PS5 Guide: How To Connect Your DualSense Controller With Other Devices

PlayStation 5 launched globally in November last year and in India in February this year. The console comes with a single DualSense controller (in the box), a major upgrade from the previous generation DualShock controller. The DualSense controller brings new features like adaptive triggers that allow gamers to feel tension and feedback from weapons in games. The DualSense controller also has Bluetooth functionality that allows you to connect to different devices, although you may not use all of the controller’s functions.

The DualSense controller with the PS5 can also be purchased separately and has the typical Play station button layout and analog sticks. It retains the DualShock controller touchpad and built-in Bluetooth support to be used with other devices. There is a USB Type-C port on the controller for easy wired connections. Here’s how you can connect your DualSense controller to different devices.

How to connect PS5 controller with Windows P.C.

  1. If you want to connect via Bluetooth, press and hold the P.S. button and create on your DualSense controller until the light around the trackpad starts blinking blue. This indicates that your controller is in pairing mode.
  2. Go to Settings by clicking the Windows logo on the taskbar or pressing the Windows key on your keyboard.
  3. Once in the Bluetooth and other devices section, click Add Bluetooth or other devices.
  4. Click on Bluetooth, and your computer will start searching for available devices.
  5. When your PS5 controller appears here, click on it to start the pairing process.
  6. Once the process is complete, your DualSense controller should be paired and connected to your Windows computer.

How to connect PS5 controller with macOS P.C.

  1. To connect your PS5 controller with macOS, head over to System preferences.
  2. Click on Bluetooth.
  3. If Bluetooth is off, turn it on.
  4. Hold down the P.S. button and create on your DualSense controller until the light around the trackpad starts blinking blue.
  5. Your driver should now appear in macOS in the list of available Bluetooth devices.
  6. Click on the Connect next to the controller name.
  7. Your DualSense controller should now be paired and connected with macOS.

How to connect PS5 controller with Android, iOS devices

  1. Hold down the P.S. button and create on your DualSense controller until the light around the trackpad starts flashing blue.
  2. On Android or iOS, go to Settings.
  3. Tap on Bluetooth.
  4. On Android, tap Pair new device. IOS users should see the controller at the bottom of the list in the Other Devices section.
  5. Tap the controller, and it should be paired.

How to connect PS5 controller with Apple T.V.

  1. Enter the Settings menu.
  2. Please select Remote Controls and Devices.
  3. Please select Bluetooth on Other devices.
  4. Hold down the P.S. button and create on your DualSense controller until the light around the trackpad starts flashing blue.
  5. You should see the DualSense controller listed under Other Devices. Select it.
  6. You should receive a ‘Controller Connected’ notification in the upper right.

How to connect PS5 controller with Fire T.V.

  1. Navigate to Settings.
  2. Please select Remote controls and Bluetooth devices.
  3. Please select Game controllers.
  4. Please select Add new game controller.
  5. Hold down the P.S. button and create on your DualSense controller until the light around the trackpad starts flashing blue. This indicates that your controller is in pairing mode.
  6. Your Fire T.V. device should show Wireless Controller. Select it.
  7. You should see a ‘Device Connected’ notification on your Fire T.V., and the flashing lights on the controller should stabilize.
  8. The DualSense controller is now paired and connected with Fire T.V.

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