The best thing about the Xbox One controller is the fact that you can easily use it with your PC without having to download any third-party software at all. All you have to do is plug in the Xbox One controller to your PC and in most of the cases, it will work without you having to install any drivers at all. If you have been wanting to stream your Xbox One to your Windows 10 device then you definitely need a controller attached to your PC in order to enjoy the games. Here’s how you can use the Xbox One Controller on your PC.
- An Xbox One Controller
- A micro-USB cable
- A PC running Windows 7 or higher
Xbox One Controller on Windows 10
This is the simplest method for attaching and using your Xbox One controller on your Windows 10 computer. First of all, you need to connect your Xbox One controller to your PC via a microUSB cable. Once that’s done, Windows 10 will automatically detect the controller and install the drivers without you having to lift a finger at all. Once the installation is complete, you can start using the Xbox One controller on your Windows 10 device to enjoy your favorite games.
Xbox One Controller on Windows 7/8/8.1
Using your Xbox One Controller on an earlier version of Windows (7/8/8.1) requires you to download and install the drivers first. Head over to Microsoft Software Downloads and download the latest Xbox One Controller drivers for your version of Windows. After installing the drivers on your PC, plug the controller via a microUSB cable, and it should work flawlessly as Windows will detect the controller and use the appropriate drivers.
Why Use A Wireless Controller with A Cable?
This is actually Microsoft’s fault… The company has not released a wireless receiver for the new Xbox One controller, which means that you have to rely on a wired setup in order to use the controller on your PC.
However, Microsoft has announced that a wireless receiver for the Xbox One controller will be out this fall which will let you connect the controller to your PC wirelessly.
If you’re still having trouble connecting your Xbox One controller to the PC then let us know in the comments and we’ll help you out as much as possible.