From now on, video game lovers in apple platformssuch as iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple TV, will now be able to use the old drivers for Nintendo to play.
Developer Steven Troughton-Smith has discovered that iOS 16.1 and tvOS 16.1 support Nintendo’s SNES-style Switch controllers, a modern take on their classic counterparts with wireless connectivity and a USB-C port for charging.
Neat, iOS/tvOS 16.1 support the official BT/USB-C Super Nintendo controller for the Switch 😄 I don’t have the N64 or NES versions to test with, but I believe they are supported now too 🎮 pic.twitter.com/mfkTIHpXun
— Steve Troughton-Smith (@strongtonsmith) October 24, 2022
In his tweet with a video demonstrating the capability, Troughton-Smith said he thinks Apple’s platforms now also support the N64 and NES controllers for the Switch. MacStories did its own testing and confirmed that SNES-style controllers also work with iPad OS 16.1 and macOS Ventura. Also, the post was able to use the modern N64 driver with Apple devices. Gamepads appear in Bluetooth settings when they are in pairing mode just like any other device.
The Apple App Store doesn’t support video game emulators, so you’ll still need to turn on your Switch to play your games for the console.