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Microsoft’s revised Xbox controller now works with the Steam Link.

Valve has updated its Steam Link in-home game-streaming device, and it has added compatibility with the Xbox One S controller. You can now use this excellent revision, which feels nicer, with a USB cable or over Bluetooth. You’ll have to update the Xbox One S controller by connecting it to your Xbox One or PC, but then it should work as wireless controller directly through your Steam Link. This fixes one of the main problems with the gamepad, and it adds even more options for controlling your PC games on your TV for the Steam Link.

I tested it out, and I was able to get the controller working without any hassle. Here’s how to connect it:

  1. Boot up your Steam Link.
  2. Let it update.
  3. Head into Bluetooth in the settings.
  4. Hit the small connection button on top of your Xbox One S controller until it blinks.
  5. Find “Xbox Wireless Controller” from the list of devices.
  6. Select it (you’ll need a controller or mouse that is already connected).
  7. Wait for the controller’s light to stop blinking.

You’re good to go. If your connection gets stuck at “paired,” then you should make sure the gamepad is fully updated itself. You can also try deleting the controller from the list and then trying to connect it again.

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