Get ready to build worlds on your television.
On Thursday, Apple announced that Minecraft will be available on the Apple TV by the end of the year. As explained by Apple CEO Tim Cook at the company’s event, “You can build new words on your Apple TV and play with your friends on their iPads and iPhones.”
Fans of the hit Microsoft game have a lot to look forward to in the next few years. A movie based on the game is currently being developed by Warner Bros. and is expected to hit theaters in 2019. Furthermore, World War Z author Max Brooks is currently writing Minecraft: The Island, the first novel in a series based on the game.
Minecraft is one of a few exciting additions coming to the Apple TV this year. The Cuperino-based company also announced a new TV app that will allow users to “discover and watch TV shows and movies from multiple apps in one place.” You’ll be able to start a TV show or movie on one device and pick up where you left off on another one of your devices.
“Using apps on Apple TV, iPhone and iPad has become the primary way for so many of us to watch television,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of internet software and services, in a press release. “The TV app shows you what to watch next and easily discover TV shows and movies from many apps in a single place.”
The new TV app will also be available in December via a free tvOS and iOS software updates.