International computer giant Apple – the makers of iPads, iPones and more – has just announced an App Store for its new Apple TV 4, 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, as the only comics app on the new App Store at launch, a company was founded by artist Liam Sharp, Ben Wolstenholme and Eugene Walden.
Apple TV gives you access to the biggest names in entertainment, in up to 1080p HD. You just plug it in and enjoy a whole world of films, TV programmes, sport, music and more. And you can show anything that’s on your iOS device or Mac on your HDTV with AirPlay.
The Apple TV App Store will let users download experiences like games and video content apps to the set-top box and play them on their television. Developer tools will be available to help app makers build these experiences, and TechCrunch reports evelopers will be able to release Universal Apps that run on iPhone, iPad and Apple TV.
If users are playing a game on their iPad, they can switch it up onto their Apple TV with ease.
Apple Music will also be available through Apple TV, along with Madefire comics, the 3D space combat game Galaxy On Fire, Rayman Adventures, a Disney Infinity (Star Wars) Starfighter game, Guitar Hero, fitness , shopping and sports viewers.
“We’re thrilled to be the first and only books on Apple TV at launch,” Ben Wolstenholme, Madefires’s CEO told downthetubes, “with Madefire’s Motion Books setting the industry standard.”
• For more about AppleTV and other Apple products visit: www.apple.com
• For more about Madefire and their digital comics visit www.madefire.com
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.