“Gamers playing on the upcoming Apple TV won’t be limited to Apple’s new motion sensing Siri Remote, as the upgraded set-top box will also include support for iOS-compatible Bluetooth gaming controllers, including a brand new offering from SteelSeries,” Neil Hughes reports for AppleInsider.
“In a section of Apple’s website devoted to the gaming capabilities of the fourth-generation Apple TV, the company reveals that third-party controllers are in fact compatible with the new device,” Hughes reports. “Developers must specifically include support for compatible controller accessories, in the same way that compatibility is currently optional on iPhone and iPad.”
“To spotlight controller support on the Apple TV, Apple unveiled a brand new accessory from SteelSeries dubbed the Nimbus,” Hughes reports. “In a unique twist, the SteelSeries Nimbus features a Lightning port for recharging its internal battery. The company says a single charge will provide gamers with more than 40 hours of battery life.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Developers – software and hardware – are going to have a field day with the new Apple TV!
Apple unveils the all-new Apple TV with Siri Remote, tvOS, and Apple TV App Store – September 9, 2015