Nacon unveils new smartphone controllers designed for xCloud streaming

In brief: If you’re planning on using Microsoft’s recently launched xCloud service for streaming games to your phone, a handset controller will make life a lot easier. There are plenty to choose from, including an upcoming pair from Nacon that feature both wireless connectivity and official Xbox branding.

Nacon’s new MG-X Series has been specially designed for Android mobile devices and the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, which combines the Game Pass, Xbox Gold online gaming, and the xCloud streaming service.

The MG-X Series controllers include adjustable stands that can secure any Android phone up to 6.7 inches, so you’ll be able to squeeze the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra in there—just. And instead of connecting via USB like many similar controllers, these use Bluetooth 4.2. While the company states they’re for Android phones, the wireless functionality means they could work on Apple devices in the future should Microsoft’s web version become

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How To Use Your Gaming Controllers With Your Computer

You may think that your Xbox One or PS4 controller will always stay faithful to the console it’s paired with, but that’s not always the case. Thanks to the wonders of Bluetooth and other wireless technologies, you can actually use these input devices with Windows and macOS as well—and the setup isn’t too difficult either.

If you’re looking for an upgrade for your laptop or desktop gaming experience, or just a change, here’s how to connect Xbox, PlayStation, or Nintendo controllers up to a PC or Mac. Though in the interests of keeping the length of this article manageable, we’re going to focus on the latest Xbox One, PS4, and Switch consoles.

Connecting to Windows

Let’s start off with the easy one by connecting an Xbox One controller (made by Microsoft) to the Windows operating system (developed by Microsoft). Are you ready? You need to… plug your controller into your

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