Mojang has ported Minecraft to tvOS, which means you can now play the insanely popular sandbox game on your Apple TV. Minecraft has arrived on Apple TV just in time for the holidays, so kids (both big and small) can spend their downtime playing Minecraft on yet another platform.
Minecraft arrives on what Mojang is calling “Apple’s magical black box” two months after Tim Cook announced this was going to happen during the underwhelming “Hello Again” MacBook Pro event in October. Thankfully, Minecraft: Apple TV Edition is the Minecraft we all know and love.
Minecraft Apple TV Edition
As revealed in Mojang’s press release, Minecraft: Apple TV Edition includes the full game up to and including the new Ender Update. This is a huge update which adds The End, The Ender Dragon, the Dragon’s Breath potion, and this year’s Festive Mash-Up Pack.
For a limited time, Minecraft: Apple TV Edition includes seven pieces of DLC, including “the Holiday 2015, Town Folk, and City Folk skin packs, along with the Plastic, Natural, Cartoon, and [the aforementioned] Festive 2016 mash-ups”.
Minecraft: Apple TV Edition doesn’t currently support either Minecraft Realms or Xbox Live. However, Mojang is promising to “update the game with those features in the near future”. Minecraft: Apple TV Edition is available on iTunes in all regions and priced at $19.99.
Microsoft Loves Apple
As a side note let’s not forget that Mojang is now wholly owned by Microsoft, with Satya Nadella and co. having acquired the Swedish game developer for $2.5 billion in 2014. Which means Microsoft is actively porting a game to an Apple platform. Can 2016 get any stranger?
Are you a fan of Minecraft? What platforms have you played Minecraft on? Which is your preferred platform for playing Minecraft? Will you be buying Minecraft: Apple TV Edition? Do you understand the appeal of Minecraft? Please let us know in the comments below!