If you own an Apple TV and are a gaming enthusiast, then you would definitely love to put both these together. You will most certainly enjoy playing your favorite games on the Apple TV with some of the best Apple TV gaming controllers because of the clear and deep picture with vivid colors.
You can get ready to play these games in full flow by adding a third-party Made For iPhone (MFi) controller with your Apple TV. Follow the below given easy steps to pair such a controller to your fourth-generation Apple TV. You can apply similar steps to connect VR gamepads controller for playing VR games.
How to Connect and Add a Game Controller to Apple TV
Note: Switch on your controller. In case the controller had already been paired, you can press and hold the Bluetooth button.
Step 1: Using your Siri remote, navigate to the Settings app on your Apple TV and then move on to Remotes and Devices and in that go to Bluetooth.
Step 2: Now, seek your game controller and click on it. Within a few seconds, you will see that your controller should get paired automatically.
How to Connect and Add an iPhone or iPad as a Game Controller for Apple TV
You can connect your iPhone or iPad and use them as a controller. Before doing that, you will have to initially launch the desired game both on your Apple TV and your iPhone or iPad and after that follow the above given steps for pairing. At the time of writing, your iPhone or iPad will not be able to control the fourth-generation Apple TV other than for certain specific apps alone.
Troubleshoot Adding a Game Controller
If you are having any issues while adding a third-party MFi controller, follow the below given steps:
Step 1: First ensure that your controller is charged.
Step 2: Reboot your controller by switching it off and then on again.
Step 3: Get the Apple TV restarted.
Step 4: In case your controller had already been connected to other Bluetooth devices, ensure it is not presently connected to those devices prior to trying to pairing with Apple TV.
If you still face problems, you may have to tap on the device, and then choose Forget Device under the Bluetooth screen.