Microsoft removes Minecraft for Apple TV because no one is playing it

October 10, 2018

Maybe not everyone has an Apple TV?

When the 4th generation Apple TV came out, it introduced a new way of experiencing content through the use of apps. This also meant that games usually played on iOS can now be ported on the Apple TV so you can play it on the big screen.

One of the big games announced back then was Minecraft, which would make sense to play on a bigger screen. But fast-forward to today and it has just been announced that Minecraft for Apple TV has just been discontinued because well, no one’s playing it.

“We’re grateful to the Apple TV community for their support, but we need to reallocate resources to the platforms that our players use the most,” the splash screen read as you open the game on the Apple TV.

It was mentioned though that users at the moment can still play the game and explore the virtual world, but it was also emphasized that Microsoft will no longer support the app.

I personally just use my Apple TV for watching videos and streaming movies. I’ve tried playing games on it but eventually, I just removed them.

Do you play games on the Apple TV? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

by Victor Philip Ortiz
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff. When he’s not busy playing with the latest games, Victor usually spends his time collecting Blu-rays and building his own movie library. As the Online Editor for T3 Middle East, he develops and writes content for which includes reviews, features, and videos in addition to managing its social media and web content.