How to pair and customize a PS5, Xbox Series X controller in iOS 14.5

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Pair PS5, Xbox controllers with iPhone and iPad
A better way to play your games on iPhone and iPad.
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PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S/X controllers can finally be used to play games on iPhone and iPad in Apple’s newest iOS and iPadOS 14.5 betas, seeded to developers on Monday.

We’ll show you how to set them up so that you’re ready to go as soon as iOS 14.5 rolls out to everyone.

Enter to win this ultimate gaming gear giveaway worth over $5,000

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In the Ultimate Gaming Giveaway, you could win a PlayStation 5, an Xbox X Series and much more.
In the Ultimate Gaming Giveaway, you could win a PlayStation 5, an Xbox X Series and much more.
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If you’re an avid gamer (or are just trying to find the perfect gift for one), it can feel nearly impossible to sort through all the products and accessories that were released over the last few years. Not to mention, depending on what you choose, you could put a serious dent in your wallet. Thankfully, there’s the Ultimate Gaming Giveaway, a collection of the top-pick gaming devices, subscriptions and gear of the year — all potentially yours for anywhere between $10 and $50.

Apple works to bring Xbox Series X controller support to iOS and Mac

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Xbox Series X controller
An update is on the way.
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Apple is working with Microsoft to make new Xbox Series X controllers compatible with iPhone, iPad, Mac and more.

Support for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and other controllers is already baked into the latest versions of iOS. It’s not yet clear if Apple will add support for the PlayStation 5’s new DualSense controller, too.

Apple TV app now available on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5

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Apple TV app lands on PlayStation
Download it today from the PlayStation Store.
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Apple TV is now available on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. The new app gives users the ability to watch Apple TV+, third-party channels like Showtime and Starz, and content purchased from iTunes.

Its launch coincides with the PlayStation 5’s big debut in many key markets, including the United States.

Sony confirms Apple TV app is coming to PlayStation 4 and 5 in Nov

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PS5 media remote
A look at the PS5 media remote.
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The Apple TV app is coming to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, Sony revealed Thursday.

According to Sony, the Apple TV app will join Disney+, Netflix, Spotify, Twitch and YouTube as streaming services that will be available when the PS5 ships on November 12. (Amazon Prime Video, MyCanal, Hulu, Peacock, and others are also coming soon.)