Apple’s PS4 And Xbox Controller Support Converts iPad Into Game Console

Apple is bringing support for PlayStation 4 and Xbox devices to the iPad, iPhone, and Apple TV this winter. It is a huge modification from the specific MFi Bluetooth controllers that were earlier supported. And it indicates you can now simply link any Xbox One or controller to your device to enjoy games on the move.

Some users have been trying out an Xbox One S device on their iPad Pro operating on the new public beta, and they are persuaded this is a huge step toward employing an iPad as a portable gaming device.

While all PS4 controllers will operate fully and show support for Bluetooth, over on the Xbox end, you will require making sure your controller shows support for Bluetooth. If at the bottom it has a headphone jack, then you are probably good to go. You can also see the top of a controller to verify if it has Bluetooth, but most current Xbox One devices do.

Connecting a controller is as simple as any other Bluetooth machine, and most titles that already support MFi devices will instantly verify that the Xbox device is present and operate as you would hope for. Some users have been playing Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Real Racing 3, and Fortnite, and they have even managed to stream Xbox titles from their console, all possible due to a 3rd-party app.

On a related note, as Microsoft converts Xbox Live an entertainment platform that spreads all over more services (such as Android, Switch, and iOS), it is also relaxing the naming method. Since it has been in working since 2002, many commonly-asked aliases are already chosen, but now consumers can grab pretty much any name they wish, even if somebody else already has it. Now, it will allow you make a new user name even if somebody else has taken it.