Apple TV Game Controller

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by mk313, Jan 1, 2018.

  1. mk313 macrumors 6502a

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    For those that have Apple TV's (4th gen or 4K) and game controllers, do you have a recommendation on brands to use? I'm not a gamer, but my wife's sister comes over quite often and has started to play games on the Apple TV & the siri remote isn't cutting it. I see that the Steel Series Nimbus is heavily promoted by Apple, but not sure if that is the best controller to get.

    Also, do you recommend getting 2 controllers, or is 1 enough normally?

    thanks in advance,
     
  2. vertical smile macrumors 68030

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    I have the SS Nimbus.

    It is the only controller I have tried with the ATV4, but it I highly recommend it. It feels like a very solid controller, and feels natural with my hands. My preteen daughters use it, and like it too. You charge it with a Lightning cable, and it has a "menu" button that functions like the menu button on the Siri remote.

    If I had to pick some complaints about it, the first would be a lack of a home button, and the second would be that I ended up paying full price for it because I could never find it on sale.

    I only have one of them, but that has more to do with a lack of decent two player games on the tvOS.
     
  3. mk313 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the feedback. I’ll go with the nimbus. It’s always nice I hear from someone else who has used it before.
     
  4. MadeTheSwitch macrumors 6502a

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    I just got the Nimbus for Christmas. It works well, charges up really fast and I don't have too many issues with it. I use it for both my Apple TV and playing Pac Man on ipad where a controller is pretty much a must.
     
  5. mk313 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    thanks!
     
  6. Coffee50 macrumors 6502

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    I have the nimbus as well, & I like it!
     
  7. AFEPPL macrumors 68030

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    I have the one from the apple store, SS Nimbus its ok at best but i dont have a better offering to suggest.
    It doesn't work on/with all games,
     
  8. MadeTheSwitch macrumors 6502a

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    That's the case with ANY controller. Some games just don't support one. Strangley for one of my pinball games they support a controller half way: only on the Apple TV, not on the ipad.
     
  9. mk313, Jan 5, 2018
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    mk313 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for all the feedback. I ended up going with 2 of the nimbus'. The apple store had a deal where you got a controller, plus a Minecraft Apple TV code for $40, or the controller alone was $50. I ended up getting two of them, with the codes. So far, they seem to be working out ok, or at least I haven't heard any complaints. Thanks again for all the feedback.
     

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