PlayStation Blog Posts How-to Guide: DualShock 4 With Apple Devices

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iOS 13, iPadOS, and tvOS 13 all brought compatibility for PS4 and Xbox controllers to our Apple screens big and small recently, and the family will be complete in October as macOS Catalina will do the same for Macs.

All tied in together, and along with Apple Arcade, Apple’s gaming ecosystem is a unique one, offering cross-save and universal functionality no matter which is your preferred Apple platform for gaming. Or you might just like to mix and match and take advantage of all the options.

After receiving a good question from a long-time reader recently, ATVG posted this article on controller compatibility, answering how many controllers can be connected to an Apple TV at any one time, and also having a look at just which controllers are supported.

Overnight, Sony has come to the party, posting a story on its blog which outlines everything players need to know about gaming on Apple’s hardware connected with a DualShock 4.

The story also details the use of Sony’s Remote Play app, which ATVG has been using for quite some time, and its fantastic.

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Apple Arcade Games Controller-Compatible, Despite App Store Saying No

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On seeing the above information for Cat Quest II in the Apple Arcade section of the App Store, I felt two things – disappointment, and confusion.

Disappointment because I’d really been looking forward to this isometric action-RPG from The Gentlebros. on the big screen of Apple TV, with a controller in-hand for the full console experience. But as you can see, controller-compatibility is not listed.

Controller-compatibility, when listed, looks like this:

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The confusion came due to a lack of controller support simply not making sense for Cat Quest II. Given that all Apple Arcade games are playable on iPhones, iPads, Apple TVs, and Macs (when macOS Catalina arrives in October), I couldn’t see how a complex console-style action-RPG could possibly have controls shoehorned into the Siri Remote.

Okay I thought, I’ll download it to Apple TV and see for myself.

I’m glad I did.

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