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Learn how to connect the Xbox One to the PC

Are you looking for how to connect the Xbox controller to the Pc? If you want to feel more action and realism while playing games on your computer, it is likely that you want to add the control that you already have of your Xbox One. The good news is that it is more easy than you imagine.

Consoles Microsoft have been characterized by having controls of the highest quality. And those who have the Xbox One are not the exception (and pay no attention to the Duke for the original Xbox). This device is the driver perfect, and not only for the Xbox, but also for other models of video games. If you are one of those people that plays on your computer, want to connect this control and let go of the keyboard and the mouse. For help you to play all your PC games favorite with your controller Xbox One, we’ve made this easy guide step by step. Before you begin, you should know that there are three ways to do so: via USB, wirelessly or with Bluetooth. Ah: and also you must make sure that your driver is up to date with the latest firmware.

Also you might be interested in How to connect a PS4 controller to a PC, or How to connect the controllers Nintendo Switch to a PC.

Connect your controller to the Xbox One via USB

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Connect your controller to the Xbox One via USB

Step 1: Use a micro USB cable to connect your controller to your Xbox One to your PC. If you have a wireless controller, simply use the charging cable. If you have a wired controller, you can plug it in as you would with your console.

Specific limitations of the operating system

Windows 10: you can be up to eight controllers connected at the same time. With the headphones chat connected, that number decreases to four, and with the stereo headphones is reduced to two.

Windows 7/8: you can Only connect four controllers at once. There is No support for headphones.

Connect your controller to the Xbox One wirelessly

Step 1: Purchase the wireless adapter for the Xbox ($25).

Step 2: Connect the wireless adapter Xbox to a USB port on your PC. Complete the process of setting up the adapter as described here.

Step 3: Press the Guide button (Xbox logo) on your controller to turn it on.

Step 4: Tap the sync button at the top of the controller until the Xbox logo starts to blink (it is the small button just to the right of LB).

Step 5: Press the small button to sync on the adapter. Once the Xbox logo on the controller stops blinking, you’re ready to start.

Connect your controller to the Xbox One using Bluetooth

Some controllers Xbox One support Bluetooth for wireless connection. To know if your driver does this, look at the plastic around the Xbox logo. What is the part of the face of the driver? If so, you have Bluetooth. But if the plastic that surrounds the logo coincides with the triggers/bumpers, is not compatible with Bluetooth. The controllers of Xbox One compatible with Bluetooth come included with the Xbox One S and have been sold since then. Therefore, if you purchased a new driver after August 2016, it is very likely that you have Bluetooth. Look at the images below as an example.

Step 1: Go to Settings on your PC and click on Devices.

Step 2: click on the option of Bluetooth settings to make sure that your Bluetooth is turned on. Stay in this menu.

Step 3: Press the Guide button and then the sync button on your controller. The logo should start flashing.

Step 4: On your PC, choose “Add a Bluetooth or other device” and click Bluetooth. This sorts your PC search for the driver.

Step 5: once that appears, choose the Xbox Wireless Controller to complete the pairing process.

*Updated by Maria Teresa Lopes on 11 September 2019.

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