The Samsung S Console Gamepad app transforms your Galaxy phone into a game controller for Galaxy View

The Samsung S Console Gamepad app transforms your Galaxy phone into a game controller for Galaxy View
Samsung says about its Galaxy View that it provides "an entirely new way of consuming mobile video and entertainment", and presents it as "the largest Android mobile device on the market" - we can't argue with that, since the Galaxy View sports an 18.4-inch screen.

To help users who may want to play games on the Galaxy View, Samsung recently released an S Console Gamepad app. This works with select Samsung smartphones (Galaxy S4, Galaxy S5, Galaxy S6 series, Note 3, Note 4, and Note5), transforming them - or, rather, their screens - into virtual gamepads.

The new app can be downloaded for free from Google Play - check out the source link below. According to Samsung, the application lets you play more than "100 well-known gamepad optimized games", though it's not clear exactly what titles are included here. To use the S Console Gamepad app with a Galaxy View, you'll need to pair the giant device (via Bluetooth) with your Galaxy phone.

Do you see yourself enjoying the S Console Gamepad app (assuming you have, or plan to get a Galaxy View, plus one of the Galaxy handsets listed above)?


source: Google Play

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20 Comments

1. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

ABXY L1 R1? Try harder Samsung.

6. DRS1977

Posts: 679; Member since: May 27, 2015

Try harder at what exactly? Samsung will still be here long after you are dead and buried 6-feet underground.

8. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 718; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

L1 and R1 should have been the volume controls. Not on screen controller. What if you want to do and L1+key combo?

9. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

That would be very awkward since the volume buttons are too close together, and they aren't even centered in landscape

14. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 718; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

Then, how would you do the key combo? As far as it goes. It's better for the buttons like the volume buttons so that the pointing or the middle finger can do something. If you prefer the display. Try using the combo while the index finger is moving the screen. This kind of a foolish apps that samsung have provided is purely useless. Only by using a playstation controller or a gamepad would suffice these controls.

16. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Not everyone share your opinion, if it is useless for you, that doesn't mean it's useless for everyone. COMMON SENSE. Why not just give kudos for the effort? If you're just gonna rant and bash, then it is better for you to just shut up.

11. FluffyBled unregistered

As far as I know, L1 would stand for a button in the left side of the gamepad and R1 as one in the right. Therefore Settings could have a point! But I see that one fixed in some styles :o! NVM me :P!

18. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

That has nothing to do with the fact that the tab is to weak for gaming

20. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Oh & The resolution sucks it's overpriced underpowered 2gb of ram & doesn't even have any ports for connecting devices... So yeah Samsung try harder

2. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Interesting. Only problem is Android doesn't have that many great games to me to make that investment. Good idea tbough.

3. rick_mobile

Posts: 358; Member since: Dec 13, 2010

Just buy a cheap proper portable gamepad, kind of a useless app.

4. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Why even bother with the overpriced galaxy tab view in the first place? There are all-in-one touchscreen-equipped PCs selling at the same price...

5. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

iPad Pro

7. artificialintelligence

Posts: 166; Member since: Dec 05, 2015

Surface Pro 4

10. runzlord

Posts: 245; Member since: Oct 13, 2013

Plus Surface 4 is a pc therefore a true gaming console...

15. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 718; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

From which is better to use a keyboard and a mouse for gaming. Than onscreen keyboard. Face the fact! Surface pro 4 is more like having a laptop.

19. Jango

Posts: 372; Member since: Oct 24, 2014

Nonsense bro. Surface 4 can't handle real triple A titles that consoles can. It hasn't got the graphics card for it nor can it handle the heat generated. For that, you need a much larger gaming PC or at least a dedicated gaming laptop. So that means the only games it can play are the low end titles or those that aren't graphically intensive. Basically, mobile gaming. And iOS has mobile gaming on a LOCK.

12. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I was playing with this at the store and it's actually kind of cool. The display looked pretty bad though. Lol A few adjustments and I think they have something here. They just need to add a few things, put a better display, and lower the price.

13. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

i wish i can use this with my PC it would be epic

17. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

There is a word for this: Stupid.

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