This Apple TV gaming controller takes you to console heaven [Reviews]


Game like a pro on your Apple TV with the Nimbus gaming controller.
Photo: Ste Smith/Cult of Mac

A few weeks ago, I found myself at the local Apple Store chatting to a sales associate who was demonstrating the SteelSeries Nimbus gaming controller. I had a quick go at the controls only to find myself duly impressed by the way it works as an Apple TV gaming controller.

I was intrigued enough to take another, closer look at this gaming pad to see if it’s worth picking up. Watch the video below to see my SteelSeries Nimbus review.

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The best Apple TV gaming controller

The bottom line: This Apple TV gaming controller is great. It’s well-built, fairly priced (currently $50 on Amazon), and has actually resulted in me using the Apple TV more for casual gaming.

Using a controller such as the Nimbus brings the Apple TV gaming experience a lot closer to a console experience. Once developers have created a few more console-like games, it’ll transform the Apple TV into a device you may choose over your PlayStation 4 or Xbox One once in a while.

I wouldn’t buy the SteelSeries Nimbus to use with an iPhone or iPad, but for the Apple TV, I think it is a must-have.

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SteelSeries provided Cult of Mac with a review unit for this article.


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