VCS Companion 4+

PC/Console Hybrid Companion


Designed for iPad

    • 3.8 • 20 Ratings
    • Free



The VCS Companion allows you to control your Atari VCS with a keyboard and mouse from anywhere in your home!

With only your mobile device, utilize the Atari VCS’s support for PC input devices without any additional peripherals required.

Simply connect your mobile device to any VCS on your home network, and use it for typing, surfing the web, and more.

VCS Companion also allows you to access your Atari profile and settings, giving you even more seamless control over your VCS.

Take advantage of the full PC power of the Atari VCS without sacrificing the console-style comfort of the couch and living room. With VCS Companion, you’ll be able to enjoy the true PC/Console Hybrid experience of the VCS more than ever before!

What’s New

Version 1.0.2

Languages Support (French, German, Italian, Spanish)

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

P stizzles ,

It works well

The good: The app works as advertised. The keypad and touch mouse work with no issues. If you bought the console without controllers, this ensures you can control it without additional hardware.

The bad: Times out and disconnects from time to time.

Suggestions: Add double tap to left click, to the touch screen mouse. Make it faster to erase all text on the keyboard screen. Add access to my account and online shop.

This has nothing to do with the app, but please:

Tell the development team to fix the Atari VCS, so it stops going to a black screen when I exit Google Chrome. This only occurs if Chrome has been on the screen for 30 minutes or more. It occurs when I attempt to use the Atari button on the controller to go back to Atari OS. It’s the sole reason I use windows 10 and not Atari OS on the VCS. I’ve sent this through so many channels. So I’m desperate now and posting it here.

Zirlburg ,

Works okay

After I realized that the app has a place to enter your email address above the PIN, I was able to get it working. Seems to work well. It connected to my VCS rather quickly. Time will tell how useful it will be.

bradleythegeek ,


This is a terrible experience. They keyboard…how about just use the provided iOS keyboard? This monstrosity that takes up 40% of the screen, with keys that are not where my muscle memory expects them to be, and that regularly lags is horrendous.

If your app needs 20 introductory screens to explain its ridiculous controls, it’s time to rethink it.

2 stars because it works.

App Privacy

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