As I understand it, the Xbox One controller uses a standard USB port, which allows someone to connect it to a PC with a standard USB cable.

A wired solution does not meet my needs and it is very difficult to find the "Xbox 360 Wireless Controller for PC" bundle in stores these days. I would like to know if anyone has been able to use an Xbox One controller with a PC in a wireless fashion by substituting wireless USB for the cable.

I imagine this could be done by finding a receiver compatible with the controller or by attaching a dongle to the controller that replaces the cable? (Similar to how those cheap mice for laptops work.)

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The wireless Xbox One controller for PC will be available this fall!

However it does have some requirements:

The Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows, which will allow an Xbox One controller to work on a Windows computer, will only support Windows 10. It is compatible with either USB 2.0 or 3.0 connection.

  • If your running 7 or 8, upgrading to 10 is currently free, via system update.
    – user106385
    Dec 5, 2015 at 7:54
  • @Timelord64 nice try Bill, we know it's you.
    – C_B
    Jul 22, 2016 at 14:48

You can use an wireless xbox controller with a pc if you have an xbox controller wireless adapter.

Here is an example of one: http://www.amazon.com/Xbox-Wireless-Gaming-Receiver-Windows/dp/B000HZFCT2

  • This adapter is for the Xbox 360, not the Xbox One.
    – cbirdsong
    Aug 19, 2015 at 14:05

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