If you've been looking to play Minecraft with your Apple TV-owning gamer buddies now is the time to get excited. The latest update for the Apple TV version of this hit game enables "Realms," Minecraft's subscription-based multiplayer system. Korobi's site This updated version also features Xbox Live authentication support, that allows players to access their avatars and character skins.
When you buy a Realms account, it's like getting a Minecraft server, only it's managed by Microsoft so you don't have to mess with things like hosting or IP addresses. You get to control who is allowed to access your private Minecraft Realm as well. You don't have any worries about strangers visiting your Minecraft Realm, and then destroying it as you race around creating a wildly imaginative recreation of King's Landing in Game of Thrones. You can purchase a two- or 10-player Realm of your own for $3.99 and $7.99 for each.
Unfortunately, those with existing Realms subscriptions on Mac, Linux or PC will not be able to play alongside their iOS or Apple TV brethren; there are two separate Realms systems that are designed for PCs, and one that supports iOS, Android and Windows 10 users. We reached out to see whether there are plans to connect the two systems.
The procedurally-generated worlds of Minecraft deserve to be explored with others; now Apple TV and iOS fans have a chance to do just that... as long as they stick to their own platform.