Backbone One for Android
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No, only the PlayStation Edition of the Backbone One for Android is officially supported by the PlayStation and PS Remote Play Apps. No other mobile controller is officially supported by PlayStation, including the Backbone One for Android - Standard Edition.
Aside from its black color, the Standard has ABXY face buttons and does not include official support for PS Remote Play. The PlayStation Edition comes in PS5 white with PlayStation glyphs to match. The PlayStation Edition does include official support for PS Remote Play.
The Backbone One offers high-quality gameplay for all your favorite games that support controllers. This includes the most popular titles like Call of Duty®: Mobile, Minecraft, Genshin Impact, and most Apple Arcade games.
In addition, the Backbone One is compatible with remote play apps offered by Xbox, PlayStation, and Steam allowing games on your console and PC to be played remotely from your phone.
Popular cloud streaming services like Xbox Cloud Gaming, NVIDIA GeForce NOW, and Amazon Luna are all also supported by the Backbone One.
For a list of current compatible games, please check here. Note that this page is being constantly updated so it may not be 100% comprehensive.
Nope! A console or computer is only required to take advantage of remote play apps offered by Xbox, PlayStation, and Steam.
Backbone One unlocks a world of possibilities for all types of gameplay experiences. Between the Google Play Store, Xbox Cloud Gaming, and NVIDIA GeForce NOW there are thousands of high quality games available to play.
Check out the Platforms page to learn more about platforms with support for Backbone.
Almost all Android USB-C devices running Android 8.0 or later with support for USB OTG are supported. You can find a list of compatible devices here.
In some cases, yes.
The Backbone One is a form-fitting controller for your phone and to be a precision input device, it has to firmly hold on to your phone. As a result, you may need to remove any bulky accessories or attachments before attaching the Backbone One controller.You can learn more about Backbone-compatible phone cases here.
Yes, so long as the Backbone mobile App is installed and you have an active Backbone+ Membership, your Backbone One controller can be configured to work with an iPad, Mac, or PC via a wired connection. No need to carry around another controller!
Note that the Backbone One controller is not currently directly compatible with consoles via a wired connection.
The Backbone mobile App is not required for use of the Backbone One as a controller. However, the app provides easier access to support and to the latest firmware updates for your controller. Additional features are unlocked through Backbone+ Membership.
More information on the Backbone app’s features can be found here.
We guarantee the Backbone One against defect and damage from reasonable usage for a full year after purchase and will provide a replacement or a refund.
All purchases of a Backbone One can also be returned for free within 30 days of purchase.