How to connect Xbox 360 and Xbox One controller to play games on PC
One of the most interesting features of Xbox One and Xbox 360 controllers is the ability to connect them to a PC via Windows. This has become easier and easier, and today, with the new consoles from Microsoft , it is already possible to plug it into a machine and even pair it wirelessly.
So, for those who prefer the good old controller, just use the one on your own console, without having to buy another one. Below you can ceck how to connect Xbox 360 and Xbox One controller to play games on your PC!
How to connect Xbox 360 controller to play games on PC
If you use a PC with Windows 10, the task is quite practical. The only problem is that you will have to connect the controller with a special USB cable for the Xbox 360 controller. Currently, it is possible to find it with a price around R$50.
Connect the Xbox 360 controller to the PC using a special cable (Image: Matheus Bigogno/Canaltech)
When you plug the controller into your PC, Windows 10 will immediately identify it and install the drivers automatically, without any problems.
If you happen to still make use of Windows 8, 8.1 and 7, it can also be triggered via plug and play .
And to play wirelessly?
This task is a little more complicated. First, you must purchase a wireless adapter called the Xbox 360 Wireless Game Receiver for Windows. Unlike the Xbox One controller, the 360 controller has a native wireless connectivity channel that is not Bluetooth. You can find the accessory for around R$ 70.
As in the wired procedure, wireless the thing works the same way when it comes to Windows 10. Connected, recognized, played. On Windows 8, 8.1 and 7, the situation is the same as in the cabled scenario.
How to connect Xbox One controller to play on PC
The Xbox One controller is plug and play , that is, plugged in, played. The only thing you need to do is connect via a cable with a micro USB port. Once that’s done, just configure the control in a game of your choice, since the recognition is done automatically.
Use a micro USB cable to connect the Xbox One controller to the PC (Image: Matheus Bigogno/Canaltech)
And to play wirelessly?
In the wireless scenario, the ease remains, but not at the same level. First of all, make sure your PC or notebook has “Bluetooth” turned on. After that, just turn on the controller normally until the pairing is done.
If the control is not recognized, try to configure it manually:
Step 1 : Open the “Bluetooth and other devices” tab and click on “Add Bluetooth or other device”.
Go to the “Bluetooth and other devices” tab and click on “Add Bluetooth or other device” (Screenshot: Matheus Bigogno)
Step 2 : on the next tab, select “All others” and briefly press the wireless registration button, located on the back of the controller, next to the micro USB port. Wait for the controller to be recognized, but if not, try the “Bluetooth” option.
In the window that opens next, click on “All others” and wait for the control to be recognized (Screenshot: Matheus Bigogno)
Important : Earlier controller versions, especially Xbox One Fat versions, may not be recognized at this step. In this case, the suggestion is to connect it through the wire.
Step 3 : once the procedure is completed, the controller will already be connected to your PC.
Once the procedure is finished, the controller will be connected to your PC (Screenshot: Matheus Bigogno)
It is good to point out that the Xbox One Elite I and II controllers work in the same way as the traditional new version ( Xbox One S onwards).
You can also connect the controller via a wireless connection kit, sold separately. All these alternatives also work on Windows 8, 8.1 and 7. That is, once the control is stuck in the machine, the driver download starts immediately.