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Take Control of Apple TV, Chapter 10: Play Games on Apple TV

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This article is a pre-release chapter in the upcoming “Take Control of Apple TV,” by Josh Centers, scheduled for public release in January 2014. Apart from “Chapter 1: Introducing Apple TV,” these chapters are available only to TidBITS members; see “‘Take Control of Apple TV’ Streaming in TidBITS” for details.


Play Games on Apple TV

The Apple TV wasn’t intended as a gaming device, but thanks to AirPlay Mirroring, the combination of an iOS device and an Apple TV can make for a surprisingly compelling gaming experience.

In this chapter, I describe some iOS games that are optimized for the Apple TV. But first, to ensure the best possible gaming experience, let me offers some tips on how to reduce AirPlay latency.

Note: To learn how to enable AirPlay Mirroring in iOS, refer to AirPlay from iOS in Chapter 5.

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