September 10, 2018 0

Use your smartphone as a game controller for PC

Use your smartphone as a game controller for PC

Don’t drain your wallet trying to buy a new game controller for your pc games.

You can play almost all the computer games by controlling them with your Android smartphone.

You’re pretty much wondering how you can do this. You don’t need to upgrade your phone or even need an internet connection during the time you’re playing.

Just grab your Android smartphone and your computer with at least one game installed so we can get started.

Step 1

Have both your phone and computer connected to the internet. Don’t get curious, we only need the internet to download the phone and computer software and we’re done.

Step 2

Visit the google play store from your phone and search for controller PC

mobile app to use phone as game controller

Step 3

Download the application and open the application

This is where the connection to the computer starts.

Click on the connect icon in the top left corner.

controller pc app to use phone as game controller

Step 4

The phone will start searching for available computers but at this point, it won’t find your computer.

This is because there is no medium of communication between the computer and the phone.

Therefore we have to download the controller for the computer as well which will establish the connection.

Click on Haven’t installed PC Receiver…

controller pc app to use phone as game controller

Step 5

Enter the web link provided in one of the browsers on your computer.

controller pc app to use phone as game controller

The link leads to a web page from which you shall download the pc version of the controller.

controller pc software to use phone as game controller

Download the setup and install it.

Step 6

After the installation, the controller will start automatically. You, however, might not see it running on the screen.

You’ll have to open the system tray to see the controller icon. Right click on the icon and select Run on startup. (When Run on startup is checked, you won’t need to look for the file in the download folder everytime you want to play with your phone).

controller pc software to use phone as game controller

Step 7

The final step in setting up a wireless network between the phone and the computer.

You can do this in various ways;

The best way is to create a hotspot from the phone(directly from the mobile application as showing below) and then connect to the phone’s wireless network using the pc. This is what is I always do.

controller pc app to use phone as game controller

Alternatively, you can create a hotspot on pc and then connect to it using your phone’s Wi-Fi.

Step 8

You can now enjoy your games by selecting the game you want to play, this will display a controller for that particular game. for example;

controller pc app to use phone as game controller

This will display a specific controller for the game.

If the game you intend to play is not listed, don’t panic, you can play with any other controller for another game.

Alternatively, you can create a custom game controller by selecting the option at the end of the game list.

And you’re good to go.

 

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