MacPaw, the company behind the popular Clean My Mac app, has just released four Apple TV apps designed by MacPaw Labs, the company’s in-house “playground” where MacPaw Team members can create their own projects. The first results of their work are four apps for tvOS:
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Cosmos – Infinite Space is an arcade-style vertically scrolling space shooter, a reminder of the gameplay of the 70s and early 80s, coupled with modern technology. It combines the randomness of Asteroids with the core gameplay of Galaga to entice players to reach for an always higher score.
Although it has been possible to use Plex on the Apple TV for years now, it has never been simple to get it working on your device: you had to either jailbreak your Apple TV 2 and use an unofficial Plex client, or hack a non-jailbreakable Apple TV 3 using PlexConnect and hope that you won’t lose the hack with the next software update.
It looks that with the new Apple TV, everything will be much easier for Plex fans.
As expected, Apple has toady announced the next generation Apple TV with big focus on apps and gaming. It runs the all-new tvOS operating system, based on Apple’s iOS, enabling iOS developers to create new apps and games specifically for Apple TV. Users will be able to download apps directly through the new Apple TV App Store.
Apple makes incredible hardware and pulls out all the stops to showcase their latest inventions once or twice a year. Although initially not even considered for the iPhone, external development of apps for these devices has steadily grown in its influence and visibility. It should come as no surprise then that at least one lucky developer has been tapped to share the stage today and show off the potential of the new Apple TV with apps.