One of the great things about the Xbox controller is how versatile it is. Not only can you use it with the console (obviously), but thanks to its Bluetooth connectivity, you can also use it with other devices like smartphones, tablets, or your PC. However, switching between devices can be a bit troublesome.
The good news is that according to a tweet by James Shields, senior product planner at Xbox, it looks like Microsoft is working on a firmware update where users can double tap a button on the controller to switch between multiple devices. So instead of having to pair and unpair or go through settings, once your controllers are linked up to your devices, you can just double tap to move between them.
Demo of the new “double tap to switch devices” feature in action.
Making it easy to switch between the devices you play Xbox on: console, PC, mobile, etc. pic.twitter.com/4F6zT1Wwao
— James Shields (@shieldsjames) September 17, 2021
It should be noted that this is a feature that was previously only available on the Xbox Series X/S controllers, but this firmware update will bring it to older Xbox controllers like the Xbox One controllers with Bluetooth, Elite Series 2, and the Adaptive Controller (sorry Xbox 360 gamers).
The update was pushed out to Alpha Skip-Ahead and Alpha users last week, so hopefully it won’t be too long before the update finds its way to everyone else.