Minecraft is now out on the Apple TV

On its way to appear on every platform imaginable, Minecraft has finally launched on the Apple TV. The game is a separate purchase from its iOS counterpart ($6.99), includes a bunch of DLC content, and costs $19.99. This release of Minecraft is on par with the console versions of the game pricing-wise, but tries to make up for it by coming bundled with three skin packs, three texture packs, this and last year's Holiday DLC packs, and various other content to sweeten the deal.

Unfortunately, this version of Minecraft is also missing a few things that may turn off some long-time fans of the franchise. Namely, the multiplayer server hosting service Minecraft Realms does not work with the Apple TV version, and there is no Xbox Live support yet. Developer Mojang is promising that these features will find their way to the game in upcoming updates, however, so multiplayer shenanigans in voxel land should be possible soon enough on the Apple TV.

Minecraft for the Apple TV also includes the Ender Update that adds an additional dimension to the game's singleplayer mode, called The End, as well as the fearsome Ender Dragon. If you want to give this version of Minecraft a try, grab your Apple remote and download it from the Apple TV App Store.

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1. sgodsell

Posts: 7456; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Phonearena you guys posted this a few days ago. So hardly anyone responded. So you have to post it again today. What's wrong? Is there not enough people that actually care about Minecraft on Apple TV. Since Minecraft is on so many platforms already. It's like who cares if it's on Apples TV devices.

2. AlikMalix unregistered

No one cares to comment because there's no way to trash THIS Apple article. There's nothing but good that comes out companion apps that come out for Apple TV. Android doesn't have an equivalent so - nothing to bitch about. Source: every single Apple article. I read both articles (the first one was about plans to release this game on Apple TV.). As im planning to get Apple TV this is great news - my daughter loves MC. And having a better experience is always a good thing. You abvoiusly don't care for it - why tap on it? The biggest question: why the hell did you tap on this article? You hate posted every Apple product and service ever come out from Apple.

3. ebilcake

Posts: 1231; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

Loads of ways to trash this, outdated game nobody cares about on an outdated device only iSheep care about. Android TV users have been playing this for over year on various devices, although it may need sideloading, something that's far to complicated for the average Apple user.

4. AlikMalix unregistered

That's reaching... bro... really pathetic...

5. ebilcake

Posts: 1231; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

Not really, did I mention how pathetic the hardware is in the latest Apple TV? Does it support 4K or HDR video? 512GB of storage? How about the ability to play AAA console games? No? It's overpriced trash. Or am still reaching? :-)

6. AlikMalix unregistered

You're confusing Apple TV for something else... It does what it was designed for and does it well.... you want a console, don't buy Apple TV, get a PlayStation!!!

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