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Videogame console controller USB passthrough?

By @bottledbirb2021-02-12 10:59:52.778Z

I came across your Tinypilot KVM while looking for a remote control solution for videogame consoles (PS4, Xbox, Switch, etc). I've tried several KVMs and while they're all capable of streaming the video, most fall short when trying to control the console itself. Is your solution able to pass through the controller button presses, or is it only emulating mouse and keyboard from the raspberry?

Thanks for your time!

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  1. Michael Lynch @michael2021-02-12 22:21:04.069Z

    Thanks for reaching out!

    TinyPilot currently supports only keyboard and mouse.

    I think it would theoretically be possible to support videogame controllers, but I've never tried it. They apparently present as regular HID devices, and the browser supports reading input from game controllers. That said, it's not really on the roadmap in the foreseeable future, but it's still early days, so that could change.