8BitDo has released a new firmware update for some of its wireless controllers. This update makes the controllers work with the latest software versions of iPhones, iPads, Apple TV hardware, and Mac computers. If you already have one or more of these controllers or are planning to get one soon, it’s easy to update them. You can download the company’s firmware updater for Mac or Windows. This program can find your controller and give it the right firmware.
8BitDo says that the following controllers can now be updated to work with Apple hardware and that more will be added soon:
- 8BitDo Ultimate Controller 2.4g
- 8BitDo Pro 2
- 8BitDo SN30 Pro Plus
- 8BitDo SN30 Pro
- 8BitDo SN30 Pro for Android
- 8Bitdo Lite SE
These controllers used to work on Android and Windows, and a few of them also work with the Nintendo Switch. Now that they work with iPhones, iPad, and more, these 8BitDo controllers can do just as much, if not more, than the Xbox Wireless controller or the DualSense, but at a fraction of the price.
Using 8BitDo’s companion software on Windows, iOS, or Android, you can work with multiple devices without any problems. You can also remap controller inputs, switch between saved profiles, and install firmware updates.