A mind-blowing new gaming experience! Compatible with Xbox and Steam Works with USB-C phones running Android 8.0+
Just snap your Android 8.0+ into the Backbone One controller, launch the Backbone App, and start playing your favorite mobile, console, or PC games from anywhere, in seconds.
Transform your phone into the ultimate gaming console. Snap in your phone and play any game or service that supports controllers, including Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, or even stream directly from your Xbox and PC. No charging, no waiting for updates, no tedious setup. Uncover a new world of premium gaming in seconds.
Collapsible and compact design
Play any game that supports controllers
Capture game clips and screenshots
3.5mm headphone jack
SIZE & WEIGHT
Height: 93.9 mm (3.70 inches)
Width (Contracted): 176.2 mm (6.94 inches)
Width (Extended): 257.6 mm (10.14 inches)
Depth: 32.6 mm (1.28 inches)
Weight: 138.0 g (4.87 ounces)
USB-C port USB-C port for pass-through charging of your phone with standard USB-C cable.
Headset jack 3.5mm headset jack for headsets with or without microphone.
No charging Backbone One does not have a battery. Backbone One uses minimal power from your phone for long gameplay sessions.
What's in the box?
Backbone One for Android - Standard Edition
Quick Start Guide
Please Note: Phone is not included
Is there a warranty?
Your Backbone One controller can be returned for free within 30 days of purchase, no questions asked. We guarantee the Backbone One against defect and damage from reasonable usage for a full year after purchase and will provide a replacement to get you back in action ASAP!
Is my Android device supported?
Almost all Android USB-C devices running Android 8.0 or later are supported! Backbone is constantly updating their compatibility list with newly tested devices, visit their website for more info. If your device isn’t on the list but is similar in size to any other listed ones, it’ll likely work! If you have any concerns about fitment after purchasing, our hassle-free returns policy has you covered!
Will this work with my phone case?
The Backbone One controller is designed to fit snugly as a precision input device, holding your phone firmly. As a result, you will need to remove external accessories that substantially change the dimension of your phone.
That said, due to the sheer number of phone and case combos, we are excited to hear from our community about any compatible cases! We will keep an eye out and update our article here with any info we find.
For a list of current compatible games, you can search ourlibraryhere. Note that this page is constantly updated as new games come out! A full list of supported platforms and services can be foundhere.
Do I need to own an Xbox or PC to use the Backbone One?
Nope! A console or computer is only required to take advantage of remote-play apps offered by Xbox and Steam. Backbone One unlocks a world of possibilities for all types of gameplay experiences. Between the Google Play Store, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, Steam Link, and Nvidia GeForce Now, thousands of high-quality games are available to play. Check out our Platforms page to learn more.
Can I use the Backbone One as a controller for my iPad, Mac, or PC?
While our Play On Any Screen feature isn’t ready for Android quite yet, we expect this feature to be introduced to the Backbone Android App in the near future.
Can I use this with PS Remote Play?
On Android, Sony’s PS Remote Play app exclusively supports the Sony PlayStation® DualSense™ Wireless Controller and the DUALSHOCK®4 Wireless Controller. At this time, there is no official support for any other input devices, including the Backbone One Controller for Android.
In the meantime, players can enjoy the hundreds of games available from both the Google Play Store and cloud gaming and remote play services offered by Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, GeForce Now, Steam Link, and more. Find out all the ways you can play by checking out ourgameandplatformdiscovery pages.