Android 10 adds support for the Nintendo Switch’s Pro Controller


For a while now, Google has supported various console controllers with Android devices, like the Xbox controller and the PS4’s DualShock controller. Missing from that list is the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller, but the good news is that if you’re running an Android 10 device, it looks like support for the controller has finally been added.

This was initially discovered by XDA Developers who found that Android 10 now officially supports the Pro Controller. It should be noted that the Pro Controller actually worked with Android devices prior to the Android 10 update, but it was kind of limited in nature where gamers couldn’t really map the buttons out properly.

Gamers would also run into issues where games might not necessarily recognize the controller and the button presses, or it could result in wrong actions. With Android 10, it seems that users will finally be able to have more control over the Pro Controller. So, if you have the Nintendo Switch’s Pro Controller and want to use it with your Android device, as long as you have Android 10 installed you should be good to go.

To pair your Pro Controller to your Android device, just press the pair button located on the back of the controller (located next to the USB-C port), go to your device’s Bluetooth settings and you should see the controller available for selection from the list.

Source: XDA Developers

Tyler Lee
A graphic novelist wannabe. Amateur chef. Mechanical keyboard enthusiast. Writer of tech with over a decade of experience. Juggles between using a Mac and Windows PC, switches between iOS and Android, believes in the best of both worlds.

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