How to Use a Wireless Bluetooth Controller with RetroPie
Using a Bluetooth controller with RetroPie is a piece of cake -- this guide will show you how. Works on all Raspberry Pi versions (including the Pi Zero).
I chose to use an 8Bitdo SNES-style gamepad as the 8Bitdo quality and compatibility is superb. There are cheaper Bluetooth gamepads out there, but you may have issues getting the controller to work properly.
This guide will focus primarily on setting up an 8Bitdo Bluetooth controller; however, the steps here will be extremely similar for other Bluetooth controllers, including Xbox controllers. Be sure to check out our master RetroPie controller guide to explore other options, too!
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