Steam Controller

Steam Controller

chaza Nov 7, 2015 @ 12:42pm
controller dongle for other devices?
anyone know if its possible to use the dongle for other bluetooth devices? say a ps4 controller? it'd be nice to unify everything to one dongle
Last edited by chaza; Nov 7, 2015 @ 12:43pm
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this is not possible
Which I don't understand...if the Steam Controller is just using Bluetooth they should open up the receiver and allow it to be used as a standard Bluetooth receiver, would make my life a lot easier.
Equim Nov 7, 2015 @ 8:36pm 
Originally posted by USSR Vladmir Putin:
Which I don't understand...if the Steam Controller is just using Bluetooth they should open up the receiver and allow it to be used as a standard Bluetooth receiver, would make my life a lot easier.
Because it's not using bluetooth. It's a radio thingy. Fancy stuff, don't ya' know!
cammelspit Nov 7, 2015 @ 8:55pm 
I did read somewhere it has a more typical bluetooth radio inside. I have not confirmed this cuz I use mine so I wont open it up. The real thing is it is more than likely non-standard because they need it to be as low latency as it can be. Bluetooth is NOT a low latency solution by any means. Sony had to do some fancy ♥♥♥♥ to make the PS3/4 use bluetooth and not suck on the latency.
DiamondPugs Nov 7, 2015 @ 9:02pm 
You can connect the Steam Controller to a standard bluetooth receiver, but the dongle is not a standard bluetooth receiver. Probably VALVe did this for less latency, but I haven't seen any information confirming this.
Last edited by DiamondPugs; Nov 7, 2015 @ 9:03pm
cammelspit Nov 7, 2015 @ 9:22pm 
You can? I havent even tried... U know how to set it to be discoverable?
DiamondPugs Nov 7, 2015 @ 9:33pm 
Originally posted by cammelspit:
You can? I havent even tried... U know how to set it to be discoverable?
I haven't done it myself, but I read this thread in reddit, and I assumed they were connecting the controller using the in-built bluetooth of the Steam Link. I could be wrong.
cammelspit Nov 7, 2015 @ 9:35pm 
Oh, my understanding is the link and many steam machines have the dongle built in and so its not pr paired with that specific controller like the pack in dongle. Now I am sad in pants...
DiamondPugs Nov 7, 2015 @ 9:38pm 
Originally posted by cammelspit:
Oh, my understanding is the link and many steam machines have the dongle built in and so its not pr paired with that specific controller like the pack in dongle. Now I am sad in pants...
The Alienware Steam Machine I know for a fact that doesn't come with a dongle built in. It actually has a compartment below for plugging the dongle in an invisible way.
Last edited by DiamondPugs; Nov 7, 2015 @ 9:39pm
cammelspit Nov 7, 2015 @ 9:41pm 
Ya I saw that one but my understanding is many will and for sure the link does. The idea is you can pair your C with ur PC and the link and not have to re pair them every 2 seconds if you happen to switch back and forth a lot.
Wow! Great moves Nov 7, 2015 @ 9:46pm 
even if it was using the same tech as another controller like Bluetooth, it's not programmed for it
cammelspit Nov 7, 2015 @ 9:50pm 
Exactly as I said. The radio is a normal radio but the protocall, even if it is still at its heart bluetooth, is not a standard one for that reduced latency. So I think this one is a dead end.
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Date Posted: Nov 7, 2015 @ 12:42pm
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