You can use your Dualsense controller with your PC. Here’s how you do it.
Whether you are a Sony or an Xbox console player, you will appreciate the efficacy and the performance of the Dualsense controller. It provides a great grip for medium as well as larger hands. The controller’s haptic feedback is a feature that makes it extremely popular amongst console players. So it’s no surprise to know that players often want to connect their Dualsense controllers to the PC. Here’s how to do it.
While the debate between PC and console is a never-ending one, there’s consensus around the usefulness of Sony’s Dualsense controller. Described as a ‘gamepad for the future’, this controller is popular due to its comfort as well as feedback. It allows gamers to get a better sense of their in-game surroundings and overall a better experience.
How to connect PS5 Dualsense controller to PC?
While previous editions of the PlayStation controllers were not simple to pair with the computers, the latest controllers are extremely easy. Quite often, it’s as simple as a plug-and-play solution for you to enjoy your favorite game on the Dualsense controller.
Here are what you need to pair your Dualsense controller with your PC:
- USB Cable
- Bluetooth Adaptor for PC
There are two ways to connect your controller to the PC. You can either choose to connect it directly via cable. You can also choose a wireless experience via Bluetooth connection.
All you need is a USB C to USB A cable for your computer. If your computer has a USB C slot, then you can use a USB C to USB C cable for faster connection as well. All you need to do is plug the cable in the controller and the PC and play. It’s as simple as that.
You can also escape the wired shackles and enjoy a wireless connection on your Dualsense controller. To do so, you will need a Bluetooth adaptor on your PC. Once you have inserted the Bluetooth adaptor in the appropriate port on your system, you still need to pair the adaptor to your controller. Here’s how you do it.
- Go to Bluetooth and other devices on your computer
- Click on ‘Add Bluetooth or other device’
- Select the first option - ‘Bluetooth’
- Click on ‘Wireless controller’ to pair your controller with PC
And that’s it. You have now connected your controller to the PC via the Bluetooth adaptor. If you are using Steam, there’s better support for controllers on Steam. You can read more about it here.