Unofficial Client Streams Games From PC to New Apple TV [VIDEO]


Back in September, developer Kevin Smith successfully demonstrated the popular MAME game emulator running on the new Apple TV and now, he has been able stream games from Steam on a PC directly to Apple TV. According to MacRumors, Smith used the Moonlight iOS open source project based on NVIDIA’s GameStream, and modified it to run on tvOS.

“Using this modified version of Moonlight iOS, Smith was able to stream games from Steam on a PC directly to the Apple TV. Without the need to run directly on the Apple device, streamed games can appear as high-quality as the source computer allows, with obvious Wi-Fi and streaming strength limitations taken into account when used without a wired Ethernet connection”.

As you can see in the video embedded below, Smith demos the Moonlight client on the new Apple TV with popular open-world game Grand Theft Auto V. Check it out and tell us what you think.

*Warning: Gameplay audio includes profanity

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  • MrXax

    Valve really needs to release a Steam app that does this.

  • Ryan

    Is it just me, or is this not the same as the built in mirroring? I used to do this on my ATV2?

  • WallsOfJericho316

    Nope. Airplay needs your Mac or iOS device as a conduit, and for most games, would include some lag. This is streaming direct from your PC to the Apple TV.