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Does anyone have experience pairing and using an official Sony PlayStation 3 or 4 controller with the 4th gen Apple TV?

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You can only use Made For iPhone (MFi) controllers with the Apple TV at the moment.

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It is my understanding that for the iPhone, a PS 4 controller can be used on a jail-broken phone using an app called Controllers for All. I'm not aware of any other methods.

Under the assumption that the Apple TV is mostly an iOS device, and if a jailbreak for the new Apple TV is possible, then I'd expect the developer of Controllers for All to try to release a version for the Apple TV.

That said, I haven't seen any word from the developer (Ori Kadosh, @cjori) that he plans for an Apple TV release.

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No, but you can buy a SteelSeries Nimbus Wireless Gaming Controller for around $50 for the Apple TV (4th generation).

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  • It's not made by Apple, merely sold through the Apple Store. [Though if it made it to the Apple Store it's probably a decent product.]
    – Tetsujin
    Commented Apr 30, 2016 at 22:06
  • I have one. It works and is generally a pretty good controller.
    – orkoden
    Commented Aug 16, 2016 at 13:08

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