Sony DualShock 4 PS4 Controller

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My favorite controller right now for both the is my Sony DualShock 4 PS4 Controller.  The DualShock 4 (sometimes called DS4) Playstation 4 controller is a Bluetooth controller and works out of the box in a lot of scenarios.  I use it for PC gaming and it works with SOME of the Fire ecosystem, but not all of it, and, unfortunately, the default button configuration doesn’t necessarily align with what you’d like.  This can be corrected in rooted devices, but at present I’m going to avoid that side of life.

I’m trying to nail down a good compatibility list for it at the moment and will update the post when I have.

Note that there are actually two versions of the DualShock 4, and I have the older of the 2, which is no longer available, while the links on this page go to the newer one.  I’m not aware of any differences in compatibility between the two.

Fire Ecosystem Compatibility

The following devices I have personally tested:

Compatible:
  • 2015 Fire TV (2nd Gen)
    • Fire OS v. 5.2.4.0 Reboot Fire TV before pairing
    • Fire OS v. 5.2.6.1 Reboot Fire TV before pairing
Not Compatible, Won’t Pair:
  • 2014 Fire TV Stick (1st Gen)
    • Fire OS v. 5.2.1.2
    • Fire OS v. 5.2.6.1
Not Compatible, Wrong Keymap:
  • 2012 Kindle Fire HD 8.9
  • 2013 Kindle Fire HDX 7

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Sony DualShock 4 PS4 Controller


6 thoughts on “Sony DualShock 4 PS4 Controller”

  1. Have you tested the DS4 with the “All-New Fire TV” (3rd Gen – the 4k pendant)? Mine seems to see the DS4 but fails to pair – I’ve tried it with two controllers. The DS4 controllers are from a 1st gen ps4.

    1. I haven’t gotten one yet so I haven’t. Have you tried rebooting immediately before you pair? I’ve had to do that with my gen 2.

      Currently the gen 3 runs a completely different Fire OS version based on a newer version of Android, so that could be an issue.

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