This is how Apple TV does gaming

Apple’s got a new set-top box for your living room, and this time it’s got the ability to play games natively on the box. No more streaming from your phone or tablet: buy and download games directly on the new Apple TV when it launches this November.

This is how the new Apple TV will work with games.

The App Store now lives on Apple TV. Here's how it looks:

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Games are played using the new Apple TV remote. Here's a close-up of the remote:

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You'll notice it doesn't have standard gamepad buttons. That's because it's got a touchpad and motion-sensing built-in, standing in for traditional buttons:

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Since the motion-sensing technology is inside the remote, here's a look at it being used with racing game 'Asphalt':

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The games Apple showcased span from the simple...

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'Crossy Road' is heading to the Apple TV with new multiplayer support -- use your iPhone or iPad as a second, third, or fourth controller. Alternatively, use any supported Bluetooth gamepads.

To the slightly more complex...

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'Beat Sports' from 'Guitar Hero' and 'Rock Band' developer Harmonix.

To graphical powerhouses meant to showcase Apple TV's horsepower:

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Thankfully, any games you buy on Apple TV will also count as purchased on other iOS devices (as demonstrated by this photo):

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You can even start games using Apple's voice assistant, Siri. Here's someone asking Siri to start racing game 'Asphalt 8':

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