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For the gaming service "Apple Arcade“Apple has officially made it possible to control the corresponding games with controllers on the current Xbox or PlayStation. To couple to the Xbox controller or to the PS4 controller you need a control unit (see below) as well as an Apple TV, an iPad, an iPhone or a Mac. In the following I have also summarized the necessary instructions with which you can merge the devices and play wirelessly.
Apple has uploaded a tutorial video for pairing your Xbox controller and iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV. The individual steps that need to be taken if you want to play games at Apple Arcade with the gamepad are explained in English. You can find the video in English below; Here is a summary of the individual steps in German:
The whole thing also works with the PlayStation 4 DualShock controller. You will also find the video in English for this after the list of points in German. Below I have put together the source of supply for the gaming controllers shown as well as a little help for the purchase decision. But first, here are the step-by-step instructions:
The two Bluetooth game controls shown for the Microsoft Xbox and the Sony PlayStation can be found on Amazon, among others: Microsoft Xbox Wireless Controller / PlayStation 4 - DualShock 4 wireless controller. Depending on whether you use one of the game consoles or a Windows PC for gaming in addition to the Apple devices such as iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and Mac, sometimes the one or the other controller is more worthwhile.
If you own a gaming PC, you can of course use the PS4 controller (for example via Steam or other clients); However, the coupling with the Xbox controller would be proprietary, as this and the Windows operating system come from Microsoft and the latter also contains an Xbox gaming service. The purchase also depends on getting used to previous gamepads and the ergonomics of the proposed ones.
Jens has been running the blog since 2012. He appears as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with problems of a technical nature. In his free time he drives electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with his iPhone, of course), climbs around in the Hessian mountains or hikes with the family. His articles deal with Apple products, news from the world of drones or solutions for current bugs.
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