How To Connect VR Controllers

Virtual Reality is the next step of gaming but one of the things that can halt that next step to gaming is having difficulty setting up your Vr controllers to connect to the specific device that you are using.

The article will focus on connecting your controllers to a PC, Mac and a smartphone.

So no matter what system you use there will be a relative step by step guide on how to connect your controllers to it to ensure that you can game with the maximum freedom and fun.

The article will also explain for those who don’t know exactly what a VR controller is and how it actually works so you can have the best understanding of what you are looking for when selecting a good VR controller.

There will also be a link to a couple of the best VR controllers on the market to give you even more of an idea of what you want to be looking for when selecting the right one for you.

The time for virtual reality is now so you don’t want to be late to the party as it truly will be the future of gaming and media streaming.

For those who don’t know, a virtual reality controller is what interacts with the virtual world around you, the headset for example is what shows you the world around you.


When trying to connect your virtual reality controller to a PC you may run into a little bit of an issue if you do not know exactly how to do it. It is very simple and user friendly.

  • You first need to go to your computer settings.
  • Find the bluetooth connection portal.
  • Then click add device.
  • Find the correct device and click connect.
  • Once the controller is connected the LED lights will light up.

As you can see it is very easy to connect your VR controller to your PC and is no different from connecting any other device that uses bluetooth configuration to connect.

Once the controllers are connected as well as the head set you will be able to move freely around your virtual reality world that is projected to you through the VR headset system that you are using.

This is not a long process and like mentioned above does not require you to do anything different than connecting any type of bluetooth device.


For those wondering it is possible for you to connect a VR controller to a Mac. Very similarly to a PC in fact and is also very easy, like doing this on a PC it is also very user friendly.

  • Hold down the bluetooth button on the controller
  • Then click on system preference which you will find on your menu bar at the bottom of the screen, you can also directly search for this using the finder bar.
  • Once you have located it click to make sure the bluetooth configuration of the Mac is on.
  • Once you have done this you simply need to click the connect button and you’ll be good to go.

You will however need to ensure that you have the right IOS software so that you can in fact run the software on your Mac.

Again, if you find that you don’t currently have the right software to use the VR controllers you simply need to update your software which is incredibly easy to do with a Mac because they regularly send you update requests to ensure that you have the most up to date software that is available on your Mac.

After you update you will be able to use the Vr controllers following the step by step guide above.


Again with the evolution of technology and smartphones in general they are now completely powerful enough to power many VR systems and directly use your phone screen as the monitor, this is great for someone who doesn’t want to spend lots of money on a new PC or Mac.

You will need to press and hold the bluetooth button on the controller.

Then you will need to go into the app that you are using in this case Gear VR app then tap and select the controller menu to connect it.

Then simply reconnect your mobile device to the Vr system and you are good to go.

Recommended Controllers

Here is a controller that is recommended for universal use and can be used on smartphones, Mac and PCs.

It is made by VR empire, like mentioned it is universal to any type of smartphone or computer system that you may have. It is also a very affordable VR controller in comparison to other VR systems that can be quite expensive as the technology is quite new.

In Summary

VR is the next step in gaming evolution and is lots of fun to take part in, some of the benefits of VR gaming is that it keeps you being very physically active as you are obviously moving around an entirely virtual world.

You may at first find it difficult setting up your system as it is new technology to you. Not to worry though it is a very simple system to connect a VR headset to a PC, Mac or Smartphone.

You simply need to follow the specific steps that are listed above, the only thing that will differ is the general layout of your monitor.

You may need to update the software on your computer or mac to make it compatible with the system that you are using. That again is a very easy process, especially with Macs who update regularly.

Below is also a recommended VR controller that is universal to all of the above which includes, PC, Smartphone and Macs. Most VR systems are incredibly user friendly and easy to set up so you shouldn’t run into any issues during your setup process.

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