Xbox Series X and Series S: How to Connect and Use a Mouse and Keyboard

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Getting next-gen consoles is absolutely fantastic, especially at Christmas time, but navigating the system can be a little tricky at first. This guide will help you know how to perform certain actions on your new Xbox Series X or Series S console.

Don’t be worried if you haven’t cracked it on your own, we’ve all been there!

Here we’ll help you solve an issue that will be on quite a few people’s minds, how do I connect a mouse and keyboard?


Whether it’s to have better aim control in a game, or just to be able to type out more easily there are plenty of reasons you’ll want to do this!

And once you have hooked up your preferred way to play, check out the games we recommend here.

How To Connect a Mouse and Keyboard

Xbox Series X/S

First of all you’ll need to use a compatible mouse and keyboard.

They’ll have to be USB ones, no Bluetooth options yet, unfortunately.

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Get that controller outta here! Source: Xbox


This will also mean you want some with long enough wires for your needs!

Once this is sorted, the next steps are easy.

Simply plug the USB of your mouse and your keyboard into your Xbox Series X or Series S’s USB ports!

Read more: Xbox Series X and Series S: How To Use An External Hard drive and SSD Expansion

Once that’s been done, turn your console on and the system will automatically detect your new preferred ways of playing!

And you should be sorted, now you can play your favourite games with a mouse and keyboard.

This should help you fend off PC players in cross-play games from now on!

We hope this guide helped, and please check out our others for your Xbox Series X and Series S needs!