Xbox One Controller on PC!

Xbox One Controller on PC!


Hey guys this is Austin and today I’m here
with a tutorial showing you how to get the Xbox One controller working on your PC. While up until now there hasn’t been any official
support for the Xbox One controller on Windows Microsoft just released a driver to make it
happen. While any Xbox One controller will work the only downside is that you have to
keep it wired. Now this isn’t a big deal in my opinion however you won’t be able to use
a wireless adapter like you were able to do with the 360 controller. Just grab a MicroUSB
cable and plug it into the controller and your PC. Soon Windows will automatically include
the drivers built-in but for now head over to Major Nelson’s blog which I’ll have linked
in the description and download the drivers for either 32 or 64-bit Windows. I tested
on Windows 8.1 and had no problems however some people are seeing issues on Windows 7
and especially on Vista which I guess makes sense considering that I don’t believe Vista
is supported just yet. Since these just came out Windows gave me a SmartScreen warning
when I went to install but this driver comes straight from Microsoft so if you see this
just ignore it and continue. From here it’s as simple as just clicking through the installer
and that’s it, no restart required. If you jump into Device Manager you’ll see that the
new controller is recognized just that quickly. The way things work is that the Xbox One controller
pretends that it’s actually a 360 controller. That means that any game that used the 360
controller as an option should work just fine here. Jump into Watch Dogs and the game immediately
recognizes the Xbox One gamepad. There’s literally no setup, everything just works. Since the
button layout is basically the same as on the 360 changes like the better D-pad and
bigger triggers are a nice improvement. I tried a few other games with no problems,
Left 4 Dead 2 being the only title that was just a little off. Even here though it’s not
a big deal as it just needs a quick adjustment of the controller sensitivity and things are
solid. I really like the Xbox One controller and I’m impressed with how seamlessly it works
on the PC. If a game worked with the 360 controller it’ll work here. So what do you guys think,
are you planning on picking up an Xbox One controller for your PC? Let me know in the
comments below. Anyway guys thank you so much for watching and I will catch you in the next
one!

70 Comments on "Xbox One Controller on PC!"


  1. we i ordered one on amazon cant wait to taste it out myself by the way thanks for making this video!!!

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  2. I don't pick up things because someone else has got it – which i why I am VD free (bad joke)

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  3. How do you disconnect the controller from the actual Xbox so when you turn on the controller the Xbox won't turn on

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  4. Thank you. That was a helpful video. No sarcasm at all. I was curious if it would work and after watching your video I knew it would so no more concerns. Thanks again!

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  5. this video is a bit outdated but now if your system has windows 10 and blue tooth you are ready to roll

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  6. Ok, I already have the controller plugged in. But it's not showing up in my devices on my pc. The game I'm using even supports gamepads, but it doesn't read anything. Plus, every time I try turning the controller on, it turns on the xbox. Help??

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  7. SHIT All I want is a PC!!
    Fallout 4, Fallout 3, Fallout New Vegas and Skyrim the MODS!!!

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  8. Is there any way to use it on games that don't enable s controller option? I don't mind using a keyboard, but because I'm on a laptop, I get lazy sometimes and want to hook the HDMI to a tv so I can sit back and enjoy.

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  9. Okay I need help connecting the controller I connect it on the upper side of the your opposed to and it doesn't work ):

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  10. Does anyone know whether you can use two controllers?? like for a fighting game (Mortal Kombat complete addition)

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  11. Wireless connection which the Xbox 360 controller offers is much better considering both controllers are nearly identical.

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  12. 👨‍💻I Asked a Q's -> can a Xbox controller b used on a pc ? U answered 🙋‍♂️👍 –
    Next – Q's How high can a cat Jump ? 🙀🥒place a cucumber behind cat & wait 😾🤣🤣☕ research is Fun 🤣🤣🤣🤣

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  13. Links were removed b/c "windows update automatically installs it" (big shocker from microsoft product -IT DOESN'T INSTALL IT CORRECTLY.) Using Windows 7.

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  14. What do I need for an Xbox One controller to work with PC? Just the controller and micro usb?
    Will it need batteries or a rechargeable battery pack? Tired of DS4Windows/PS4 controller.

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