Controller App

Playing Just Dance has never been so easy. Follow the steps below to play using a free app that turns your smartphone into a controller that scores and tracks your demo moves!

1. Buy Just Dance 2018 on Nintendo Switch, WiiU, XboxOne, or PlayStation4.
2. Download the FREE Just Dance Controller App to your smartphone.
3. Connect your device to the same Wi-Fi network as your console.
4. Start your song, hold your device in your right hand, and you're ready to dance.

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Controller App FAQ

The app works with Wi-Fi. When connected to the same wifi network, the phone will be able to talk to the console, and the console in turn will be able to detect the phone and establish a connection to it.

Here are some things you should check.

Before anything else:

Are your phone & console connected to the same Wi-Fi network? Both devices need to be connected to the same Wi-Fi network so that they can communicate with each other.

On your phone:

Have you checked that the Wi-Fi is turned on? Make sure the Wi-Fi is activated on your phone, and that your phone is not on the airplane mode, or on the “do not disturb” mode.

On your console:

Have you checked that the Wi-Fi is turned on? Make sure the Wi-Fi is activated on your console.

If your console is connected via LAN cable: is the LAN cable linked to your Wi-Fi modem? Make sure the LAN cable is connected to your Wi-Fi modem, and that your phone is connected to this Wi-Fi network. The console and the phone can also communicate together if the console is connected via LAN cable.

Please follow these steps:

1- Launch Just Dance game on your Nintendo Switch, Wii U, Playstation 4 or Xbox One console.

2- Enter the game and select "Mobile Device" as your scoring method. Your console will start looking for your phone.

TV screen:

TV screen:

3- Open the Just Dance Controller app on your iOS or Android device. Click on "DANCE!"

Phone screen:

4- If your smartphone and your console are connected to the same Wi-Fi network, your smartphone should have detected your console and automatically connected to it. If not, follow the help flow on your smartphone.

5- Browse the game using your smartphone and dance with it holding your phone firmly in your right hand.

Have you tried to connect your phone at the right time? You should try to connect your phone only after having selected “Phone” as your scoring method on the homepage of the Just Dance 2016 console game, not before. This way the console knows it has to scan your Wi-Fi network to find your phone, and your phone will be able to see your console.

Please remember that phone scoring is available only for the following consoles:

o Wii U™, PlayStation®4 and Xbox One for Just Dance 2016

o PlayStation®4 and Xbox One for Just Dance 2015

o And for the following smartphones: iOS (version 6.0 and later), Android (version 4.1 and later).

Make sure you have launched the app's detection of your console after selecting "Mobile Device" as your scoring method. Only then will the console be detectable by your smartphone.

You can also refresh the console detection by pushing "RETRY".

Here is a list of potential causes that will stop the connection between your smartphone and the game session:

- Notification popup
- Low battery popup
- Screen turned off
- Phone turning off due to low battery

Try shutting down the app and reopening it. By rebooting the system it might help refresh the app’s system and it should all work properly.

Check that the airplane mode is deactivated. Also check that your phone is not on night/do not disturb mode. Both options turn the Wi-Fi off and therefore impedes the connection.

The Just Dance Controller app is not compatible with the Wii, PlayStation 3, or Xbox 360 entertainment systems.

The new Just Dance Controller app has been specifically designed to work with Just Dance 2018's new features on Nintendo Switch, Wii U, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.