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

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.


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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19 weeks 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.
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20 weeks ago
I have a Steelseries Nimbus but compared to the DualShock 4 it feels very clunky. Hopefully tvOS support also means iOS/PadOS support.
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20 weeks ago
What about the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller? They might as well support controllers from all 3 console makers.
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20 weeks 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
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20 weeks ago
Good stuff. Makes gaming on ATV a viable option.
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20 weeks ago
Finally, this is great to hear.
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19 weeks ago

Why are they only naming the Xbox One S...? Wouldn’t that just be ALL Xbox One controllers? They do know the Xbox One X is the latest Xbox out right now right? That would suck if my Elite Controller wasn’t supported with this for whatever stupid reason...


They’re probably specifically naming the S controllers because original Xbox One controllers didn’t use Bluetooth until the Xbox One S came out. I don’t believe that the Elite controller uses Bluetooth.
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19 weeks ago

Why are they only naming the Xbox One S...? Wouldn’t that just be ALL Xbox One controllers? They do know the Xbox One X is the latest Xbox out right now right? That would suck if my Elite Controller wasn’t supported with this for whatever stupid reason...


Do you know that the Xbox One S was the first Microsoft console to use Bluetooth? Your elite controller doesn't, and it won't be supported. This isn't Apple's stupid reason.
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19 weeks ago

If they add this support too iPhone and iPad this will be the best news from WWDC


This. Fingers crossed. Also that it would work on older ios devices and not just brand new ones.
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20 weeks ago
If they add this support too iPhone and iPad this will be the best news from WWDC
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