Sony’s DualSense controller appears to play somewhat nicely with Android devices


When Sony unveiled the PS5 and its new accompanying controller, the DualSense, they stated that the controller would only work with the PS5 console. This makes sense as it was designed for it, but it turns out that maybe Sony did not anticipate it being compatible with other devices as well.

According to a recent video uploaded to YouTube by tech YouTuber Austin Evans, he discovered that the PS5’s DualSense controller actually works wirelessly with Android. Now, it should be pointed out that the PS4 controller and the Microsoft Xbox One controller both work with Android over Bluetooth, so unless Sony were to switch over to some proprietary wireless connection, it stands to reason that the DualSense would work as well.

In this case, it looks like it does.

As if to further cement the irony of the setup, Evans decided to use the Sony DualSense controller with a non-Sony Android smartphone to stream Xbox games through Xbox Game Pass. That being said, we should point out that according to Evans, for the most part the controller works. The buttons work, the D-pad works, and the analog stick works, but it seems that things like haptic feedback does not work and it is unclear if the touchpad works as well.

In this regard, it shouldn’t be surprising as Sony probably did not design the controller with Android in mind, so perhaps not all features are accessible and might require Sony’s software for it to really take advantage of all the controller has to offer.

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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