How to Connect the Xbox One Controller to Your PC [Video]

I purchased an Xbox One from the Microsoft Online Store during a Black Friday deal. After using the controller for a few days, I’m starting to like it over the Xbox 360 pad. It feels more natural in my hands and my fingers feel more natural being on the triggers. Since it has a micro USB port on the top, I figured it would work by plugging it into my system and Microsoft would automatically download the drivers for me.

As it turns out, you need to manually download and install the drivers. Fortunately, Microsoft released these drivers on their website. I went ahead and made a video tutorial on how to install the controller for your PC.

Video Tutorial:

Xbox One Controller PC Drivers (Local Mirror, since Microsoft took them down):
Xbox One Controller Driver for x64

Xbox One Controller Driver for x86

Update: 06-27-2018 – by Shane Paris

Here is some helpful info for people who are running into issues.

If your controller just blinks while connected and does not show up in the device manager as an unknown device, there is a huge chance that your cable is not a data cable or is broken.

Here are options for that:
Anker 10-foot Micro USB Data Cable (usually less than $10):
Xbox One Play & Charge Kit (usually around $25):

Alternatively, or additionally, you can use the Xbox One Wireless Adapter for Windows:

Product Links: Amazon | Microsoft Store | GameStop

If you have any issues, questions, or comments, post below.

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Yousef Shanawany

Living in the heart of Silicon Valley, Yousef is a tech reviewer and editor and enjoys reading about tech news around the world. As his primary focus is the video game industry, he also loves reading about mobile and tablet news, as well as other new emerging hardware technologies. Yousef graduated from San Jose State University, earning his Bachelors degree in Software Engineering. He spends most of his time reading, gaming, and programming.