I have two Playstation 4 Dualshock controllers and am thinking of getting two more. They have both bluetooth and usb connections, but prefer bluetooth to avoid cable salad — and of course to be able to conveniently play games on the big screen from the couch. Am thus far unable to use both wirelessly at the same time.
How to connect and use both controllers using bluetooth at the same time?
- Tested on macOS High Sierra (10.13) and macOS Sierra (10.12) on two separate 2015 model Macbooks.
- Can pair with both controllers individually, if turning bluetooth off/on between.
- Cannot connect with both at the same time.
As soon as one controller is connected, the other is basically ignored. As soon as the first controller is disconnected, the second one can be connected, and vice versa.
Would prefer not to use third-party (especially closed source) software.
Note: using Apple's Bluetooth Explorer (part of Hardware IO Tools for Xcode, Apple Developer login required) I can reset the bluetooth stack, clear device caches, restart
blued etcetera. This has not helped in this case, but am also not familiar enough with this advanced tool to know all the tricks.