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How to connect the console to your Android mobile, tablet or TV

How to connect the console to your Android mobile, tablet or TV

Video games have evolved at a great pace on Android, and while before Google Play was full of simple and undemanding games in terms of graphics and playability, now there is an increasing number of games that are advanced in this sense. In fact, it's also possible to play classic games like GTA San Andreas, and even emulate some consoles that aren't that far away in time.

The fact that Android games are becoming more complex makes playing with a controller increasingly advisable. Thanks to the operating system's compatibility with peripherals from Sony, Microsoft and major console brands, it is possible to connect any Android cable unit to one of these consoles.

This way, you can enjoy greater precision when controlling the character used in the game itself, as well as allowing better aiming of the camera controls in some games. Best of all is that to do this, you don't even need to use an external app, just go to Settings.

Connect the controller to Android

Any device running Android 5.1.1 and above will be able to fully use the Xbox controller. The same thing happens with Sony's console controls, except in this case the PS4 controller is compatible with Android 10, while the PlayStation 5's DualSense is compatible with any Android tablet or mobile phone running similar or higher than Android. 12.

To do this, you have to open Settings on your Android device and go to Bluetooth settings, which is the technology through which the connection between the two devices will take place. Meanwhile, you should turn on the controller and then press and hold the sync button for a few seconds. When the light on the controller starts flashing, it should appear as a device available for pairing.

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If the controller is from another brand, you'll have to check its compatibility with Android, though there usually aren't many compatibility issues other than button mapping. However, the syncing method is usually exactly the same as with controllers for Microsoft and Sony consoles.

Both Sony and Xbox have their own apps for Android, which can be used, using different methods in each case, to play some titles available on both devices. This, combined with other cloud gaming or cloud computing services, makes mobile take on a much deeper dimension when it comes to gaming. It is feasibly possible to convert it into a portable console, thus closing the gap.