8BitDo controllers have “official compatibility” with Apple devices

If you have a Mac, an iPhone, an iPad and even a television with Apple TV and you also use them to play, keep an eye on the data, because 8BitDo It has just announced that the compatibility of its latest remote control models has reached all these Apple devices. And this is only the beginning.

More context, although if you have entered to read this news only because of the headline, you already know what it is about: the Chinese company 8BitDo, specialized in the creation of retro-type game controllers, although lately they have given everything, it continues to expand its horizons and making simple peripherals for PC or clones of the classic Nintendo Switch controller, now officially reaches Apple devices.

It does so, according to the official announcement, with six of its most popular models:

These controls now offer “official and wireless compatibility with iOS, iPadOS, macOS and tvOS”. Requirements include using iOS 16.3, iPadOS 16.3, and macOS 13.2 or higheras well as the installation of the latest version of the firmware for these models through the 8BitDo client, which you can download at this link (also for Windows).

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It is worth mentioning in this regard that it is not that 8BitDo controllers could not be used before on Apple devices such as iOS, iPad or macOS, since they are Bluetooth peripherals and, as such, they work on any system that supports them. But they didn’t always work as they should and not always with all the features that being officially supported favors.

Thus, Apple users who have their eye on the 8BitDo controls no longer have excuses for considering it and, as noted at the beginning of the article, this is only the beginning, since the forecast is that the support will be completed with the rest. of articles from a company that not only revolves around nostalgia: with a more than interesting value for money8BitDo has become one of the most attractive brands in its segment.

Two examples of this are the latest 8BitDo Ultimate Controller, for which the official compatibility with Apple of the ‘premium’ model has yet to be deployed; or, in a different way, the 8BitDo Wireless USB Adapter, the dongle most popular for Nintendo Switch with which they have brought controls like those of Google Stadia closer to the Nintendo console.

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