A large majority of cloud service providers and telecoms are vying to tap the multibillion-dollar opportunity they foresee in the gaming space. As such, they are developing capabilities to pair wireless controllers with smartphones and tablets. Even Apple allows users to connect Xbox controller to Apple TV or other mobile devices like iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch.
How do I connect Xbox controller to Apple TV
In recent years, the gaming industry has undergone a sea change. Cloud Gaming powered by wireless gaming controllers, has emerged as the biggest trend. It has generated significant buzz in the entertainment business.
A major advantage of this mode of gaming is the ability to play high-end games on relatively low-end systems like Smartphones and tablets via controllers. And what’s really interesting – you can connect Xbox controller to Apple TV as well as PlayStation Controller. Here’s how!
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Initially, make sure that your controller is turned off. Then, to put your Xbox Wireless Controller in pairing mode take the following steps.
Press the Xbox button to turn On the controller.
Then press and hold the Connect button for a few seconds.
Go to the Bluetooth settings of your Apple Device (iPhone, iPad or Apple TV). Under My Devices check if your controller name is listed.
When the name of the device appears, you can pair it to your TV. Just select the name of your controller. You can confirm that the controller is connected when a notification bearing the following text can be seen on your TV – ‘Controller Connected’.
To unpair, select the name of your controller, then select ‘Unpair Device’. When done, a prompt with the message ‘Controller Connection Lost’ will become on your TV screen.
How to connect a PS4 controller
On your Apple TV, go to Settings and choose Remotes and Devices.
When directed to a new screen, select Bluetooth.
Now, press and hold the ‘PS’ and ‘Share’ buttons simultaneously. Hold the buttons until the light bar begins to flash.
Locate the name of the controller under ‘Other Devices‘. When found, tap to connect it.
This way you can easily play your favorite games with Xbox Wireless Controllers, PlayStation DualShock 4, and MFi game controllers on Apple TV.
If you experience any sort of trouble connecting to your computer, make sure that your controller is away from your PlayStation or Xbox One console. Also, make sure the battery is fully charged. Also. See what’s new and improved in new Apple iPad Pro tablet. The post is a hands-on review!
Before you leave, check out some of the major highlights both the controllers have to offer.
|PS4 Dualshock controller||Xbox One S controller|
|Ergonomic design supports smaller but more responsive analog sticks||It’s a bit bulky, has more responsive shoulder buttons, comfortable triggers and a redesigned D-pad|
|Supports headphone jack||Headphone jack present|
|PS4 Dualshock controller supports has a touchpad. It supports a variety of engaging gestures||Micro-textured thumbsticks offer better stability but there’s no room for a touchpad.|
|With PS4 Dualshock controller it’s more like what you see is what you get||Offers more variations in design. Users can design their own controllers|
|Trigger utility is somewhat less in comparison to the Xbox One S controller||Triggers feature a ‘Haptic’ feedback function which contributes greatly to playing motion especially, in racing games.|
From the above, it’s easy to conclude that the two controllers are evenly matched in most categories and real distinctions come into play with D-pad and triggers.