8BitDo has announced that its SN30 Pro, SN30 Pro for Android, SN30 Pro+, Pro 2, Ultimate 2.4G and Lite SE game controllers are now supported on Apple TV and other Apple devices.
Apple added support for a 8BitDo controller with tvOS 16 and support is now expanding to include six 8BitDo controllers, according to an announcement made by company. The six controllers require your Apple device to be running at least iOS 16.3, iPadOS 16.3, tvOS 16.3 or macOS 13.2
With Apple TV, up to four Bluetooth controllers can be connected at the same time. Like Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo controllers, which are already compatible with Apple TV, 8BitDo controllers work with all gamed including Apple Arcade games that support a game controller.
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The six 8BitDo game controllers supported on Apple TV and other Apple devices
8BitDo said that the rumble and motion control features of its controllers are not supported for Apple devices at this time. Rumble is supported with Xbox and PlayStation controllers but only in a few games (for example The Pathless).
Buttons can be remapped from the Apple TV settings by going to Remotes & Devices -> Bluetooth. Select the specific controller here.
To make the 8BitDo SN30 Pro, SN30 Pro for Android, SN30 Pro+, Pro 2, Ultimate 2.4G and Lite SE game controllers compatible with Apple devices you must first download the latest controller firmware from here.