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Xbox Wireless Controller functionality across operating systems

There are some important differences between operating systems when it comes to connecting your Xbox Wireless Controller. The table below shows these differences for connecting a wireless controller to your Windows or Android device.

Feature

Windows 10

Windows 7/8.1

Android

Connect via USB cable

Supported

Supported

Not supported

Connect via Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows

Supported

Supported

Not supported

Connect via Bluetooth

Supported

Note Requires Windows 10 Anniversary Edition

For best performance, update your controller. See How to update your Xbox One Controller on Windows 10.

Not supported

Supported devices:

  • Galaxy S7
  • Galaxy S7 edge
  • Galaxy Note5
  • Galaxy S6
  • Galaxy S6 edge
  • Galaxy S6 edge+

Supported OS:

  • 5.1.1
  • 6.0.1

Supported games:

Minecraft: Gear VR Edition

See Using your Xbox Wireless Controller to play Minecraft: Gear VR Edition for additional info.

Xbox accessories

Supported via USB and Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows. Not supported via Bluetooth.

Not supported

Not supported

Audio through controller

Supported via USB and Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows. Not supported via Bluetooth.

Audio devices are not supported on wireless or wired controllers on Windows 7/8.1. To use audio devices through the controller, you must be on Windows 10 or an Xbox One console.

Not supported

Firmware updates

Supported via USB and Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows on a Windows 10 PC running Windows Anniversary Edition (using the Xbox Accessories app). Not supported via Bluetooth.

The controller can be updated through an Xbox One console.

Firmware updates are not supported via Android devices.

Remapping Xbox Elite Wireless Controller functions in the Xbox Accessories app

Supported

Elite controller mappings can be set in the Devices app on Windows 10 or on an Xbox One console.

Elite controller is not supported on Android devices.

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