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Apple iOS, iPadOS, tvOS 14.5 update brings Sony PS5 DualSense, Xbox Series X Controller support

In addition, the highlight of this update is Face ID improvements while using a face mask and support for AirTag. Let’s check the gaming features that Apple has released with the iOS, tvOS, and iPadOS version 14.5 here.

Apple recently rolled out the latest stable version of its iOS, iPadOS, and tvOS software across the board. This much-anticipated update brings the version number of iOS, iPadOS, and tvOS to 14.5. In addition, the highlight of this update is Face ID improvements while using a face mask and support for AirTag. However, instead of talking about the usual feature additions and improvements, let’s focus on the new gaming features in version 14.5. The company shared information regarding the new gaming-related features in the details change-log for the 14.5 updates on iOS, iPadOS, and tvOS-powered devices. Let’s check the gaming features that Apple has released with the iOS, tvOS, and iPadOS version 14.5 here.

Apple iOS, iPadOS, and tvOS 14.5 update brings new gaming feature

Combing through the changelog of iOS, iPadOS, and tvOS 14.5 update, we note that Apple has just rolled out new controller support. After this update, users running these devices can use the Sony PS5 DualSense controller to game. Besides the PS5 DualSense controller native support, we also get Xbox Series X controller support. This means that gamers can use these newer controllers to play their games on iPhone, Apple TV, and iPad. Though users should ensure that the game of their choice supports external controller input.

Talking about Apple TV, the company is removing the ability to use the included TV remote as a game controller. Past versions allowed users to use the remote control as a game controller so that they don’t need to purchase additional hardware. However, the new versions of the software and hardware will ask Apple TV users to connect a compatible wireless controller. Though one can even use an older Apple TV remote to continue to use the remote control as a game controller.

This new software update with support for Sony and Microsoft game controllers comes weeks after the major Apple Arcade upgrade. As previously noted, Apple added a considerable number of new titles to its subscription service including new sections. Some of the highlights of the Arcade announcement include Fantasian, NBA 2K21 Arcade EditionStar Trek: Legends, and The Oregon Trail. The new controller support is likely to make Apple Arcade titles more friendly for traditional console users.