What game controllers are supported by Apple TV?

Can I use Nintendo / PlayStation / Xbox controllers on Apple TV? What game controllers are Apple TV compatible?

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The Apple TV has come a long way in gaming thanks to the addition of many third-party controllers to tvOS. Gone are the days when only a handful of MFi wireless controllers can be used to play your favorite titles on Apple TV and Apple TV 4K.

Always make sure to keep the Apple TV updated to the latest version of tvOS for the best compatibility with USB and wireless game controllers. Here is a list of game controllers that can be paired to the Apple TV:

  • Microsoft Xbox Core wireless controller
  • Xbox Elite wireless controller Series 2
  • Xbox Adaptive controllers
  • Nintendo Joy-Con
  • Switch Pro
  • N64 / NES / SNES Bluetooth controllers
  • Sega Genesis Bluetooth controller
  • Sony PlayStation DualShock 4 / DualSense
  • SteelSeries Nimbus+
  • MFi-certified third-party controllers