Apple has made an interesting policy change on tvOS, where developers can now release binaries that are up to 4 GB in size. Before, developers had to release an app binary that was 200 MB max, and then download the rest of the app's content after the app was launched using On-Demand Resources. Because who doesn't enjoy downloading a game, then waiting for it to download without reliable background downloading support? This was a problem in particular with a beefy game like Transistor [$4.99], which had a lot of data to download. This is Apple fixing one of the big issues with Apple TV gaming that plagued it at launch. The other was the since-lifted requirement for Siri Remote controls alongside controllers, which led to ridiculous circumstances such as the Modern Combat 5 [Free] remote controls:

Modern Combat 5 Siri Remote

Along with the 4 GB binary limit, the On-Demand Resources portion of an app can be up to 20 GB. Blaze it! Of course, the current maximum size of an Apple TV is 32 GB, so don't expect a whole host of games taking advantage of 24 GB of content. This all may be too little, too late: Apple TV gaming has yet to make any kind of significant impact, though Apple might not be ready to give up on it quite yet.

  • brotherpatrick

    The maximum size of Apple TV is 64 GB! That's a little better, eh?

    • Clashingskulls

      I mean....that's more space. Hopefully we can get some nicer games on there...Firewatch, Superhot, a nice Nintendo game of some sort....

      • mabus51

        GTA hopefully

  • Anonomation

    Modern combat is horrible on TV

  • captainugboots

    Me and a lot of other people seem to own 64GB Apple TVs Mr Crater

  • ac166

    This is awesome! Hopefully this means a lot more games will support the Atv! It's starting to get some really great content!

  • RazJUK

    Apple TV is dross. Try Nvidia shield TV, far more powerful, good support & some fantastic games like Half-life 2, Portal, Doom 3, Borderlands 2, Metal Gear Revengence, Ultimate Chicken Horse & the normal apps on the Google play like Minecraft, GTA San Andreas, Bully etc, all with good controller support.