iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV Gaining Xbox One and PlayStation 4 Controller Support

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Apple today at WWDC 2019 announced that the iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV are gaining Xbox One S and PlayStation 4 DualShock controller support for games in iOS 13, iPadOS, and tvOS 13 respectively.

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This much-welcomed news provides ‌iPhone‌, ‌iPad‌, and ‌Apple TV‌ gamers with additional options beyond MFi-certified controllers like the SteelSeries Nimbus and the Siri Remote for the ‌Apple TV‌.

iOS 13, iPadOS, and tvOS 13 will be publicly released in the fall.

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Top Rated Comments

outphase Avatar
20 months ago
https://www.apple.com/ios/ios-13-preview/features/

The iOS 13 Preview page confirms that this is coming to iPhone as well.

PlayStation 4 controller support
Use your PlayStation 4 game controller with iPhone.

Xbox One S controller support
Use your Xbox One S game controller with iPhone.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Smeaton1724 Avatar
20 months ago
I have a Steelseries Nimbus but compared to the DualShock 4 it feels very clunky. Hopefully tvOS support also means iOS/PadOS support.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MysteryMii215 Avatar
20 months ago
What about the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller? They might as well support controllers from all 3 console makers.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
69Mustang Avatar
20 months ago

I have a Steelseries Nimbus but compared to the DualShock 4 it feels very clunky. Hopefully tvOS support also means iOS/PadOS support.

Supporting the XB1 controller and the PS4 controller is a big f'n deal. This means that Apple is ready for a higher form of war.:p:D
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Dulcimer Avatar
20 months ago
Good stuff. Makes gaming on ATV a viable option.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
alwaysbeincontact Avatar
20 months ago
Finally, this is great to hear.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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