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8BitDo's SNES Controller and More Finally Work on Apple Devices

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Gaming controller company 8BitDo announced today that several of its wireless controllers are now compatible with Apple devices.

Officially supported by Apple, 8BitDo SN30 Pro, SN30 Pro for Android, SN30 Pro+, Pro 2, Ultimate 2.4G and Lite SE are compatible with iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV now. pic.twitter.com/8E4zO0HAsx

— 8BitDo (@8BitDo) March 20, 2023

In a new tweet, the company confirmed that its controllers now support iPhones, iPads, Macs, and Apple TVs with iOS 16.3, iPad OS 16.3, macOS 13.2, or tvOS 16.3 updates installed that the applicable controllers need to have the latest firmware update installed before pairing. 8BitDo confirms that only six controllers are currently compatible with these devices but noted that more controller support is on the way.

Here's a list of the first six 8BitDo controllers that now work on Apple devices:

8BitDo's controllers previously offered compatibility with Android, PC, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox, along with some controller support for the Analogue Pocket. The announcement that some 8BitDo controllers now work on Apple devices allows owners of these products to use them on even more devices.

Although Apple is not the biggest player in gaming, its subscription service Apple Arcade is one such way that you can now take advantage of 8BitDo's controllers. Of course, Xbox Cloud Gaming and Nvidia GeForce Now are also good options if you use any of your Apple devices for those services.


Taylor is the Associate Tech Editor at IGN. You can follow her on Twitter @TayNixster.

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