how to install handheld companion on ROG Ally

How to install Handheld Companion on the ROG Ally

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Handheld Companion is a software that enhances the gaming experience on the ROG Ally. It is a combination of a Windows service and a touch-optimized GUI. In this blog, we’ll talk about how to install handheld companion on the ROG Ally.

Some of its features include:

  • Motion Control: Experience precise gyro control using your device’s IMU sensor. Perfect for racing, 1st and 3rd-person gaming, and emulator support.
  • Quicktools Overlay: Easily access essential settings like TDP, GPU, resolution, brightness, and more with the intuitive overlay, ensuring a seamless gaming experience.
  • Virtual Controller Simulation: Enjoy the familiar feel of Microsoft Xbox 360 and Sony DualShock 4 controllers, enhancing your gameplay immersion.
  • Profile Settings System: Let the system automatically detect your active game and apply optimized settings, saving you time and effort.
  • Gamepad Remapping: Customize your controls by remapping gamepad inputs to mouse and keyboard commands, along with precise joystick and trigger adjustments.
  • PS Remote Play Support: This feature allows you to stream games from your PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5 to your Ally.
  • 3D Controller Overlay: This overlay shows a 3D representation of your gamepad on your stream. This allows your viewers to see exactly what you are doing.
  • Hotkeys for Convenience: Streamline your gaming experience with customizable hotkeys, granting quick access to frequently used features and commands.

How to install Handheld Companion on the ROG Ally?

Download Handheld Companion first. Scroll below and download the .exe.file

Follow the instructions on the installer and install the software. (if you receive a security message, just click on “Run anyway”.

It will download a few MS Redistributable files but when it is complete, you need to restart your Ally.

You might also want to install the Gyro drivers by downloading it from the same website.

This is the screen you will be greeted with:

And that’s it. Pretty easy, right? You can now fiddle with the settings and choose what kind of overlay you want or even change the TDP of your Ally!

The developer is constantly updating the app so expect more features to be added soon!

Looking to buy a pair of AR glasses for your Ally? Read our blog on the best AR glasses for the ROG Ally.