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Controller support?

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Ztr7
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Ztr7
Posted on 07 October 17 at 08:01
Has anybody had success using a controller with their android device? Recommended hardware?

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New Paralyzer
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New Paralyzer
Posted on 07 October 17 at 08:48
I know you need newer controllers. My Bluetooth controller isn't supported. There might be something in the play store to help but it's been a while since I tried to connect a controller.


Newer Xbox One controllers support Bluetooth. You might be able to sync it and see what it does.
Spilner
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Spilner
Posted on 07 October 17 at 11:11
Depends on the phone too, my oneplus doesnt allow bluetooth controllers to be added
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nicklesminer
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nicklesminer
Posted on 13 October 17 at 14:36
I used a steelseries bluetooth controller without issue.
Larvi1
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Larvi1
Posted on 15 October 17 at 00:27
New Paralyzer said:
I know you need newer controllers. My Bluetooth controller isn't supported. There might be something in the play store to help but it's been a while since I tried to connect a controller.


Newer Xbox One controllers support Bluetooth. You might be able to sync it and see what it does.
Can confirm that I got my xbox one s controller to work with my Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime. I didn't even know that they added Bluetooth support, thanks for the tip. I followed this guide to get it to work:

https://support.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-on-windows/accessories/c...
New Paralyzer
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New Paralyzer
Posted on 15 October 17 at 02:27
Larvi said:
New Paralyzer said:
I know you need newer controllers. My Bluetooth controller isn't supported. There might be something in the play store to help but it's been a while since I tried to connect a controller.


Newer Xbox One controllers support Bluetooth. You might be able to sync it and see what it does.
Can confirm that I got my xbox one s controller to work with my Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime. I didn't even know that they added Bluetooth support, thanks for the tip. I followed this guide to get it to work:

https://support.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-on-windows/accessories/c...
It seems like a lot of people didn't know Microsoft added Bluetooth.

It makes the need for the PC wireless dongle really useless since most PCs come with built in Bluetooth.


The Xbox One controller truly is amazing.
Artie
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Artie
Posted on 15 October 17 at 04:26
New Paralyzer said:
It seems like a lot of people didn't know Microsoft added Bluetooth.

It makes the need for the PC wireless dongle really useless since most PCs come with built in Bluetooth.
If you plan to use the audio features in the controller, you have to connect via USB or the wireless adapter. Also firmware updates can't be done via Bluetooth.
New Paralyzer
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New Paralyzer
Posted on 15 October 17 at 06:34
Artie said:
New Paralyzer said:
It seems like a lot of people didn't know Microsoft added Bluetooth.

It makes the need for the PC wireless dongle really useless since most PCs come with built in Bluetooth.
If you plan to use the audio features in the controller, you have to connect via USB or the wireless adapter. Also firmware updates can't be done via Bluetooth.
You can plug headsets and whatnot into the PC though so it still isn't really necessary
Artie
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Artie
Posted on 19 October 17 at 09:48
New Paralyzer said:
Artie said:
New Paralyzer said:
It seems like a lot of people didn't know Microsoft added Bluetooth.

It makes the need for the PC wireless dongle really useless since most PCs come with built in Bluetooth.
If you plan to use the audio features in the controller, you have to connect via USB or the wireless adapter. Also firmware updates can't be done via Bluetooth.
You can plug headsets and whatnot into the PC though so it still isn't really necessary
That's a user choice.. some people prefer to use the headphone jack on their controller, or want the audio mixing controls on the digital adaptors that work with the controllers. Others (like me as well) have nice headphones with their own in line controls and such and will plug directly in PC.

Either way, the original claim was the wireless adaptor was "useless" for PCs that support Bluetooth.. and that's simply not true for users who want the features the Xbox wireless protocol supports that Bluetooth doesn't. It's highly subjective to user specific use cases, two of which I provided earlier.

And of course confusing the matter are the fact that there are more and more high end gaming PC's now that have the Xbox Wireless protocol built in and the dongle is not necessary as MS now licenses the Xbox wireless technology to the OEMS to build into their devices... Of course MS's own hardware including the Surface Studio and Surface Book 2 are two examples of PC's that have this additional support.

I am glad to see the because at least from my observation Bluetooth is a poor choice for gaming when compared to the Xbox Wireless adaptor when it comes to input lag and interference. Then again, on PC when I need to eliminate input lag I reach for the USB cable every time. Though I'm glad the xbox controller give us choice now, especially for the case where I want to use my controller on a limited device that only support Bluetooth.. like an android device.
Zarda1
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Zarda1
Posted on 04 November 17 at 20:16
I pair the controllers I got with my S to play. Turn on the controller, hold the little sync button on the top, go into your phone setting enable Bluetooth and scan for devices. You might get an error the first time so try it again.
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