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      Latest reply on Jun 29, 2019 4:09 AM by davipt
      maulucci Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

        just wondering if anyone has been able to get the ps4 controller to pair with tvOS 13? Or is this something that will come in later betas?

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          maulucci Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

          Just as a follow up, I get it to connect, but then it disconnects right away. Then it won’t reconnect unless I unpair it and start again.

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              maulucci Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

              After restarting a few times, it seems to be working now, only a small lag.

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                  fedebruni84 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

                  Hi, what's the procedure to pair it?

                  I looked into blueetooth and also controller and devices menus but it hasn't show up...

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                      JackTheBauer Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

                      Hold "PS" and "Share" buttons simultaniously - the remote will appear in the listed BT-devices on the ATV.

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                          SamuelSeid Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

                          I have also not been able to connect the PS4 controller. I held down "PS" and "Share" buttons until the light started blinking. The controller doesn't show up on the bluetooth list on tvOS 13 beta or iPadOS 13 beta.

                           

                          I read that to use an XBox One controller you need to use a controller with the model number 1708.  Is a certain Dualshock 4 model needed? I'm using one with the model # CUH-ZCT1U.

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                            davipt Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

                            I’ve tried both with AppleTV 4 HD and iPad 5 and worked perfectly the first time. Step one is to make sure the controller is shut off, to disconnect from the previous device. Long press the middle small PS button for ten seconds until the light turns off. Then press share (top left oval button) and PS for about 2 seconds until the light blinks fast in white colour. Pair mode enabled. Go to the device and select it. Done. Now the problem is that I could not get the controller paired on the Apple TV and iPad and simply connect them. Let’s say I’m using on the appletv. I shutdown the controller manually. Then go to the iPad and try to connect to the remote. I can’t. As soon as I turn the controlller on, with any key, it will connect to the AppleTV. I always need to follow the 10 second shutdown, 2 second pair, repair on each of the Apple TV, iPad, or PS4. Well, that’s the process for normal Bluetooth. Maybe I’m just spoiled that the AirPods allows any device to steal the connection without the need to pair again. Any device, even my Samsung tv or Huawei Android. Just switch the audio output to the AirPods and boom, the sound gets redirected. If the controller needs to be re-paired all the time… awful. But, still, had some fun with it. The controller can navigate through all the menus, and even control many games without explicit game controller support… but I had a Nimbus controller already, so it’s not much different after pairing.

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                                davipt Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

                                Oh, and the controller’s battery will go down much faster. (Can’t edit my own answer… forums are broken, feedback assistant is broken… Apple services? Lol)

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                                    KMT Level 9 Level 9 (15,135 points)

                                         >Can’t edit my own answer

                                     

                                    Really? Seems odd... No 'edit' link when using the 'Actions' (Manage) menu, lower left of your comment?

                                     

                                    'Edit' is missing from right below that comment? On your phone?

                                     

                                    Edited to edit check

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                                        davipt Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

                                        “Edit” shows me an empty text area on safari mobile.  I’m too lazy to select my text and paste on the text area. Unbelievable when Apple stuff is broken on Apple devices. Sorry for the off topic.