Play Just Dance® 2016 using a free* app that turns your smartphone into a controller!
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 2016 on your 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.
3- Open the Just Dance Controller app on your iOS or Android device. Please carefully read the instructions that appear, or consult the “help” section of the app on the bottom right corner.
4- If your smartphone and your console are connected to the same Wi-Fi network, your smartphone should have detected your console and displayed your console’s name on the screen.
a. If your console’s name doesn’t appear, please check your Wi-Fi settings, your phone settings and your console settings, and carefully follow the steps indicated.
b. If your console’s name appears, tap on it and the connection will be established between your phone and your console!
5- Browse the game using your smartphone and dance with it holding your phone firmly on 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 “Refresh” on the app.
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 2017’s new features on Wii U™, PlayStation®4 and Xbox One.
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*THIS CONTROLLER APP REQUIRES PURCHASE OF JUST DANCE® 2016 FOR PLAYSTATION®4 SYSTEM, Wii U™, OR XBOX ONE. APP NOT COMPATIBLE WITH ANY OTHER GAME OR PLATFORMS.