Sometimes gaming with a mouse and keyboard just doesn’t cut it; you need the convenience of a controller to enjoy certain games. Luckily, you can use a variety of controllers on your Mac, including your Xbox One Controller.
While the PlayStation 4’s DualShock 4 will play nicely with your Mac over Bluetooth, the Xbox One controller will take a bit more effort. It’s nothing too tricky, though, and you can pull it off with a bit of patience.
How to Connect Your Xbox One Controller to Your Mac
You’ll want to grab a micro-USB cable to hook your Xbox One or Xbox 360 controller up since Bluetooth is out. Luckily, there’s still a way you can get things working. It will require a bit more craftiness on your part, but it’s nothing you shouldn’t be able to handle.
First, go to GitHub and download the newest version of 360Controller. It should look like the screen below.
Next, you’ll want to open the DMG file and double-click the “Install360Controller.pkg” file to get things underway.
After doing so, you’ll reach the “Standard Install” screen. Click “Install.” A dialog box will pop up warning you that you must restart your computer before the install is complete. Make sure you’ve saved any files you don’t want to lose progress on because your computer will restart right after the installation has completed.