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How to Sync Wii Remote with Wii U Console

How to Sync a Wii Remote with a Wii U Console

Related Products: Wii Remotes, Wii Remote Plus 

Applies to:  Wii U Deluxe, Wii U Basic

Step-by-step instructions on pairing a Wii Remote with a Wii U Console.


Up to six Wii Remotes and/or four Wii Pro Controllers can work together with the Wii U using either the sensor strip on the Wii U GamePad or the sensor bar.

The following video will give you a helpful overview of the pairing process:

What to Do:

  1. Connect the sensor bar and place it appropriately. How to
  2. While on the Wii U Menu, press the SYNC button on the Wii U console to display the controller pairing screen.


    • You can also pair controllers from the HOME Menu. How to
  3. Press the SYNC Button on the console until the screen shows the controller type you want to pair.


  4. Press the SYNC Button on the Wii Remote.


  5. The Player LED on the controller will light up when the pairing is complete.


    • The Player LED indicates the player number of the controller currently in use.
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