Connecting your Wii Remote

Use can connect your WiiMote as a gamepad by installing a third party app called Wjoy. Download Wjoy
This app doesn’t enable motion controls on your Mac, but it does let you use your WiiMote as a simple gamepad – perfect for games and even emulators if that’s what you like to do.

Connecting WiiMote by using Wjoy

Once you open WJoy, you’ll see a Wii Remote icon appear in your menu bar. Click on the WJoy menu bar icon, and select Begin Discovery. A notification should appear to let you know WJoy is looking for your Wii Remote.
Grab your Wii Remote, and locate the 1 and 2 buttons. Press the 1 and 2 buttons at the same time and release them. All four player lights will start blinking.
After a connection has been made, the player 1 light will glow solid blue. You’ll get a notification from WJoy that a new Wii Remote has been connected.

Once your Mac has found your Wii Remote with WJoy, click the WJoy menu bar icon to get just a little bit of information. WJoy will tell you your Wii Remote’s Bluetooth Device Address, which could be useful and is handy to have right in the menu bar, at least. More importantly, though, you’ll get to take a look at how much power your Wii Remote has left.

Disconnecting WiiMote

When you’re ready to disconnect your Wii Remote from your Mac, press and hold the Wii Remote power button until the blue player 1 light goes out. WJoy will also let you know via a notification that a Wii Remote has been disconnected.


If WJoy won’t connect to your Wii Remote out of the box, check that your Bluetooth settings in System Preferences are good to go. Your Wii Remote is essentially just another Bluetooth device, and that’s how WJoy connects your Wii Remote to your Mac. That means that Bluetooth needs to be turned on in System Preferences and your Mac needs to be discoverable. When your Wii Remote is properly connected, you’ll see it listed among your Bluetooth devices.

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