On Shadow’s discord, they recently announced their plans to launch Shadow on the Apple TV and have opened sign-ups for a closed beta. This is certainly exciting and if you want to be at the forefront of this new landscape for cloud gaming you can signup here.
While the Apple TV is not bundled with a controller, you can connect a third party controller to the device. This capability combined with Shadow may just allow the Apple TV to be a true contender as a game console in the future! Currently, Apple promotes only a single controller for the Apple TV and that’s the SteelSeries Nimbus. It features a joystick layout resembling the Playstation controller but resembles an Xbox controller in shape and button layout. The Apple TV supports Bluetooth but they also have an additional certification process, so to ensure compatibility you’ll want to look for a controller that is MFi Certified.