Switch Pro Controller
The Nintendo Switch console has been very popular since its launch, much of this is due to its simple controls, dominated by the Joy-Con. However, not all users like this type of controller. Fortunately we have a very interesting more classic alternative.
We refer to the Pro Controller, a much more classic controller than the Joy-Con, which works precisely for a large number of video games. The controller has proven to be very comfortable, having all the basic controller controls such as the PlayStation or Xbox.
It is worth noting that many prefer the Pro Controller over other Nintendo options. Given this, it should be noted that you can also use the Pro Controller on other platforms, such as PCs.
How to use the Switch Pro Controller on Steam to play games on my PC
The new control of the Nintendo company handles known technologies, in fact, the Switch Pro Controller works with Bluetooth. This quality means that it can be used on most Windows 10 computers without major problems. Either way, you clearly must have Bluetooth on your computer.
In the event that you are not aware if your computer has this technology, you can read our guide to find out if your PC or laptop has a Bluetooth connection . Once you have verified that your device has a connection via Bluetooth, we can start with the tutorial.
Connect the Pro Controller to the PC via Bluetooth
The first thing to do is go to the Windows 10 system settings and look for the Bluetooth options. To do this, go to the “Devices” section and locate the “Bluetooth and other devices”. Activate your device’s Bluetooth to connect the Pro Controller to your computer.
The Switch Pro Controller has a sync button, you will find it at the top of the joystick. Press this button until the green lights on the device begin to flash. This signals that the control is now ready to connect to our computers.
After the above, the control between the Bluetooth devices should appear on the computer. Just select the Pro Controller from among the pairing devices to start the process. You will see that the “Connecting” signal is displayed , wait until it completes.
After what has been shown before, a window may appear in which you must click “OK”. After completing this step, the controller will be paired to the system and you can use it to play your favorite video games on Steam.
Use a cable to connect the Switch Pro Controller on Steam for PC.
The control of the Switch Pro Controller uses the modern USB-C interface, which in many cases is not available natively on most computers. However, this does not mean that the controller cannot connect. In fact, we will only need a small tool for this.
To connect the Pro Controller to your computer and play on Steam and other platforms, you will need an adapter. Specifically, a USB-C to USB-A adapter is needed , which is very similar to the typical OTG cable which works very well for Android mobiles . Well, in this case, the USB-C to USB-A cable will be used to connect the remote to the computer.
In this case it will only be enough to connect the adapter to the control and then to the computer. Everything should be successful, the Windows computer should detect the Switch controller and you can use it to play. You may need to wait a bit while Windows analyzes the device and searches for the appropriate drivers.
In the event that the above does not work, just disconnect and reconnect the controller to the computer. And if the above still does not work, it is very possible that your version of Windows is out of date. Given this, it is worth trying to update the Windows Update agent to the latest version , something that usually helps to automatically download drivers and other necessary programs.