The new generation of consoles not only offers us great opportunities in gaming and all kinds of outings, it also ensures that we can enjoy our favorite games on PC. There are some things that still need to be polished, such as some features of each remote that are not yet fully compatible. Fortunately, this does not prevent you can now enjoy its fluidity on PC.
Today we will show you how you can achieve connecting your controller to PC and, of course, enjoying your games on Steam, the store that makes the Sony controller PC compatible. It’s still work to be fine-tuned, but there’s nothing stopping the Valve store from having everything under control for this great process. So read on and find the step by step that best suits your situation.
Connect DualSense to the PC using a cable
Let us admit that one of the simplest options and the one that most of us probably use is to connect the remote control by cable. We avoid all kinds of setups and the process is really simple. Of course, the only thing we have to keep in mind is that we cannot at any time disconnect the cable if we don’t want our PC to stop accepting the use of this command. For this configuration, you just need to:
First, take the cable that came with DualSense, a Type C connector.
Then connect your controller to the PC and wait for Windows to recognize it.
After a few seconds of setup, you can start using your remote.
This process is a little more complex, but just as simple. Although yes, before you start, make sure you have the console completely disconnected or even far enough away that it doesn’t light up when you press the “PS” button. On the other hand, you will need to make sure that your computer has the ability to use Bluetooth or that you have an adapter handy. If you meet all the conditions, you simply need to:
First, open the settings menu of “Bluetooth and other devices settings”.
Click the “Add Bluetooth or other device” option.
Once the PC starts searching, press the “PlayStation” button and the “Share” button at the same time until the lights start to flash.
On the screen you will see the “Wireless Controller” device that you have to click and that’s it. Your DualSense remote control is already connected to the PC.
Configure DualSense on Steam
For now, we must remember that while Steam works on compatibility with the PS5 controller, currently not fully functional
First open “Steam”. Now click on the “View” menu.
Go to “Settings”.
In the “Account” section, find the “Beta Participation” section and type “Edit”.
From the drop-down menu, enter “Steam Beta Update” and click “OK”.
Restart the client to load the beta version.
Now, with the controller connected, open “Big Picture” in Steam.
Once inside you will see that already instantly recognizes the DualSense remote control. From there you can also configure certain aspects like buttons or even joystick sensitivity.
Connect Xbox Series X and S controllers by cable
One of the controls which, without a doubt, is compatible first is Xbox Series X and S. After all, we can’t forget to think of it as a command from Microsoft itself. Of course, this can be connected by cable, just by following these steps.
Use the remote’s own cable if you have it handy as it must be with a USB-C adapter.
Once connected to your PC, wait for it to detect it.
Ready, you can now play with your controller on PC without any problem.
How to connect Xbox Series X and S controller to PC via Bluetooth
The process to make the connection is really simple. Actually whether your computer has bluetooth or if you need to use an adapter, although we will explain to you first steps to use bluetooth.
First go to Settings.
Now go to “Devices” and “Bluetooth and other devices”.
Select “Add Bluetooth or another device”.
Now when the PC starts searching, turn on the controller by pressing the “Xbox” button.
Press and hold the “Pair” button on your controller for three seconds until the Xbox button light flashes.
Select “Xbox Wireless Controller” and you’re done, you already have your controller available.
In case you are using an Xbox wireless adapter, the process is as follows:
First turn on the Xbox controller.
Now press and hold the “Pair” button on the wireless adapter.
Press and hold the “Pair” button on the top of the controller.
When the two devices are connected, the Xbox button will light up all the time.