Known Issues

  • Some Non-Pro Switch controllers do not seem to work 100% of the time. Closing and restarting RetroSpy will usually get them connected if you encounter a problem.
  • The ‘Y’ button must be held down when powering on, or connecting, an 8BitDo SN30 Pro USB (not the Pro+) in order for it to be recognized by the Switch.

Step 0: Enable Pro Controller Wired Communication

This is only necessary if using a Wireless Pro controller plugged in via USB. If you are using a standard wired controller, like a Pokken Tournament controller, this is not necessary. If necessary, follow these steps:

  1. Select System form the main menu.
  2. Select Controllers and Sensors from the sidebar.
  3. Select Pro Controller Wired Communication.

Step 1: Download the latest RetroSpy

Download and install the latest release of RetroSpy.

Step 2: Start RetroSpy

Open RetroSpy.exe.

Step 3: Connect to your board

  1. Select Nintendo Switch from the dropdown box.
  2. Enter your board’s IP in the Hostname field.
  3. Hit Go!
  4. Wait a second for everything to connect. This can take 15-20 seconds.
  5. Success!