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PlayStation 5 DualSense controller will support Android out-of-the-box

It looks like there won't be anything stopping you from using the DualSense with your phone.

Published onOctober 23, 2020

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  • Initial reports on the PlayStation 5 appear to confirm that the DualSense controller supports Android.
  • This means you’ll be able to connect the controller to your phone via Bluetooth for gaming.
  • This lines up with earlier rumors that the DualSense is very similar to the DualShock 4.

Twitter was inundated today with reports from reviewers who received their PlayStation 5 review units. One of those reviewers, Austin Evans, posted a video on YouTube talking about what he’s allowed to talk about so far.

In an unboxing video for the DualSense controller that will come with PS5 consoles, Evans confirms something we suspected: the DualSense will support Android out of the box.

Related: Sony PlayStation 5 buyer’s guide: Everything you need to know

In the video, Evans actually uses the controller to play a game through Microsoft’s xCloud service (oh, the irony). You can see the video mirrored below.

DualSense Android support is real!

If all you’re interested in is the Android support, fast forward to 6:50.

Although this is exciting news for Android gamers, it isn’t totally unexpected. Not too long ago, we heard that the innards of the DualSense controller strongly align with those in the DualShock 4, the PlayStation 4’s controller. As such, it makes perfect sense that the DualSense would also support Android.

Still, it is exciting to know that your shiny new PlayStation 5 controller can double as a shiny new Android controller whenever you wish!

The Sony PlayStation 5 will hit store shelves on November 12. However, good luck getting one as pre-orders have been selling out in minutes. The DualSense controller, though, should be relatively easy to get.

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