One of the best features of the new Apple TV is obvious from the first time you turn on the device – true App Store support. So that means it is definitely game time as users can play a huge number of great choices – everything from first person shooters to children’s titles – on the big screen. Since only one Siri Remote can be used with the Apple TV, you’ll need to purchase a MFi controller for multiplayer gaming action. Here are the best Apple TV game controllers.
While all MFi controllers can be used with the Apple TV, the Steel Series Nimbus Wireless Game Controller officially supports the revamped device. A full-sized controller, it offers gamers console-style left and right analog triggers and pressure-sensitive buttons. Along with LEDs to display your status during multiplayer action, it also sports color-coded action buttons. A specific Menu button helps to navigate around your Apple TV. The built-in battery can provide up to 40 hours of gaming action, and it can be charged with a standard Lightning cable like the one included with your Apple TV.
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The controller sports dual analog sticks, fully analog triggers and action buttons, and a pressure sensitive D-Pad. It pairs to the Apple TV via Bluetooth and is powered by two AAA batteries. And when your ready to take the gaming outside the living room, an adjustable travel clip is designed to hold your iPhone or iPod touch directly above the gamepad itself. It will also work with any iPad model running iOS 7 or later.
With the companion iOS app, you can check the controller’s battery life, upgrade its firmware, and double-check that all of the bells and whistles are ready to go.
The blue version of the controller is available to purchase now for $46.72. There are a number of other colors available including black, orange, red, and white that cost a bit more.
Hori made its name by producing a number of great controllers for typical gaming consoles like the Xbox One, Wii U, and PlayStation 4. And the Horipad brings that high quality to iOS devices, and even the Mac.
Weighing just 8.8 ounces, the gamepad’s battery can provide up to 20 hours of play before needing to be recharged. It offers gamers dual analog controls, four face and shoulder buttons, and a D-Pad. Along with a USB cable, the company also includes a stand for your iOS device.
Available in just black, it is $46.95.
As most gamers know, fingerprints always have a way of gathering up on your controller. But the PXN Speedy features a special material that offers a glossy finish without accumulating old and dirt. It also allows for a more consistent grip when playing. Along with being great companion for Apple TV gaming, an included travel clip will allow you to connect an iPhone or iPod for gaming on the go.
You can purchase it now for $59.99. Both a black and white version are available.
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