DualShock 4 Now Wirelessly Compatible With PS3
Posted on Wednesday, July 2 @ 05:56:25 PST by Alex_Osborn
The latest firmware update for PlayStation 3 adds wireless support for DualShock 4, the ergonomic next-gen controller that comes packed in with every PlayStation 4 console.
While DualShock 4 has been compatible with PS3 for a little while now, this is the first time you'll be able to use the controller wirelessly, as a connection via USB was required up until this point.
Here's a step-by-step rundown on how to get it synced up with your console (via Reddit):
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- Under "Accessory Settings", select "Manage Bluetooth Devices"
- Select "Register New Device" then start scanning
- While the PS3 is scanning, press and hold the share button and PS button on the DS4 at the same time until it starts blinking
- The PS3 should then see the controller from there. The DS4 is going to show up as a "Wireless Controller"
- Once selected, the registration is complete
- Pressing the PS button on the DS4 now will turn the controller on, the LED will light up white while it's on
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