How to use a 2nd Android device as a gaming controller

In the last couple weeks we’ve talked about a few different ways you can hook a controller up to your tablet to play games. We showed you how to use an Xbox controller on your tablet, talked about the 60beat gamepad, and showed you how to use a Wiimote on your tablet. Well today I want to share another option with you and the best part is it is very simple and free to do!

The way you do this is by using the app BT Controller to pair your tablet and phone together using Bluetooth. This allows you to have your phone be the controller while you are playing the game on your tablet. Now you can get rid of those on screen buttons and play your game without any visual interruptions. Now I don’t know if this will work for all games, but I do know that it works on most of the emulator apps available. That means you can play all those old school Nintendo and SNES games that you played as a kid.

There are two versions of this app, a free and paid version, with the only difference being that the free version has ads. All the same functionality is there in the free version. The other cool thing about this app is that is doesn’t require you to be rooted, either on your phone, or your tablet.

[BT Controller|Good and EVO]

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Bryan Faulkner

Bryan Faulkner is a former associate editor at Pocketables. He loves to find new ways to use his tablets while working as the Tech Director at his local church. Mixing sound from the iPad is his newest obsession. He currently has a pair of HP TouchPads, an iPad 2, a decommissioned HTC EVO 4G, and a Samsung Galaxy Note II to tinker with.