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SteelSeries Nimbus Companion App

By SteelSeries ApS

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


Gaming with the SteelSeries Nimbus controller is even better with the companion app. You’ll have instant access to constantly updated charts listing the top free and paid controller-enabled games. You can also sort the lists by your favorite game genre or title. The best new games are just a click away!

The app also guides you through the simple Nimbus controller setup and keeps your controller up-to-date, making sure it's always compatible with your iOS devices.

More Games, More Compatibility

· Explore hundreds of controller-enabled games
· Up-to-date charts, sortable by popularity, genre, recently added and title
· Find a game, click and download from the iTunes App Store
· Keep your Nimbus controller up-to-date with firmware upgrades
· Step-by-step walkthrough of the features of your Nimbus controller

* iPhone 4 and 4s are not supported

What's New in Version 1.1.1

- Compliance fixes


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Customer Reviews

Poor firmware, update on your iPhone???

I have attempted to update this controller on my iPhone & iPad on numerous iOS versions both will pair normally to the device but the companion app installed does not recognize them being connected, I have restored both devices only to re-download this useless application in an attempt to update my controllers firmware. I am having issues pairing multiple controllers on AppleTV in an advertised multiplier game "PhoenixHD", but with no ability to update firmware other than to pair them to your mobile device?? This is silly. Why is there not a companion app for the AppleTV or Mac, I feel these controllers are used more on those platforms despite all the mobile compatible games I'm not carrying a controller around when the phone works great as a mobile controller. Please add a way to update firmware via lightning cable with iTunes on Mac, or via companion app on AppleTV. To connect a controller to a device it is not used with, that can only access wireless connectivity, to download a firmware update just doesn't make sense... At all. Let me guess it will need free storage space on the device to swap the files? Yeah... Broken.

Great index of games

Any game in the App Store that works with an MFI controller will work, even if it doesn't get listed in this app. However, it's nice to have a consolidated list of apps that I know are MFI compatible. When I got my first Nimbus, I used this app to find and download a ton of compatible games. Really convenient. Any other games I want to play with my controller, I just contact that game's developers and ask for MFI controller support 😉

The help/manual/FAQ parts come in handy too.

One suggestion/request: It would be super cool if the 'Updates' section showed my black controller in black, and my new white controller in white. …if at all possible. ⬛️⬜️✔️

Good Support for an excellent MFi controller

This app supports the Steelseries Nimbus controller. It's also got a listing of numerous games that offer MFi support, which may be of interest to some.

The Steelseries Nimbus controller is an excellent piece of hardware. Super long battery life, no lag, quality build. I've logged about 30-40 hours with it to date and have no complaints.

The app isn't going to blow you away, but it doesn't need to - it simply supports the excellent hardware.

SteelSeries Nimbus Companion App
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Utilities
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.1.1
  • Size: 21.0 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller:
Rated 9+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence

Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPad Wi-Fi (3rd generation), iPad Wi‑Fi + Cellular (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi (4th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (4th generation), iPad mini Wi-Fi, iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (5th generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular (2nd generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular, and iPod touch.

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