Recently, an update was released for the Minecraft Pocket apps, where the Apple TV version of the popular game receives support for Xbox Live and for the Realms gameplay features. For those of you who might not know about it, Realms is the paid online gameplay feature that was released initially back in June. It is available for the Windows 10, iOS and Android versions of the Minecraft Pocket.
More about Realms
Realms is in fact a service that allows an easy set up and lets you invite maximum 10 friends for a private server in the game. As such, you can play together with your friends and family online. Now this service is available for Apple TV too, so players can access their servers on the device too. They are available starting with the price of $3.99 a month for a three-people server and $7.99 a month for 11 people including yourself.
The recent update naturally comes with some new features in stock. Among them we can see a Power Rangers skin pack, more commands which you can use (/stopsound, /playsound, /clear, /difficulty, /me etc), new game rules (drowningdamage, sendcommandfeedback, faildamage, commandblockoutput etc.) and command blocks. Moreover, you will also get minecart with command block and, as we mentioned, Apple TV support for Xbox Live and Realms.
What’s more interesting is that there are some tweaks too. You can see that in the Storage manager the magnifying glass does not appear anymore over the entered text. The jump range of the magma cubes has been fixed to the right value, and the lapis lazuli icon now appears in the enchanting tables. Lastly, the team corrected the accuracy of the fireball shots from ghasts. People are excited that the update comes with some bug fixes too, which makes it even better.