• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    High quality but noisy buttons

    • Written by Dominik N from Neuville

    I use this controller with the R-Play app for the ps4. It’s definitely well made but missing the L3 and R3 buttons. The buttons are also very noisy. I’m still very happy with my purchase.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Kathy L from Houston

    Love the overall design of the remote. However, within two weeks of using my remote my $99 SteelSeries Nimbus Controller myleft joystick on the controller for some reason pulls to the left on its own while playing Asphalt 8. I ended up running to the Apple store to purchase the other remote that was cheaper. I purchased this remote when they first released, I see now they have the same remote for half the price. Womp womp womp.

    14 of 19 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great controller with limits. Fix latency and you have a winner.

    • Written by Derek P from Sterling Heights

    I purchased this controller for my Apple TV to play games without the original ATV4 remote which proved to be difficult. The controller is great and feels very comfortable in my hands. The button layout is great also. The only issue I have is with latency. You press a button and get a reaction that is delayed, not much but noticeable. It’s enough to shave a few ms off a lap time which keeps me out of leaderboards for the most part. Also the buttons are loud.

    14 of 19 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Okay controller, but has a few flaws.

    • Written by Stephen Q from Vancouver

    I purchased two of these controllers a week or so ago to play Minecraft on my Apple TV 4. However, upon setting up both controllers we realized that it wasn't going to work the exact way we wanted it. There was no option for local co-op or split-screen on the Apple TV and for some reason both the controllers were registering as Player 1 on the LEDs set into the front of the controller. We managed to figure out a way after about an hour or so by having one person play with a controller on the Apple TV, and the other person play by connecting a controller to an iPhone 6 and joining the game hosted on the Apple TV. This was not ideal, but we made it work. After playing Minecraft for a while, I decided to try and connect it to my PC. It didn't work at first, but and opensource program on github.io called MFIGamepadFeeder came to the rescue and I was able to use it like you would any other controller on PC. As for the controller itself, it feels sturdily built and the buttons feel quite responsive to touch. If I had one critique about the controller itself I would say that the inclusion of buttons set into the back of the thumb-sticks would be nice for some games. Overall, i'm pleased with my purchase, but hopefully there will soon be an update for Apple TV 4 that allows split-screen mode in supported games.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not a complete gamepad controller.

    • Written by John Y from Cocoa

    Bought this for 4th generation Apple TV for use with AG Drive. Works fine for that. I sometimes use Airplay to the AppleTV to run Feral Interactive Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga with our grandson so I thought I'd pair the Nimbus to the ATV and airplay the game.
    That was not a good experience. Sent information to Feral and they responded as follows:
    "Steelseries Nimbus controller cannot be fully supported due to it not having the L3 and R3 analog stick clicks that are required for full control in some titles" Not a big deal since I have controllers that do work. Just be aware that it is not a complete controller.

    26 of 31 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Flipper lag in Zen pinball

    • Written by Robert S from East Haddam

    I just picked this up today since Zen pinball is hard using the apple remote. I see an earlier reviewer reporting the same issue. You can adapt to the lag somewhat but only when the ball action is such that you can pull the trigger ahead if time. I may return though other reviews are excellent so I will try some other apps first.

    Aside from that issue - which I suppose could be the Zen app - the product seems well built.

    I left this on while charging (no realizing) and the LEDs show charge level so maybe that's the answer to several earlier posts - just leave it on.

    13 of 21 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it when it worked

    • Written by Chris B from Columbus

    The controller was working great in the first hour. Connecting it to my AppleTV was very easy! My only issue is that after about an hour of play, the left control stick started sticking to the sides. Makes it impossible to use in majority of games. I will be exchanging it at my local Apple Store in the hopes that this was just a rare issue.

    10 of 20 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Sticky joystick

    • Written by Colin A from Liverpool

    I am now on my second Nimbus from Apple as I took my first one back on the 12th December 2015, it feels nice to hold and does not feel cheap but on using it on the Apple TV I have found that the left hand joystick keeps sticking and not returning to the neutral position. It was replaced with a new one but that has also gone the same way as the first on so I will return that one as well for yet again another. They have only had light use.

    103 of 126 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs Work

    • Written by Richard S from Atlanta

    Not sure if this is due to TVOS or Nimbus, but be prepared for lag with this. The reality is you can move much faster with a D-pad (on the controller or a 3rd gen Apple remote) then using the thumb controls here. Which is unfortunate. You'd think the parties here would get the smoothness of the interface to work as seamlessly as you find on the console platforms, but alas. You can adjust speed in settings, but it doesn't improve the sticking that occurs when you travel through content. My guess is this something that will get better in later releases of TVOS, but for now, be warned - you're speedier and more frustration fee with the origin remote.

    10 of 19 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    An inconvenience!

    • Written by Bill S from Inver Grove Heights

    As with others, I could not believe there was no charging cable included with the controller. So be it, but the documentation should have stated that there was no charging cable included so that you could order one at the same time the controller was ordered. The older version of this controller used AA batteries. Also, the owner's manual that was included is terrible, The only things that were useful in the manual was how to turn the controller on and off and how to pair with another device. Would have expected more, being it ordered from Apple the same time we ordered the new Apple TV.

    12 of 37 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Nimbus Controller

    • Written by Erik V from Calgary

    Just bought it after a week of Apple TV with just the remote. I've only tried it on Asphalt 8 and I'm a bit disappointed one has to steer with the directional pad or joysticks. I guess I assumed this controller could be held and turned like a steering wheel but it can't. Maybe a future version will include accelerometers to allow that sort of thing. I'm sure it will be fine for Rayman and that sort of game but I gotta say I think car games need to have that steering wheel feel.

    10 of 55 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Feels like PS4 controller - but....

    • Written by MARIJAN V from Irvine

    It feel like PS4 controller and it has the same naming parts. Noting bad for that.

    What parts of controller are implemented in the game, I think that's up to the game itself. So far only couple buttons, not much else.

    I have issue with powering it on, I am not sure how to power it on or if it was out of battery. Sometimes that power button does not do anything! -:) -:)
    I am hesitant to press bluetooth button since pairing and unpairing is not fun.

    It's kind of annoying.

    11 of 36 people found this useful