You need to link your Stadia Controller to a screen before you can use it to play. If you want to play on a TV using Chromecast Ultra, you’ll need to use a linking code to link your Stadia Controller wirelessly. If you want to play on a PC or phone, you must use a USB cable to connect the Stadia Controller.
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: Currently, linking codes will only appear on Chromecast Ultra. Linking codes for other devices will be available soon.
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.
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 ?
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.
Hey @KingVeder have you tried running the setup in a different phone? I ran my setup on an I phone 7 where it didn’t work, but when I in stalled the app on a Samsung A 10 and ran the setup it worked. Try a different phone, preferably a different software.
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. 😁