Play Guitar Hero Live on your new Apple TV

Published On November 13, 2015 | By Kirk Hiner | Apple TV

Or don’t. It’s up to you, really, I’m just letting you know it’s now an option.

Activision’s Guitar Hero Live is the latest incarnation of the rhythm game variation you thought was long dead. We initially told you about it back when it was released for iOS, and wondered if the game would lose some (or maybe all) of its appeal on a tiny iPhone or iPad screen.

Guitar Hero Live

With Apple TV compatibility, however, that’s no longer an issue; everyone will get to watch you pretend to rock out in two game modes: GH Live and GHTV

GH Live, a first-person perspective, live-action experience, delivers the full emotional roller coaster of being on stage and performing in a real band in front of real crowds that dynamically react to how well you play. GHTV, the world’s first playable music video network, is a 24-hour game mode that lets fans play along to a continually-updated collection of official music videos, across a wide variety of genres. GHTV launched with more than 200 songs, with over 70 new songs to be added by the end of the year at no extra cost beyond the price of the game.

Of course, Apple TV users are going to need the newly designed guitar (which it looks like you can only get from T-Mobile) as your old Guitar Hero hardware isn’t compatible with Guitar Hero Live. The new features six buttons—two rows of three buttons—that better reflect the way people naturally play. Hard to duplicate that on the Apple TV remote, but those content to play on the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch will be good with just the touchscreen.

For more information, visit Guitar Hero Live is available now for free in the iTunes App Store. A full game unlock will run you $49.95.

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is greatly looking forward to the day when he no longer cares about Apple, games, and gaming technology. But right now he does, and he loves to talk about them, just as he's been doing on the web since 1998. He can otherwise be spotted as that one guy in Ohio wearing a Minnesota North Stars hockey sweater. Kirk has a wife and three kids, and is a generally happy fellow.