Can Use Keyboard and Mouse on Xbox One?

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Can you use a keyboard and mouse on Xbox one? The Answer is Yes you can, The Microsoft already announced the arrival of Xbox games compatible with mouse and keyboard. The Xbox Insiders can now test this with Minecraft. However, if you want to play all the games with the mouse and keyboard on Xbox One, and so use hardware other than Xbox controller, there are some specially designed adapters for this and you can use them with any game and It does not have to be an Insider for that either.

How to connect keyboard and mouse to Xbox One
connect keyboard and mouse to Xbox One

Want to up your game by using mouse and keyboard on your Xbox One? Here’s how.


How to connect keyboard and mouse to the Xbox One

Wait for official support

The idea of mouse and keyboard support on the Xbox One is not new; it was first teased by Microsoft way back at E3 2016, though not much more was said on the subject for some time. Then, in September 2018, Microsoft declared that official support was coming soon.

Fast forward to November 2018 and Microsoft has confirmed that, starting 14 November, limited games will natively support mouse and keyboard input. While there are 14 confirmed titles, only seven will be available at launch with the rest coming ‘soon’. Here’s a list of officially supported games on Xbox One:

Available at launch:

  • Fortnite
  • Deep Rock Galactic
  • Bomber Crew
  • Strange Brigade
  • War Thunder
  • Vermintide 2
  • X-Morph Defense

Coming soon:

  • Warface
  • Children of Morta
  • Minion Master
  • DayZ
  • Moonlighter
  • Vigor
  • Wargroove


Use a third-party accessory

The only other option is to buy a third-party accessory, and as far as keyboard and mouse adaptors go

Xim 4

xim 4 use keyboard and mouse on xbox one
Xim 4

It’s a device that resembles a USB hub. In fact, it’s an adapter that lets you connect your mouse and keyboard to the main consoles – including the Xbox 360 and Xbox One – as if you were on a PC. The feedback from the user about Xim 4 is very positive: there is no delay.



CronusMax use keyboard and mouse on xbox one

The basic idea is the same as the above model, with some small differences and a much lower price. With CronusMax, you can also connect other console controls; For example, you can use a Dualshock 4 on Xbox One.

CronusMax costs about 60 € ($ 228), less than half of Xim 4.

What do you think of these devices? It helps you to use keyboard and mouse in Xbox?