Connect an Xbox One Controller to a PC in Two Easy Steps

By   /   Jul 6, 2014

Wondering whether you can connect the new Xbox One controller to your PC for some quality game experience? Well you can and the process is really easy.

Step 1: Download the necessary drivers
Thanks to Microsoft releasing a set of drivers earlier last month, the Xbox One controller can be effortlessly hooked up to a Windows PC. All you have to do is visit, head to the support page and download the drivers for either 32 or 64 bit Windows.

Once the download is complete, simply initiate the program and run the setup. Accept the terms in the License Agreement and click Install to set up the drivers for your computer.

Step 2. Connect your Xbox One controller
With the drivers installed, now is the time to connect your Xbox One controller using a micro USB cable. You can now play any game on the PC which features Xbox 360 controller support.

Microsoft notes that if you want to use your Xbox One controller with your console after using it with a PC, the controller must be re-synced to the console via the wireless sync button or USB cable.

Update: If you’re running Windows 8.1, you just need to the connect the controller to start playing. The OS already features support for the Xbox One controller. Thanks Paul.

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