How to connect a USB device to Shadow
Shadow can support basic mice, keyboards, gamepads, and many other USB devices using our simple Plug and Play feature. For high-performance USB devices—such as webcams, virtual reality headsets, racing wheels & pedals, flight sticks, or capture cards—we suggest enabling USB Redirection.
See more instructions below:
Plug and Play (PnP)
Some USB devices, including PlayStation and Xbox controllers, can be used once they're plugged in. This is commonly referred to as Plug and Play (PnP).
Plug your USB devices into your computer then start your Shadow. Shadow will automatically forward these devices. If your device isn't working, try USB Redirection.
If you want Shadow to detect or improve compatibility with your mouse, keyboard, or any other USB device, we invite you to install the drivers like this:
In your Shadow launcher, go into the settings "" > "Controllers & USB" and click on the button next to "Use my USB devices on my Shadow":
Follow the instructions according to your operating system:
On Windows, allow Shadow to install drivers on your computer if you want. These drivers allow you to connect your devices to Shadow using your network.
On MacOS, go to the Apple Menu > "System Preferences", click on "Security and Privacy", then on "General". Click on "Allow" at the bottom right on the new window.
On your Shadow, open the Quick Menu
Go to the "Controllers & USB" section, then click the box next to the device you want to forward to Shadow