A question was recently sent to us via The Droid Guy Mailbag which reads:
“I am a fan of Android games. I found your articles about connecting the controllers of various game consoles into Samsung Galaxy devices quite interesting especially the guide about connecting the Xbox 360 to the Samsung Galaxy S4 for gaming.
Okay, here’s my question, I have a Wii which I am no longer using so I’m just wondering if there’s a way to use it with my Galaxy S3?
Your answer would be very much appreciated.
Connecting the Wiimote to Galaxy S3
Using the WiiMote with your Samsung Galaxy S3 is very easy. All you have to do is download and install the Wiimote Controller app. You can find this in the Google Play store. The good thing about this app is that it does not require a rooted device. This makes it easy and safe to use according to the feedbacks of people who used the app.
The only downside of this app is that it only has limited support with Android phones. Based on the description of its developer in Play store, it does not support newer Samsung Galaxy S devices. Some users of Galaxy S2 and S3 phones confirmed in feedbacks and comments of various forums though that the app worked for them.
In addition, it is not compatible with phones running Android 4.2 and higher versions due to the changes in their Bluetooth components said its developer.
Now going back to the connecting the Wiimote to Galaxy S3, once you have installed the app, just open its icon in your apps menu. Ensure that your Bluetooth is activated during this point. Then, press option number which says “Init and Connect” and press any button on your Wiimote to initiate the pairing. Test the buttons of your Wii controller to check if it has been connected successfully. After that, download any game emulator compatible with your Wii remote from the Play store.
That’s it, you can now play your favorite retro games like Super Mario Bros., Sonic the Hedgehog, Megaman and other supported games.
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