How to Add a Wireless Controller to an XBox

by Chappy Sinclair ; Updated September 22, 2017

The Xbox 360 supports both wired and wireless peripherals. Up to four controllers can be connected simultaneously. The official Xbox wireless controller can be used to manipulate games and DVDs. As with all wireless peripherals on the Xbox, the wireless controller must first be synced to the Xbox before it becomes operational.

Turn on the Xbox.

Press the "Guide" button on the center of the wireless controller.

Press the "Sync" button on the front of the Xbox. The lights on both the controller and Xbox will flash. When the flashing stops, the controller is synced to the Xbox.

About the Author

Chappy Sinclair has been writing professionally since 2006. He has been able to share his gaming and computer-related impressions and opinions on a national scale with published submissions in "PC Gamer Magazine" and "Maximum PC." Sinclair is currently studying for an aeronautical degree in navigation and avionics at the American Academy of Aeronautics.