried connecting my controller to a public WiFi network, and it worked just fine( it connected to the network successfully, while it could not access the internet because It had to go through a sign up process). I really don’t know what the problem is. Help please.
My controller cant connect to the wifi and then loses connection with the phone.
This happens over and over with no joy, reset the net phone and factory reset the controller.
Any ideas ?
BecomingPark451 thank you this fixed my issue. I have the IPhone 11 Pro, switched from pixel 2xl a month back or so. Went to connect my controllers, factory reset them, updated the app via iPhone and kept getting a service connection error. Then I booted up my 2xl, updated the app and got my controllers to connect. So thank you! It’s a shame the IOS app isn’t up to snuff. I’m sure they will get it sorted eventually. Can’t wait to play via my IOS as well. For now my old 2xl works as a great stadia console and home controller though lol.
I'm using a Netgear Orbi wireless router. It has dual bands and it shows that both the controller and chromecast are connected to wifi. They are on the same network and I can ping both devices. In the Stadia app I get a Service Device error and then it says "Can't reach Google Services" "The Controller is connected to the internet, but can't reach google services". I also tried a TCP and UDP port forward to the internal Stadia controller IP as recommended in another thread and that did not help either. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Google has no clue on how to fix this. Their suggestion was to try setting up a mobile hotspot for the devices and try to connect. I tired that just to see if it would work and it did not.
I have the same problem, but then with an TP-LINK archer.
Did you manage to fix your controller issue?
I can connect to my WiFi fine, but can't seem to connect to the Google Services.
I solved my problem:
`The MTU size of my router was setup incorrectly. The default was set to 1500. but the optimal value for my ISP is 1472, therefore the controller could connect to the internet but wasn't able to connect to the google services. 😁
I'm still not able to link my controller to the Chromecast that came with it. I'm using a Netgear Orbi wireless router. I've tried chromecast on 5Ghz and wired and it makes no difference. I'm able to see all devices connected when looking at my router including the controller. I can ping the controller and chromecast as well and they are on the same network. I'm not able to connect the controller to 2.4ghz band though. I've tried lowering the 5ghz radio strength and hiding the SSID and it still connects at 5ghz. In any event, my controller connects to wireless fine, but will not communicate with Chromecast still. It is very frustrating.
Anyone with a Netgear Orbi able to get this to work?
I'm not sure what happened, but my controller simply won't connect. Let me explain:
I made sure to connect my controller to my Wi-Fi network, as well as my Chromecast Ultra. Then, I entered my linking code with the controller. Well, it started blinking white for a few moments, and then it vibrated and blinked orange for a few moments. After that, it just turned off by itself and wouldn't link. The odd thing is that I didn't have this issue until after I played Stadia on my laptop with a USB cable.
I'm not sure what to do now.