One of the things I like the least about mobile games is the controls . The games have been gaining in quality, textures, resolution ... but the controls are still the same: touch and slide on a screen that, even being large, is not able to overcome the classic controls of Playstation or XBox . Many developers are aware of this, so they offer support for external controllers in their games, and today you will learn how to get the most out of your Playstation 4 controller.
In this article we are going to show you how to connect your PS4 wireless controller to your Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 & S Pen. Unlike what happened with the controller of the PS3, for this occasion you do not need to be a root user . Everything is done from the settings of the terminal itself and in less than a minute. You have two options: via Bluetooth or via USB-OTG . Both options are equally good, although to me, personally, I like more by cable. But let's not wrap ourselves up, let's go to the mess.
How to connect a Playstation 4 controller to your Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 & S Pen
Using the Bluetooth connection
Let's start with the most complicated option, and I say "complicated" because it is the longest of the two . You just need to have the PS4 controller on hand and off and follow the instructions below:
- Turn on the remote by pressing the "PS" and "Share" buttons at the same time and hold them until the light flashes white quickly.
- On your Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 & S Pen, go to Settings> Bluetooth and look for a new device . "Wireless Controller" should appear.
- Click on it and connect it.
Now you just have to go to the settings of your games and configure an external controller if you allow it . I, for that matter, have tried with a Game Boy emulator and it has worked for me without any problem. Yes, I do not know if because of the emulator or by Bluetooth itself, but I gave a few small tugs and the app did not react as fast as you would expect. That's why I prefer the second option.
Using a USB-OTG
Through a USB-OTG connector you can connect any type of peripheral to your Android phone , from a mouse to a keyboard, through an external hard drive, a pendrive or, yes, a PS4 controller. For this you need a USB-OTG cable (below you have a two-cable package for 8.99 euros on Amazon and another one in case your phone is USB type C). This procedure is much simpler, since it is just connecting and ready.
If you want to finish converting your smartphone into a portable console, all you need is this adapter. It is a kind of clip that allows you to place the screen of the mobile on top of the remote. It's like you use a Nintendo DS . A marvel that, incidentally, includes connector cable.
What are the advantages of USB-OTG? That the connection, being by cable, is much faster and more stable than with Bluetooth, or at least that has been my sensation in the four smartphones that I have tested. Be that as it may, with either of the two options you can play quietly and take your gamer experience to the next level . If you do not have a PS4, the same thing interests you to go through this post in which we show you the best commands to play on your Android .