Xbox Series X Controller Support Officially Coming To iPhone, iPad, Apple TV

Apple and Microsoft are working to bring support for the new Xbox Series X controller to Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV according to an updated Apple support document.

The document, spotted by a Reddit user, outlines the controllers that already have support within Apple’s software.

But hidden in the middle is an important sentence and one that will be a little ray of sunshine for those who picked up Microsoft’s latest console.

Microsoft and Apple are working together to bring compatibility for the Xbox Series X controller to customers in a future update.

Currently supported controllers include:

  • Xbox Wireless Controller with Bluetooth (Model 1708)
  • Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2
  • Xbox Adaptive Controller
  • PlayStation DualShock 4 Wireless Controller
  • Other MFi (Made for iOS) Bluetooth controllers might be supported

Being able to use a Microsoft controller with Apple devices makes playing Apple Arcade games a better experience all around. It goes beyond that, too, with services like Google’s Stadia, Nvidia’s GeForce NOW, and Microsoft’s xCloud bringing desktop-quality games to Apple’s Safari web browser.

There is no concrete information as to when support for the new controller will be added, but with Xbox One controllers already supported it isn’t likely to be a big job to get the Xbox Series X controller to work. At least, that’s what we’re all hoping.

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