How to connect a gamepad from Playstation 4 to Apple TV

Did you know that the PlayStation 4 DualShock 4 gamepad can be easily connected to the Apple TV? This is a great option for those who have

and Apple TV, and PS4. If it will be more convenient for you to play games on the Apple TV with a gamepad, then this instruction is for you.

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You will need the Playstation 4 gamepad itselfDualShock 4 and the modern Apple TV with tvOS 13 and later. The process of connecting a gamepad is no different from the process of connecting other Bluetooth devices to the Apple TV.

How to connect a gamepad from Playstation 4 to Apple TV

  1. To get started, turn on your Apple TV.
  2. Enter the DualShock 4 gamepad in connection mode, while holding down the PS logo button and the Share button. Hold them until the gamepad panel lights up.
  3. On Apple TV, go to Settingsthen in Remote controls and devices and select Bluetooth.
  4. Here, select the Playstation DualShock 4 gamepad to connect it to the Apple TV.

Once the gamepad connects to your Apple TV, you can start using it in games.

Most of the buttons and functions of the Playstation DualShock 4 controller work on Apple TV, but not all. So far, the vibration, motion detection and headphone jacks do not work.

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To then play the gamepad on the PS4 again, you will need to reconnect it to the console. Until then, it will remain connected to the Apple TV.

You can also read about how to connect the gamepad to your iPhone or iPad, although the process is not much different.

Other gamepads can be connected to the Apple TV, including the Xbox One gamepad. The Playstation 3 gamepad doesn’t work with Apple TV or iOS, but it works with Mac.