Rumor: Apple TV to get gaming, Bluetooth controller support

1286345642Apple-TV-thumbnailThe Apple TV, what was once considered simply one of Steve Jobs’ hobby projects, might finally receive the attention it deserves in the next couple of months if a report from iLounge is to be believed.  Supposedly, the device may be finally getting its own App Store and proper game support, and said features may be coming as soon as March of this year.

iLounge has it:

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.

According to the report, these features may even be backwards compatible with the current model of the Apple TV. One problem that may get in the way of that being the case, however, lies in the fact that the Apple TV has no built-in storage. The device only has 8 GB of RAM to serve as a buffer during streaming. Apple’s iCloud could be a potential solution to this problem.

It’s exciting to see that Apple may be taking its TV box to the next level–or at least to a level up to par with Roku devices, which have had an App Store for years.

[iLounge]

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