• 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.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Inconsistent across devices

    • Written by STEPHEN F from SUN VALLEY

    Worked great with Apple TV games, however, since March 2018, all the games I used to play now crash on Apple TV so the game controller is collecting dust.

    Unlike the world of MAC's and PC's, the game controller is not a generic input device on an iPad like a keyboard. It only works through it's own app which means it can't be used for most games.

    So the Steel Series worked great, but the IOS on iPad doesn't provide a generic game controller interface. The whole reason an operating system (OS) exists is to provide interfaces to input and output devices.

    The bugs in Apple TV and compatibility between existing Apps and the ever changing IOS make inconsistent. This year the NFL app crashes constantly on Apple TV. Last year it worked perfectly.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Tommy V from Wellington

    Doesn’t work with ANY decent games! Bought this controller just to game on my iPad and none of the games I bought it for work

    14 of 19 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    OK controller - marred by lack of support outside US

    • Written by Christopher B from Canberra

    I bought this controller in Australia & found out I could not update the firmware becasue I was not on the US iTunes store. Steelseries do not support this device outside the US as the app is down on iTunes stores outside the US. There seems to be no will to rectify this. You're on your own.

    The controller is adequate.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Adrian C from Jackson

    Luv the controller for what it is use it for the phone, pad, and tv but my question is why is the supporting app no longer available on the App Store

    12 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What an absolute waste of time! It does not work with ANY Mac games!

    • Written by Ashley P from leeds

    It does not work with steem. it does not work with any other mac games.

    It literally only works with those no name games that no one plays on the ios app store. I say it only works with them, but i couldnt even get it to work with any of them.

    its getting refunded first thing tomorrow

    5 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality control

    • Written by Salvatore C from NORTH LAS VEGAS

    I'm returning this piece of junk. Battery indicators don't work properly, and thing won't even turn on unless its connected to a power source even though it's been charging for hours. Very disappointed with the quality of this product. Played zero hours.

    15 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Buy this it is compatible with iphonex

    • Written by Leo D from Elkhart

    I bought this to play shadow gun legends on my iPhone X and it’s fire

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great when it worked!

    • Written by Robert H from Stockton

    It was great when it worked for two months...now it sits on a shelf collecting dust. The left joystick sticks and makes game play useless.

    9 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Joystick breaks easily

    • Written by Steven W from Pembroke Pines

    I bought one of these controllers to play games on my Apple TV. It’s easy to setup and the connectivity is good. However, the left joystick keeps breaking. The first time it happened I went to the Apple store to get a replacement. Then, unbelievably, the replacement unit broke as well. They clearly have a fault. I’ve had PlayStation controls for years and nothing like this has ever happened. The product has a problem that needs to be addressed.

    12 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    An excellent controller

    • Written by Dilir D from Chicago

    I have been using this for over a month now , and it has little to no issues on my iPhone & iPod 6. It has few games suported on Mac , but this is to be expected. But it does feel a lot better than the Logitech Powershell I use. I have played GTA Chinatown, GTA San Andreas, Dead Trigger 2 ,Impossible Road & a few Sega games on this.Plus lightning charging makes it quite easy to charge too.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not fully compatible

    • Written by Andrew B from Twickenham

    I tried in the Apple store in Kingston UK and controller worked to a point with my game War Robots. Some functions didn’t work so didn’t buy. Apple staff completely useless and I was left to try controller on my own.

    5 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well for some games

    • Written by David R from Lynnwood

    I play Marvel Contest of Champions and this controller is listed as compatible. The problem is there is some lag, and the biggest problem is that you can't press the heavy attack button and hold it down to power up the attack, it just fires immediately. If you are a decent player, it makes the controller useless. Hopefully they will fix this soon.

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Save your cash

    • Written by Jesse C from Midvale

    Pros: Nice build quality.
    - No Charge Cable
    - Not configurable
    - Buttons don't work

    Purchased for war robots but just not useable.

    Bottom line: Look elsewhere.

    4 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Don’t listen to bad reviews. Amazing controller!

    • Written by Bradley S from Marion

    First let’s put out all the “issues” everyone has with this controller. It does not come with a charging cable. Which should be fine because it uses a lightning cable the same cable you use to charge your iPhone or iPad. Also, it charges very fast when plugged into a wall charger. Also with a 40 hour battery life you will not be charging that often. Next, there is lag when using it through your Apple TV. This should be obvious since it’s connecting to your Apple device and then over WiFi to your Apple TV and there is delay due to the WiFi transmission. Some games it makes them unplayable, others do a better job of handling the lag. Shantae was unplayable, but GTA was fine. So even though it says it will do this, I would not suggest it. And lastly, the manual that comes with it is super lame. Download the app and that will help you far more. Not only do I suggest the app, I suggest checking it out before you even decide to buy this controller because it has a list of all compatible games, and some are strangely absent. All the GTA games are there, but Bully isn’t. No idea why.

    There is a lot of quality built into this controller, it feels very solid. Some could complain that the D-pad and front buttons feel a little cheap, but all react perfectly and spring right back. The analog sticks and L and R buttons are perfect! They feel exactly as you would expect a high quality controller to feel. It also has a comfortable form fit to your hands for long gameplay sessions. Also the matte finish is nice providing great grip.

    Probably the only thing I really wish it came with is some sort of carry case. It’s not a deal breaker, but the is the first thing I’m going to look for. Over all I highly recommend purchasing one if you have compatible games. I personally hate touch screen controls, even good ones take me out of the action by placing my hands and fingers in the way.

    21 of 25 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.

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Peter G from West Pennant Hills

    I bought this thinking it would work with my Mac Pro (or iMac) as well as Apple TV. Unfortunately not. Its very misleading, even though it had the iOS devices listed on the side of the box it also says it various places that it works with Mac OS including on their site.

    1 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great when it works

    • Written by Scott N from Laporte

    Here is a known issue with the game controllers and the ATV4. You cannot choose what player the remote should be. For most games you’ll notice it says P1, but when you open the game it defaults to P2. This makes the game controller useless in games since it won’t work. It will only allow the Apple TV remote to play. EXTREMELY dissapointed that his basic feature was overlooked. Apple please work on this !!!

    11 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Manuals very bad for new users company so cheap no lightening cable include

    • Written by Sam I from Henderson

    You buy the item, open the nylon bag to find very little instructions on how to use the Nimbus .
    This company is the cheapest (Denmark) company I ever seen they charge so much for the product and do not include a 3’ lightening cable that might cost them in China maybe a couple of pennies . That’s why I love Apple they include what you need to start your product with . If I did not had one at home I would have send it back and bought a deferent item .But so far I am unhappy still charging it for 3 hours where I do not understand my head to my toes as I said I am a new user . But bought the New Apple TV 64GB and saw this so I bought it hope I will learn other wise it goes back .

    9 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Super excellent controller for new Apple TV 4K

    • Written by Martin G from Pompano Beach

    Simple to set-up and pair with Apple TV and iPhone. Uses lightening cable - a huge plus in my household. Sturdy feel in hand and it is very responsive. Just as good or better than any Microsoft or Android controller. Only negative, works only with MiFi enabled apps and it would have been nice if they included a lightening cable for charging (although we have plenty at home. Great value for the money. It really works great and makes Apple TV even more fun. Definitely highly recommend! :)

    8 of 12 people found this useful