How To: Use a PlayStation DualShock 3 Controller With Your Android Device [No Root]
It’s time to show you just how simple it is to use a PlayStation DualShock 3 controller to game on your Android device. All you’ll need is a PS3 DualShock 3 and a $2 OTG cable — no need for any rooting or hackery.
To make this work, you’ll need to make sure you have the following:
- An Android device that supports USB peripherals
- A PlayStation DualShock 3 Controller with USB charging cable
- An OTG (On The Go) Cable — about $2 on Amazon
Once you have everything necessary, it’s as easy as plugging the OTG cable into your Android device, then plugging the DualShock 3 into the OTG using the USB charging cable. From there, all you have to do is turn on the controller and you’re good to go.
For a grab-and-go gaming experience, try to find games that already have built-in gamepad support (most of the top FPS games do).
Now, if you were hoping to use your DualShock 3 controller wirelessly, you can. You’ll just have to root your device and download the Sixaxis app from the Play store.
And now for a quick video to show you how to do this: