Connect By Bluetooth

Connecting the Wiimote or Wii U Pro controllers to the Zen using USB or Bluetooth is always the same, the only difference in the setup steps depends what platform you are gaming on.

👉 This page includes the following setup guides for a Wii U Pro or Wiimote controller:

Most consoles require a license donor controller connected to A1 at all times when you're gaming with any crossover controller (in this case a Wii U Pro or Wiimote). This table shows which consoles require a donor controller and any relevant notes.

Platform

A1 Donor?

Notes

Windows PC

NO

Enable PS REMOTE PLAY to emulate DUALSHOCK 4. No donor required.

PlayStation 5

YES*

Use PS4 SPECIALITY or the PS REMOTE PLAY methods.

PlayStation 4

YES

DUALSHOCK 4 v2 is best. ASTRO C40 & other third party controllers support A1 donor.

PlayStation 3

NO

Set output to PS3. No donor required.

Xbox Series X/S

YES

Set output to AUTO. Xbox XS to A1 donor.

Xbox One

YES

Set output to AUTO. Xbox One to A1 donor.

Xbox 360

YES

Set output to XBOX 360. Hard-wired Xbox 360 to A1 donor.

Nintendo Switch

NO

Set output to NINTENDO SWITCH. No donor required.

*DUALSENSE donor is not required for PS4 SPECIALITY or PS REMOTE play methods.

CLEAR BLUETOOTH CACHE

Before you pair any controller to the Zen using Bluetooth, we recommend that you clear the Bluetooth pairing cache first. Open Zen Studio and go to Device Panel > click the Clear BT Devices button. You'll then get a confirmation pop-up; click Yes.

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🎮 WII CONTROLLER (WINDOWS PC)

Setup Hardware: Windows 11 PC, WII U PRO and WIIMOTE controllers (fully charged🔋), Zen Studio and Zen Firmware .

  1. Connect the CRONUS ZEN to a WINDOWS PC from both PROG (mini-USB) and CONSOLE/PC (micro-USB).
  2. Open ZEN STUDIO > Device Panel > Select "Enable PS Remote Play"
  3. Wait for the Zen to restart, then check PS Remote Play is enabled (unplug and reconnect all USB cables from the Zen if it doesn't detect in Zen Studio after the restart).
  4. Press Zen's Bluetooth pairing button P2 until the RGBs flash BLUE.
  5. Hold the WII U PRO or WIIMOTE sync button until the player 1-4 LEDs flash BLUE. NOTE: If using a Wiimote Plus you can also use the Nintendo Nunchuck.
  6. The controller is now recognized as an original Sony DUALSHOCK 4 (Hit gamepad-tester.com and see for yourself 😁 Enjoy the benefits, including games now showing PlayStation icons instead of Xbox!)
If successful, the WII U PRO and WIIMOTE Player 1 LEDs will light up BLUE, indicating that Zen, controller and PC are now correctly paired. If not? press Zen's reset button a couple of times and that should re-sync everything. Note: The Zen RGB LEDs don't currently light up when gaming on PC with a Wii controller without STEAM installed.

AUDIO: The Wii U Pro controller and Wiimote does not have an audio port to connect a headset, so if you wish to use a wired headset, connect it directly to the PC's sound card. For more details see the Wired Headset Users page.

STEAM USERS: If you have Steam installed and running on your PC, the Zen RGBs may change color to CYAN.

🎮 WII CONTROLLER (PS5)

Setup Hardware: PlayStation 5 console using PS4 SPECIALITY, WII U PRO and WIIMOTE controllers (fully charged🔋), Zen Studio and Zen Firmware .

  1. Connect the CRONUS ZEN to a PC from PROG (mini-USB).

  2. Open ZEN STUDIO > Device Panel > Select Enable PS4 Speciality.
  3. Wait for the Zen to restart, then check PS4 SPECIALITY is enabled (unplug and reconnect all USB cables from the Zen if it doesn't detect in Zen Studio after the restart).
  4. Next, unplug all cables from the Zen (no power), then connect the CRONUS ZEN to a PS5 CONSOLE from CONSOLE/PC (micro-USB).
  5. Connect a HORI MINI-PAD to A1.
  6. Press Zen's Bluetooth pairing button P2 until the RGBs flash BLUE.
  7. Hold the DUALSENSE CREATE+PS buttons until the touchpad flashes WHITE.
  8. Hold the WII U PRO or WIIMOTE sync button until the player 1-4 LEDs flash BLUE. NOTE: If using a Wiimote Plus you can also use the Nintendo Nunchuck.
If successful, the Zen RGBs and the WII U PRO and WIIMOTE Player 1 LEDs will light up BLUE, indicating that Zen, controller and console are now correctly paired. If not? press Zen's reset button a couple of times and that should re-sync everything.

AUDIO: The Wii U Pro controller and Wiimote does not have an audio port to connect a headset. It is recommended that you use a wireless headset, or one that connects directly to the console and not the controller. For more details see the Wired Headset Users page.

🎮 WII CONTROLLER (PS4)

The DUALSHOCK 4 CUH-ZCT2 (DS4 v2) is our preferred controller for all PS4 crossover setups. The table below speaks for itself 😁

DS4 Model

License Donor

Audio USB

Audio Bluetooth

DS4 Speaker

Switch Audio

CUH-ZCT1X

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

CUH-ZCT2X

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

X: U=USA, E=Europe, J=Japan

DUALSHOCK 4 CUH-ZCT2 Controller Sticker
DUALSHOCK 4 CUH-ZCT2 Controller Sticker

Setup Hardware: PlayStation 4 console, WII U PRO and WIIMOTE controllers (fully charged🔋), Zen Studio and Zen Firmware .

  1. Connect the CRONUS ZEN to a PC from PROG (mini-USB).

  2. Open ZEN STUDIO > Device Panel > Emulator Output Protocol set to AUTO.
  3. Make sure that PS4 Speciality and PS Remote Play are NOT enabled. NOTE: Unplug all USB cables from Zen (no power).
  4. Next, unplug all cables from the Zen (no power), then connect the CRONUS ZEN to a PS4 CONSOLE from CONSOLE/PC (micro-USB). NOTE: If using a PS4 PRO, Zen must connect to the REAR USB PORT.
  5. Connect a DUALSHOCK 4 v2 to A1(license donor) and press the PS button to power it on.
  6. Press Zen's Bluetooth pairing button P2 until the RGBs flash BLUE.
  7. Hold the WII U PRO or WIIMOTE sync button until the player 1-4 LEDs flash BLUE. NOTE: If using a Wiimote Plus you can also use the Nintendo Nunchuck.
If successful, the Zen RGBs and the WII U PRO and WIIMOTE Player 1 LEDs will light up BLUE, indicating that Zen, controller and console are now correctly paired. If not? press Zen's reset button a couple of times and that should re-sync everything.

AUDIO: The Wii U Pro controller and Wiimote does not have an audio port to connect a headset, however you may be able to connect a wired headset to the DUALSHOCK 4 v2 controller connected to A1. However, it is recommended that you use a wireless headset, or one that connects directly to the console and not the controller. For more details see the Wired Headset Users page.

🎮 WII CONTROLLER (XBOX SERIES X/S)

Setup Hardware: Xbox Series X/S, WII U PRO and WIIMOTE controllers (fully charged🔋), Zen Studio and Zen Firmware .

  1. Connect the CRONUS ZEN to a PC from PROG (mini-USB).

  2. Open ZEN STUDIO > Device Panel > Emulator Output Protocol set to AUTO.
  3. Make sure that PS4 Speciality and PS Remote Play are NOT enabled. NOTE: Unplug all USB cables from Zen (no power).
  4. Next, unplug all cables from the Zen (no power), then connect the CRONUS ZEN to an XBOX SERIES X/S CONSOLE from CONSOLE/PC (micro-USB).
  5. Connect an XBOX SERIES X/S controller to A1(license donor) and press the XBOX button to power it on.
  6. Press Zen's Bluetooth pairing button P2 until the RGBs flash BLUE.
  7. Hold the WII U PRO or WIIMOTE sync buttons until the player 1-4 LEDs flash BLUE. NOTE: If using a Wiimote Plus you can also use the Nintendo Nunchuck.
If successful, the Zen RGBs will change to solid GREEN, and the WII U PRO and WIIMOTE Player 1 LEDs will light up BLUE, indicating that Zen, controller and console are now correctly paired. If not? press Zen's reset button a couple of times and that should re-sync everything.

AUDIO: The Wii U Pro controller and Wiimote does not have an audio port to connect a headset, however you may be able to connect a wired headset to the XBOX SERIES X/S controller connected to A1. However, it is recommended that you use a wireless headset, or one that connects directly to the console and not the controller. For more details see the Wired Headset Users page.

🎮 WII CONTROLLER (XBOX ONE)

Setup Hardware: Xbox One, WII U PRO and WIIMOTE controllers (fully charged🔋), Zen Studio and Zen Firmware .

  1. Connect the CRONUS ZEN to a PC from PROG (mini-USB).

  2. Open ZEN STUDIO > Device Panel > Emulator Output Protocol set to AUTO.
  3. Make sure that PS4 Speciality and PS Remote Play are NOT enabled. NOTE: Unplug all USB cables from Zen (no power).
  4. Next, unplug all cables from the Zen (no power), then connect the CRONUS ZEN to an XBOX ONE CONSOLE from CONSOLE/PC (micro-USB).
  5. Connect an XBOX ONE controller to A1(license donor) and press the XBOX button to power it on.
  6. Press Zen's Bluetooth pairing button P2 until the RGBs flash BLUE.
  7. Hold the WII U PRO or WIIMOTE sync buttons until the player 1-4 LEDs flash BLUE. NOTE: If using a Wiimote Plus you can also use the Nintendo Nunchuck.
If successful, the Zen RGBs will change to solid GREEN, and the WII U PRO and WIIMOTE Player 1 LEDs will light up BLUE, indicating that Zen, controller and console are now correctly paired. If not? press Zen's reset button a couple of times and that should re-sync everything.

AUDIO: The Wii U Pro controller and Wiimote does not have an audio port to connect a headset, however you may be able to connect a wired headset to the XBOX ONE controller connected to A1. However, it is recommended that you use a wireless headset, or one that connects directly to the console and not the controller. For more details see the Wired Headset Users page.

🎮 WII CONTROLLER (XBOX 360)

Setup Hardware: Xbox One, WII U PRO and WIIMOTE controllers (fully charged🔋), Zen Studio and Zen Firmware .

  1. Connect the CRONUS ZEN to a PC from PROG (mini-USB).

  2. Open ZEN STUDIO > Device Panel > Emulator Output Protocol set to XBOX 360.
  3. Make sure that PS4 Speciality and PS Remote Play are NOT enabled. NOTE: Unplug all USB cables from Zen (no power).
  4. Next, unplug all cables from the Zen (no power), then connect the CRONUS ZEN to an XBOX 360 CONSOLE from CONSOLE/PC (micro-USB).
  5. Connect a hard-wired XBOX 360 controller to A1(license donor) and press the XBOX button to power it on.
  6. Press Zen's Bluetooth pairing button P2 until the RGBs flash BLUE.
  7. Hold the WII U PRO or WIIMOTE sync buttons until the player 1-4 LEDs flash BLUE. NOTE: If using a Wiimote Plus you can also use the Nintendo Nunchuck.
If successful, the Zen RGBs will change to solid GREEN, and the WII U PRO and WIIMOTE Player 1 LEDs will light up BLUE, indicating that Zen, controller and console are now correctly paired. If not? press Zen's reset button a couple of times and that should re-sync everything.

AUDIO: There is no headset support with the Xbox 360.



Updated 08 Jun 2022
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