We previously reported on the inclusion of a TV-screen friendly version of the Madefire comics on the revamped Apple TV platform, and it’s getting a lot of love from Technology critics on its full debut.
International computer giant Apple – the makers of iPads, iPones and more – announced an App Store for its new Apple TV 4 last month, and its launch partners not only include a lot of games, content readers and video viewers – but a Madefire app to bring comics to your screens, the only digital comics app available with the initial launch.
Naturally, this is a huge deal for Madefire, a company was founded by artist Liam Sharp, Ben Wolstenholme and Eugene Walden. The winner of Pipedream Comics Digital Comics App of 2014, Madefire delivers an innovative mobile and tablet app with a rich catalogue of new digital comics and Motion Books — the flagship reading experience with added interactivity, sound and motion.
Weekly specials include free comics every Friday and featured day-and-date releases for new comics every Wednesday.
Last revamped in 2012, the new Apple TV4 offers a number of new features, including Siri functionality, an all-new remote, gaming support, and the native Apple TV App Store for downloading and installing third-party apps and games right on the device.
“I never imagined I would get hooked on reading comic books on a TV screen,” comments Brian X. Chen over on the New York Times. ” That changed last week after I picked up a new Apple TV.
“The new device, which is similar to a set-top box and brings video and music from the Internet to a television, now has an app store. So I downloaded Madefire, one of the first apps available for the new device. Madefire adds a twist to digital comics with sound effects, music and motion, bringing the panels to life on the big screen. Within minutes, I was bingeing on a series about Superman turning into a corrupt dictator.”
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• For more about Madefire and their digital comics visit www.madefire.com