If you’ve got a Joy-Con that’s drifting, you’ve lost one, or you need a few more, there’s a new smartphone app that’s here to solve all of your controller-related problems on the Nintendo Switch. It’s called Joy-Con Droid by DeepBlue Labs and is currently in its alpha testing phase on Android devices. In fact, if you want to try it out, you can download it for free right now from the Google Play Store.
While it’s still in the early stages of development, and apparently “needs some work” according to quite a few user reviews over on the Google Play Store, you can see it being put to use in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, in the video below:
According to its description, the app is capable of transforming your smartphone device into a left or right Joy-Con, or a Nintendo Switch Pro Controller. Its features include the following: pair with the Switch, accelerometer and gyroscope support, and custom gamepad interfaces. Users can also connect a USB gamepad to their phone, which then acts as a bridge to control the Switch.
In order to operate, this application requires a Bluetooth HID Profile and Android Pie (9) or higher. Here’s a bit more from the creator DeepBlue Labs:
JoyCon Droid is an application perfect for users who own a Switch but do not want to spend extra on a JoyCon. The application emulates a Switch JoyCon so you can control your Switch with it. Furthermore, the application lets you connect your USB gamepad to your phone, which can act as a bridge to control the Switch.
To find out more information about this app, visit the Google Play page. Would you use something like this? Tell us below.