Note: Some products might not be available in your country or region.

Important: Xbox wireless is disabled on Surface Studio models and Surface Book models for Qatar countries (Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar) and Japan to be compliant with RF legal requirements in these countries.

When it’s time to unwind, lose yourself in an Xbox game on your Surface. It’s powerful enough to render your games in stunning detail. And the high-resolution PixelSense™ screen pulls you right into the action.

A surface Studio display is pictured, with Minecraft on the screen, along with an Xbox controller.

Connect a controller

If you have a Surface Studio model, Surface Book 2 15”, or a Surface Book 3 15" and an Xbox Wireless Controller or an Xbox One Wireless Controller, here’s how to connect your controller to your Surface.

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  1. On your controller, press and hold the Xbox  button and the Connect button to make the controller discoverable. (The Connect button is on the top of the controller.)

  2. On your Surface, do one of the following depending on which version your Surface is running:

  • On Windows 11: Select the Start button, then select Settings > Bluetooth & devicesAdd device > Everything else. Choose the Xbox Wireless Controller and follow additional instructions if they appear, then select Done.

  • On Windows 10: Select the Start  button, then select Settings > Devices > Bluetooth & other devices > Add Bluetooth or other device > Everything else. Choose the Xbox Wireless Controller and follow additional instructions if they appear, then select Done.

To find out if your Surface device can be upgraded to Windows 11, see Which Surface devices can be upgraded to Windows 11?

If you have another Surface device, here’s how to connect an Xbox One Wireless Controller.

If you’re having problems connecting your Xbox controller to your Surface, see Connect and troubleshoot Bluetooth on your Xbox One Wireless Controller for troubleshooting info.

Find games to play 

There's a couple of ways to get started to play games on your Surface device:

Stream from Xbox One

If you have an Xbox One console, here’s how to stream games and TV to your Surface.

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