Apple TV Reportedly Will Add Gaming Support in Spring Update


Could we soon see the Apple TV become a gaming machine? According to ‘reliable industry sources’, iLounge report an update arriving in March or earlier will bring support for games along with Bluetooth controller options:

iLounge has heard from reliable industry sources that Apple TV will soon be getting proper game support in an update, likely to come in March or earlier. We’ve heard that developers are currently working on Bluetooth controller options, and it’s expected that games could be downloaded directly to the Apple TV rather than relying on another iOS device as an intermediary.

A developer told the site the current generation Apple TV could have backward-compatible game support, but storage could be a problem, hence the expectation iCloud would come into play. At CES 2014, we saw a couple iOS Bluetooth gaming controllers debut–possibly conveniently timed ahead of this supposed Apple TV update?




  • Al

    It better have better storage so that it can also have improved PVR-type functionality without having to wait for loading all the time.

  • crosseyed_mofo

    well they do come with 8gigs of storage as it is that could do just that

  • Al

    The device doesn’t operate that way as its buffering functions are limited. At least with things other than iTunes content.

    Thinking about it more, this could be a licensing limitation, in that they may not be allowed to buffer more than a small amount from Netflix, etc.

    As it is now, it’s really annoying.

  • If storage increases, the price might magically increase…