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If you’re looking for a game controller for the Fire TV, this is a slightly more useful controller over the Amazon branded version. The reason being is that this device is a little more cross-compatible in that it supports Android devices as well as iOS (iPhone / iPad) games that support the iCade protocol.
Note that support for iCade will likely dwindle away now that Apple has their own controller protocol, but it should work well for most games depending on how they have controls mapped.
The controller feels nice in the hand, with a rubberized non-slip coating and responsive, high quality controls.
My one gripe centers around the HID support (or lack thereof) for devices other than Android. Nyko says the controller is HID compatible but it shows up as a keyboard on PC and Macs making it unusable as a game controller on those platforms. It would have been nice if the Playpad Pro could work as a standard bluetooth controller across all platforms.
But that gripe aside, this is a device marketed at Android and Amazon Fire TV users and will work well on those platforms.
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