How To Connect A Wired Xbox 360 Controller To Mac

Gaming on Mac is never a good idea. However, Apple still delves into the fledgling virtual and augmented reality space. So, some traditional game interfaces should be supported on macOS to get the best VR/AR benefits.

To get ready for some amazing VR pilot games for utilizing a traditional game Xbox game controller, here are steps you can do to connect a wired Xbox 360 controller to your Mac.

Download and install Driver

The first thing you should do is downloading and installing the driver to connect your Xbox 360 Controller to your Mac. To do this:

  1. First, launch Safari.
  2. Then go to
  3. Now, download the latest version of the 360Controller driver. Until now, the latest release is 0.16.5.
  4. Now head to your Downloads folder in Finder and double-click the 360Controllerinstall_*.dmg file.
  5. Next, double-click the pkg in Finder.
  6. Now, click Continue and click it again
  7. Choose Agree the license agreement and click Install.
  8. Allow restarting your computer by choosing Continue Installation.
  9. Now, click Restart.
  10. After restarting your computer, go to System Preferences from the dock or the Apple icon. Then click on Xbox 360 Controllers.

Also read: Steps to Download Showbox for iPhone, iPad and Mac

Steps to connect your Xbox 360 controller

Once you’ve successfully installed the drivers, you’ll see that there are No devices found, as we haven’t physically connected the game controller to your Mac yet. Here is how you can do this:

  1. Connect your controller to your Mac. If you are owning a MacBook or MacBook Pro, a USB-C to USB-A adapter is required.
  2. Then click OKafter the System Extension Blocked warning message appears.
  3. Now go to System Preferencesfrom the dock or Apple icon menu.
  4. Choose Security & Privacy.
  5. Under the General tab, click the Lock.
  6. Enter your password and select Unlock.
  7. Now, click Allow.

Wait for a second and your Xbox 360 wired controller have already been connected!