You can finally play Minecraft on your Apple TV

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The popular building and exploration game is finally on tvOS.
Photo: Mojang

2016 is certainly ending with a bang for Apple customers. Just days after Nintendo dropped Super Mario Run for iOS, Mojang’s smash hit Minecraft has landed for Apple TV.

Costing $19.99, Minecraft: Apple TV Edition isn’t cheap, but it’s something which is sure to be very popular among the game’s ultra-passionate fanbase.

“Do you own one of those fancy Apple TV devices?” a press release from Mojang reads.

“Maybe Santa has his elves cooking one up in their high-tech workshop? If either of those are true, I bring good news! We’ve just released Minecraft for the slim black boxes. And, for a limited time, it comes with seven pieces of lovely DLC, giving you the chance to customise the fun to your liking. Minecraft: Apple TV Edition currently includes the Holiday 2015, Town Folk, and City Folk skin packs, along with the Plastic, Natural, Cartoon, and Festive 2016 mash-ups. It costs $19.99 and is rolling out in all regions as I type.”

Apple TV Edition also includes the Ender Update, although you won’t yet be able to play Minecraft Realms or Xbox Live just yet — the company promises to update the game with these in the “near future.”

Apple TV hasn’t exactly been the Shangri-La for gamers that Apple initially suggested it would be. However, the arrival of the ultra-popular Minecraft is certainly a step in the right direction. At the very least, being able to play this on your TV should make the various player builds look all the more impressive.

The game was first shown off at Apple’s “Hello Again” event back in October.