Things to know when connecting a gamepad to a TV

  • 05 Feb 2022 17:53
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Things to know when connecting a gamepad to a TV

Many Smart TV models today can support connecting to a gamepad, so you can comfortably play games on the big screen of the TV. Let's refer to some notes when connecting a gamepad to the TV below!

  1. Connect to the TV through which port?
  2. Which TV can connect to the gamepad
  3. What kind of handle is compatible with the TV?
  4. Number of handles that can be connected
  5. The game supports playing with gamepads

Connect to the TV through which port?

For wired gamepads, just plug the USB end into the TV's USB port and you can use it. As for the wireless gamepad, you can connect via Bluetooth by plugging the controller's Bluetooth transmitter into the TV's USB port.

Which TV can connect to the gamepad?

Smart TVs Samsung 2016 from KU6400 series and above, LG Smart TVs running WebOS 2.0 and WebOS 3.0 or higher, Android TV Sony, etc. can all be connected to the controller to play games on the TV.

To be sure, you can call the company's customer service center to see if your TV supports game controllers.

What kind of handle is good for TV?

Connecting the controller to the TV via USB or Bluetooth is very easy, but to use the best functions, you should choose a controller that is compatible with the TV.

Therefore, if you have a handle available, you should bring it when you go to buy a TV to try to connect. If it's not available, it's best to call your TV company's customer care center for specific information on which model to buy.

For example, some gamepads have been tested for compatibility with LG TVs such as: LOGITECH F310, LOGITECH dual-action controller, MICROSOFT Xbox 360 Controller (cable), SONY Playstation Controller( R)3,…

Samsung TVs are compatible with many types of gamepads, it is not required to use any brand of gamepad. And Sony TVs are compatible with SONY PlayStation 4, LOGITECH S310, etc.

Number of controllers that can be connected

Depending on the manufacturer and compatibility status, the TV can connect to a different number of gamepads.

In particular, Sony Android TV has the ability to connect with up to 4 gamepads (under the condition of using a controller that is compatible with the TV). As for LG, Samsung, etc., there are about 1 to 2 handles.

The game supports playing with gamepads

Để biết được game nào có thể chơi được với tay cầm, bạn hãy tải về và cài đặt cho máy và thử kết nối với tay cầm chơi game xem có chơi game được không.

Thông thường thì các game nhập vai thì có thể chơi được với tay cầm, như một số game trên tivi Samsung: Asphalt 8, Dungeon Hunter 4, Real Football, Modern Combat 5,…

Above is some information to know when connecting a game console to the TV. If you have any questions or share anything, please comment in the section below to get the fastest response!


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Anthony Bourdain was the author of the novels Bone in the Throat and Gone Bamboo, in addition to the mega-bestsellers Kitchen Confidential and A Cook’s Tour.
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