Best game controllers for Chromebooks 2024

So you already have a list of the best games to play, but what about finding the best of the best Chromebook game controllers? The good news is you might already own a controller that will work, but there are great controllers available to buy that'll also work great. We've found the best options so you can pair the best game controller with the best Chromebook.

Game on your Chromebook with these controllers

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What's are the best Chromebook game controllers?

Recent updates have started opening the possibilities of what you can do with gaming on the best Chromebooks. In some instances, the experience is still not as seamless as pairing a controller to your Android phone or PC, but the experience has improved significantly. Having said that, we've tested and connected controllers to a Chromebook that we would not recommend. 

If we had to pick just one, we would go with the 8Bitdo SN30 Pro because it's retro, works with Android and PC gaming, and is affordably priced.

Another great pick is the Google Stadia Controller, which comes in three different colors, includes a USB-C cable for wired gaming and can connect via Bluetooth. The 2,000mAh battery is bigger than that of the Sony DualShock 4 controller too, so you'll be able to put in some hours.

Generally, you can use console controllers like the DualSense and DualShock 4 and the Nintendo Switch Pro Controllers and Joy-Cons. It's also possible to connect your Bluetooth Xbox One controllers to Chromebooks. Thankfully, Chromebooks are able to connect with many different controllers, so pick your favorite and get playing!

Andrew Myrick
Senior Editor - Chromebooks and tablets

Andrew Myrick is a Senior Editor at Android Central. He enjoys everything to do with technology, including tablets, smartphones, and everything in between. Perhaps his favorite past-time is collecting different headphones, even if they all end up in the same drawer.

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