Here's how to get it to work.( DONT UPDATE FIRMWARE IF IT WORKS WITHOUT IT) First you pair the Nyko playPad through the Bluetooth in your settings . Now turn off the Nyko playPad it should still show up on the list of paired devices. Now open the Nyko playground app click on sync controller it should say controller paired NOW, turn on your nyko play pad and the sync controller button you just pressed should change to controller synced. And bam! Remember it has to be in HID mode. Once it is synced you can even switch the controller to mouse pad mode and even use it as a mouse.
update: better but not where it was promised The app functions (and by proxy the controller) better than it did when it initially released. The main concern however is the lack of dedicated control overlay. For a feature that was promised on the packaging it's blatant disregard for customer satisfaction to never provide it. And while the explanation of the 4.1 os was given, there is no reason for there to have never been a revision to the product OR any compensation given to consumers who were never delivered the feature advertised.
Love the controllers but I have bought multiple Nyko controllers and all work great and for their price they are complete steal. I read the comments of the so called gamers and surprised they haven't figured out the problem is the software not hardware, stop blaming the controls and someone please fix this app and the software. Love the play pad and pro , they feel great depending what game I'm playing, I used little one for more casual games and pro for more demanding game. To bad the app doesn't live up to greatness of the hardwa
Definitely works! Follow the instructions from Ramos Essai! I got this app awhile ago, back when I had an S3. It worked for awhile, and for playing ROMS, it was fun. Then it mysteriously STOPPED working, and I could never get it functioning properly again. It was probably a combination of things. I was using a flashed and rooted device, and I think that flash caused issues throughout my phone. At any rate, a previous user wrote a review on how to use it, so I tried it with my new Note 4 and it totally works. Ya gotta sync the controller with your phone's bluetooth first, then turn the controller off. Then load up the NYKO Playground app, and THEN turn the controller back on. You do that, and you shouldn't have any more issues with it. This controller and the app combined with being able to broadcast the screen of my phone to my Samsung HD television = amazing, full screen retro gaming at its FINEST.
Here we are near the end of 2014 and it's still dreadful. I'm tired of fiddling with this app and getting nowhere. It goes from telling me it can't find the controller despite the controller being connected and showing as synced, then it'll recognise it then tell me it can't find out the firmware version, then I'm told to switch it to HID mode, no App mode, no HID mode, now pair it, now unpair it, it's not connected, oh it is connected, can't recognise it, can recognise it... What's the use. Time to throw it all in the bin and avoid Nyko like the plague.
decent but wont let you pair it says im using a playpad pro when im not and cant change my profile to change info such as customizing buttons
· Updated user interface and simplified set-up of controller profiles.