Xbox Unveils New Feature That Allows Entirely Remote Controller Pairing

Xbox Insiders are getting some pretty welcome features in testing right now, and as part of Microsoft's latest update for Alpha members, another neat addition is being worked on - and it could mean more time spent on the sofa.

The team has added a new feature for 'Alpha and Alpha Skip-Ahead' Xbox Insiders that basically means you no longer have to use the console's button to pair up a new device. Instead, you can simply select which sort of device you're trying to connect within the Xbox Accessories app, and the console will start the pairing process from there.

Down below is a quick look at how the feature works, via The Verge's Tom Warren.

Pairing new devices is more of an occasional thing of course, but this is still a welcome feature. We could see it coming in especially handy if you use the same controllers across multiple systems like an Xbox Series X and an Xbox One X.

For now, this is only live for those Xbox Insider rings we mentioned, but it should be available to all Xbox users in the coming weeks.

Would you make decent use of this new feature? Let us know down in the comments below!