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    Arrow How To Pair A PS3 Controller With OUYA

    This guide is intended to guide you through the steps needed to connect your Playstation 3 Dual Shock Bluetooth Wireless controller to your OUYA.

    It should be noted that not all OUYA games support the PS3 controller. However, it should allow you at a minimum to navigate the OUYA menu

    1. Turn your OUYA on and make sure you have at least one OUYA controller paired

    2. Plug your PS3 Controller into your OUYA using a mini-USB to standard USB cable

    3. Hold down the home button on your PS3 controller. This should take you back to the OUYA home screen. Make sure the PS3 controller is working by using it to navigate the menus. You will also note that the OUYA controller has been disconnected and won't pair. This is because plugging in the PS3 controller on USB turns off bluetooth.

    4. To solve this, first completely power down your OUYA. You can do this by either holding down the power button on the top of the console for 5 seconds (recommended) or unplugging the power cable.

    5. Unplug the PS3 controller from the mini-USB wire, and unplug the same wire from the OUYA.

    6. Turn the OUYA back on. When it finishes booting up, you should see the usual pairing screen appear

    7. Hold down the home button on the PS3 controller as you would with a normal OUYA controller to pair it. Other OUYA controllers should now also pair
    Last edited by James Andrew Coote; 06-07-2013 at 09:14 AM.
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    Cool - very helpful as I have 4 PS3 controllers lying about!

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    Let me know how it goes. I've done it with a couple of different PS3 controllers, but not multiple ones at the same time
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    Neat, this should be very helpful.

    Suggestion though, to turn off the system the right way hold the button down for three seconds and then shut it off via the prompt that pops up.

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    This is going to be very helpful Mr. Andrew. Thanks for posting this. When I get my OUYA on retail; many of my three friends will want to use PS3 controllers, lol(...).

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    long live ps3 controllers!! gotta love em, ill be doing this if my ouya controller is anything less...

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    have you attempted to pair the PS3-Move Navigation controller? (the one without the glowing ball at the end)

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    Quote Originally Posted by macharborguy View Post
    have you attempted to pair the PS3-Move Navigation controller? (the one without the glowing ball at the end)
    I don't have one of those, so no. If someone does have one, maybe give it a try. I'm currently working on getting the wiimote to work
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    What would also be interesting is to pair the PS3 'media' controller - the TV remote style one - for when XBMC and similar suites come to Ouya. It used to appear on the PS3 as controller 7 - I'm not sure if the Ouya will accept that!

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    PS3 Controller Pairing Guide

    I've got one of those here....but I don't know how to get the Ouya to see it....any ideas anyone?


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