HOW TO – Connect Nintendo Switch Pro Controller to Windows 10 PC


Okay, so welcome to the computer Lab vids YouTube channel This video is going to show you how to connect your Nintendo switch pro controller to your windows 10 computer compatibility can be a bit here miss so please do bear that in mind when connecting, first thing to do is goto the notification centre at the bottom right hand corner and check your bluetooth is Switched on in there you can see mine is switched on and is not connected currently so down into the bottom Left-hand Corner into the windows menu [start] menu into settings with a little cog and best way to find it is to Up the top middle box type in [Bluetooth], and you’ll see the other one that says Bluetooth Device settings, [you] just click on there Okay, so next thing to check make sure that your computer is discoverable which you can see bluetooth is switched on discover, and mine is called i5 desktop So then we need to add a bluetooth or other device now once you click this, this secondary box will appear [we] do not click on I think just yet you do now need to get your nintendo switch pro controller and currently, I was in no lights are flashing and it’s not synced to my switch or the Computer so on the top of the controller there is a tiny little button can be a bit tricky to push So you are you aiming to do? It should just be a quick push, and the full lights along the bottom should start Flashing across you see i am just struggling to find it You should feel it click when it goes in then once it’s clicked You see there that the lights pulsing that’s now in discoverable mode So that should allow your windows 10 computer to connect on to the windows 10 machine click the top one which is the Bluetooth section to add a controller And you’ll see there the pro controller has found it straight away click that again, and it will start to connect And then you see bottom right hand corner device Pro controller is [basically] putting some extra drivers on and so it will hopefully work with windows 10 and some of my windows 10 games And once it is done it will complete successfully Once it has connected in your bluetooth menu you will then See that you have an extra item which hopefully is your Nintendo pro controller You can see there is connected All the strange things that does happen you can see it still pulses the light across and I’ve tried it with Several different games and It seems to pulse like that where it obviously, we’re synched you expect it to Go off as soon as it got synced to [the] machine or if it was connected to your switch for example But all the same, It is connected and ready to go obviously and just try it with one of your games you push the button again It will try to it will the switch the lights off and but really it is still connected anyway And I hope this video has helped if it has please do subscribe and give a thumbs up or leave any comments below

90 comments

  • Dario Schottlender

    mine asks for a pin number, didi it happen to you?

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  • Sazurio

    when i connect the pro controller it want a pw but why and what a pw?

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  • Hoovert

    Thanks dude! really helped!

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  • Moonshine

    how can I connect it via wired connection?

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  • Aris Zabidi

    very useful, was considering getting a game pad but why do that when you have a switchpro lying around eh?

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  • elpostmaster

    It works on steam?

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  • Jon Veliky

    Its like Nintendo knew everyone would use this on their PC to play emulators. And this controller definitely does NOT disappoint. Best controller ever. Probably on par with the N64 & Gamecube controllers.

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  • Lunk

    hi, i followed your steps but after a few seconds of being connected the controller disconnects from my pc is there anyway to help fix this? great video by the way

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  • Hasmoh

    Didn't work for me, thanks anyway

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  • Teyr5

    Doesn't this need any drivers or?

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  • TheAsianCanadian

    Is it really that simple or do you need to install programs to make it work? my Cousin has a Wii U Pro Controller and he said he downloaded a program that allowed him to connect his controller to his PC.

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  • TheAsianCanadian

    Is it really that simple or do you need to install programs to make it work? my Cousin has a Wii U Pro Controller and he said he downloaded a program that allowed him to connect his controller to his PC. I want to know if that's the case for the Switch pro Controller?

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  • Javi Servín

    Its asking me for a pin and im on windows 10 what is wrong??

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  • HustleBerry

    Can I use it wired?

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  • World Warrior FGC

    My right analog goes all crazy. When playing any game the camera moves around everywhere. Any workaround?

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  • JNinj

    Cool! 🙂 Thanks!

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  • Treble Hook

    On the bluetooth window there isn't a bluetooth on and off switch. Also, when the try to add a connection it gives me and an error. Does this mean I don't have a bluetooth chip in my pc?

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  • Tarra Gonsalves

    Thank you this is so helpful now I can be good at fortnite!

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  • Cludora

    thank you so much!

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  • Lauren Manor

    I can’t seem to use the pro controller to play fortnite…but the pro controller is completely connected to my computer

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  • Kodiak

    I followed all the steps but when i turned my pro controller to the blinking lights discovery thing it wouldn't connect to my computer if you do wish to respond i would very much appreciate it thank you

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  • Orfeas P

    Hey, I followed the exact same steps as you did but my pc says that it didn't get any response from the controller, while the green lights were flashing, making it unable to connect. Any idea on how to fix this?

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  • Philip Roberts

    I have a wired nintendo switch controller, anyone know how to connect it?

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  • Seba 90161

    it doesn't appear the pro controller in bluetooth

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  • Theoof Extras

    MAN THIS WORKS ON CUPHEAD! YOU ARE A LEGEND

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  • Farkonso

    the mapping of my analogue sticks is offset on both of the controllers i own and they're both new

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  • Legendary Stooge

    if I connect my pro controller to my windows 10 pc will it still be able to work on my nintendo switch after I have used it on my pc?

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  • Pixl

    works on some steam games BUT NOT FORTNITE HELPPLS

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  • xbeachy

    i don't have a bluetooth option in the notification center help plz

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  • Arcen

    only my shoulder buttons work

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  • Di rk

    What pin????

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  • brashman_bloo

    Good video. No crap, just straight to business.

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  • Bruno M.

    it keeps allllll the time connecting to my Computer, I tried everything, need some help, pls.
    Thank you

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  • Ringo

    When i click the notification button on the bottom right of my screen, there is no option to turn bluetooth on. Please respond asap

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  • The Splat2ooner

    dam i was gonna play gd with this is dosent work :/

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  • ToeNailVEVO

    Wow thanks for this video I am gonna try this out

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  • Johnny Boy

    I did this all but I have some issues
    When I try to play VR chat (don't judge me I wanted to see the Game Grumps office)

    If I hold up on the left analog stick my character very slowly looks left, if I hold down my character looks right, if I hold left my character moves forward, and if I hold right my character moves backwards.

    I can press the left trigger to open the menu but the menu is too low and there's no way for me to look down

    And I can press X to jump.

    That's all I'm able to do

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  • gumblemutt

    My computer won't detect my controller, even though the controller is in discoverable mode.

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  • Ique

    Thanks a bunch dude I don't even have one of these controllers but my dumb ass friend couldn't figure out how to get it going and we're trying to play LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean on steam right now and he has 2 switch pro controls and we want to use those not the shitty cum covered keyboard. I mean let's be real I don't want that shit all over my hands but I'll probably end up giving a hand job at sometime tonight anyway. I showed him this video and we had it connected before the video even ended your instructions were so good and now I can get a boner to the LEGO version of Elizabeth Swan and hopefully not have a wet dream because I forgot to bring a spare pair of pants anyway hitler did 7/11 go fuck myself and POST

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  • ZombiemanEX

    i tried playing cuphead with it but it wont work 🙁

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  • Michael Dooley

    pro controller outputs dinput. and most windows games require xinput. there are workarounds.

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  • Toon

    It’s connected but won’t work on fortnite :/

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  • Shayne Robyn

    (or instead of opening the start bar and finding the bluetooth settings option from the settings cog you could open the actions center then right click bluetooth and click "open settings")

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  • CrepaKappa

    I finally found a guide to doing this that isn’t confusing.

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  • Zeppox Van Greatenstein

    Does this work with Ori?

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  • dk

    I have a bluetooth usb stick and so it doesnt show up in the windows settings. what can I do?

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  • PixelPoke

    Hey can i get a usb bluetooth adapter and this will still work?

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  • Chris Bailey

    Steam just added support for the controller today.

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  • Jamie Camilleri

    What Bluetooth Stack are you using?

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  • Loke

    knuckles wase here

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  • MindlessReader

    When pressing the small button, the controller doesnt react.

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  • Joseph Nathaniel

    Hey everybody, if the Pro Controller isn't showing up and you and a bluetooth dongle that you plug into your computer, you might want to take it out and put it back in, that's what worked for me. Good luck!

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  • Faysal Bentaha

    Would that work on fortnite PC ?

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  • What If Fights - Black-Shadow LP

    I hope its Working on the Project 64 Emulator

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  • PookieBear

    thanks

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  • Da Fiss

    The windows 10 computer i am using doesn't have an option to turn on bluetooth. Help please.

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  • Pound Cake

    At first I was thinking, YES! This is awesome. Then I remembered that I don't have bluetooth on my computer. Oh well.

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  • Axe The Gamer

    How to disconnect it

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  • Frankio567

    i cant find the option where i can make my pc discoverable

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  • Bmack master

    thankyouz1

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  • Wolfgirl the Arcanine

    When I go to connect the pro controller it says 'Driver error'. How do I fix it? I had it working the other day but since I turned my pc off it wouldn't work.

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  • Kevin Simpson

    Anyone know if this works on minecraft?

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  • Lank the Dank

    Bluetooth can’t detect my controller.

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  • lee

    thanks. now i am going out and buy a controller for my grandson that's 10 years old. what do you recommend is good for a 10 year.

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  • Krooga

    When I connected my controller for the first time, it worked fine, but the second time I tried, it wouldn't work. It said that it was paired but it wouldn't connect at all. Can you help with this?

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  • Musi A

    Can someone please sumarize this for me thx

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  • Shoer Lacer 64

    its fully connected and steam support is on but its not doing anything

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  • random excellence

    quite quiet

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  • Orpoz

    😀

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  • Hans Beurskens

    Fukyou its doesent work

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  • M3llo

    my pro controller doesn't have a sync button

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  • MythicalSaiyan

    THANK YOU so much

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  • Sinomra Domaub

    Hi,
    Are you using a laptop w/ built in Bluetooth Support? Or are you using a USB Bluetooth dongle? How was the input lag? I was able to make my pro controller work with my PC with bluetooth using a USB Bluetooth dongle but because of the input lag and random freezes, I'm still using it as wired. Is the input lag normal when used wirelessly? If not, can you recommend of a good USB Bluetooth dongle? Thanks!

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  • ENDANGERED MEME :p

    This is how much people thought he talked too fast
    👇🏻

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  • SAMGAMER TV

    the first time i did this the controller worked but now It will not allow me to use it

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  • liquid trash

    it shows up as 'Lic Pro Controller' and when i use it for games, it acts like a keyboard + mouse

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  • wyatt barnett

    i got it connect but how about when i leave it and it sleeps and go back and try to use it but it doesnt work it says it connected but doesnt do anything

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  • Frankie Bloodshed

    Anyone know if this works on Emulators and Steam? And is there a way to turn it on and off without having to disconnect and reconnect every time?

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  • aniimuii

    I bought a USB for Bluetooth, im connecting the controller but it says I need Pin code/number

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  • YeE_rIcArDo

    when i connect the controller to the pc via bluetooth it's set in 'other devices' instead of 'mouse, keyboard & pen) and i can't play games, it doesn't get detected by steam either

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  • AaronMemes

    Didn’t work

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  • North Equator

    Thank you for making this video

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  • Tigresive

    i had to put my pincode in aswell

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  • rory d

    damnnnnnnnnnnnn youtubers that submit vids……….raise you rfing mic volume………we (the people) can lower the volume but we can only so far raise it……….and stop mummbling………we want to understand………..this vid is so painful…………and waste of time……………..

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  • Luigi Guy

    I am trying to use it on an emulator, and while configuring the buttons, why won't it let me configure right on the joystick?

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  • Fish

    Thankyou

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  • Cloud miller

    mine keeps going from connected to paired but the controller is still on

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  • LilMustache

    Damnit. I don’t know anything about this shit. I think my computer is too old it says couldn’t connect right as I click on the Bluetooth thing. Idk what to do.

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  • aaqib 123

    This is not helpful

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  • superpottuGT

    Its stuck at connecting

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