As of this week, the Xbox One’s Wireless Controller Adaptor no longer limits its functionality to PC devices running Windows 10. The adaptor can now function fully with Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 enabled units, meaning that the potential audience for the dongle has suddenly become far larger.
The news was announced in a tweet from Xbox Live’s Director of Programming Larry Hryb, and will come as a welcome development for PC users who had been unable to utilise the Xbox One’s wireless controller for PC functionality.
— Larry Hryb (@majornelson) December 10, 2015
The functions of the controller for the PC are greater than just for use with PC gaming – though this is obviously their most common application – and the controller can also help streamline Xbox to PC streaming. The adaptor fits into a standard USB port and can facilitate the use of up to eight Xbox One controllers with the PC device.