How to connect any console game controller to Windows PC or Mac

Connecting any console game controller to Windows PC or Mac isn’t that simple. No offense, sometimes plug and play works and in some cases, you will need to be careful while connecting controller to PC. Today we will see how to connect a console game controller to Windows PC and also how to connect the console controller to Mac. There are always two options available when it comes to the connecting game controller to PC or Mac, that is via USB cable or Bluetooth.

We have covered all the latest gaming console controller in this guide. Hopefully, you will find what you are looking for.

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PlayStation 4 DualShock 4


  • How to connect PlayStation 4 to Windows PC

We are talking about PlayStation 4’s DualShock 4 controller. So if you are confused about how to connect PS4 to Windows PC? Then its very simple. All you need is USB cable or Bluetooth. However, PlayStation 4 DualShock 4 can be connected to any PC, for that, you can use a USB cable or Bluetooth connection. There’s one more alternative available, which is you can also connect PS4 with Sony’s original wireless USB adapter. The PS4 will work with almost all the games and the good news is Steam is now offering official support for PlayStation 4 DualShock 4 controllers.

If you like to connect PS4 wirelessly then better go with Sony’s official DualShock 4 USB Wireless Adapter. Moreover, the answer of how to connect the PlayStation 4 controller to Windows 10 is the same as mentioned above.

  • How to connect PlayStation 4 to Mac

Similarly, if you are looking for how to connect the PlayStation 4 controller to Mac, the same two options available: USB and Bluetooth. The recommended option is to use a USB cable to connect PS4 to Mac to enjoy games seamlessly. Alternatively, follow the quick guide to connect PlayStation 4 to Mac.

Power off the controller if it is already connected, to do so, press and hold the PlayStation button and then choose to Enter Rest Mode or Log Out of PS4. Once the controller gets to turn off, follow the further procedure.

To connect PS4 to a Mac, open the “System Preferences” on macOS and click “Bluetooth”. Pick up your controller and hold the PS and Share button together until Blue flash appears. Now, on the Mac, you will see the controller, pair the controller with Mac.

  • How to connect PlayStation 3 to Windows (DualShock 3)

To set up PlayStation 3 with your Windows PC, you will have to read the guide on how to connect PS3 to Windows by Digital Trends carefully, as it is bit complicated process.

  • How to Connect PlayStation 3 to Mac (DualShock 3)

Whereas you don’t need to follow the complex set up if you want to connect PS3 with Mac. Just plug and play for USB or else play wirelessly by connecting with Bluetooth.

Xbox One


  • How to connect Xbox One to Windows PC

Of course, Xbox One will support Windows as it is Microsoft’s flagship controller. To connect Xbox One controller to PC with USB all you need to bring a compatible USB cable and connect it with the PC. If you want to connect Xbox One controller to PC using Bluetooth then also you can do it.


  • How to connect Xbox One to Mac

As Xbox One is the product of Windows, to connect with Mac wirelessly you will need to download the driver, 360Controller. Once you visit the link you will also get to know how to connect Xbox One wirelessly to Mac. Else there is no need to download any additional drive if you want to connect Xbox One with USB.


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