New Steelseries Nimbus Gamepad Controller Will Play Nice with New Apple TV


You have probably heard that the new Apple TV coming out in October can finally play games and will have its own App Store. You probably also heard that the new Apple TV has a fancy new remote that integrates touch, voice, and motion controls. That might be fine and all for casual games, but real gamers know that hardcore gaming on a TV requires a real game controller and Steelseries will be the first to deliver with their new Steelseries Nimbus, the first gamepad controller designed for the Apple TV. Not only that, it will also work on all your other iOS based devices such as your iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.

Key Features:

  • Lightning connector
  • Rechargeable 40+ hour battery life 
  • Lithium ion rechargable batteries
  • Pressure-sensitive buttons

The new Steelseries Nimbus controller will be available in October alongside the new Apple TV with a price tag around $49.99.

Press Release

CHICAGO – Sept. 10, 2015 – SteelSeries, the global leader in gaming peripherals and accessories, today presents a new wireless gamepad controller for the new Apple TV: the SteelSeries Nimbus.

“SteelSeries is at the center of the biggest evolution in gaming. Nimbus represents a new standard in wireless gaming controllers and we’re pleased to be bringing this controller to this incredible platform,” said Ehtisham Rabbani, SteelSeries CEO. “Our global gaming pedigree, together with our unyielding pursuit of simple, modern design is on full display with Nimbus. We’re thrilled to deliver a truly premium product for the new Apple TV at a great price.”

The Nimbus Wireless Gamepad Controller includes an unprecedented combination of features:

  • Rechargeable battery with 40+ hours of life for extended play
  • Lightning connector for rapid charging
  • Menu button for instant navigation
  • Pressure sensitive buttons for precise control

“Nimbus is the result of a lengthy and rigorous R&D effort,” said Craig Olson, President of SteelSeries Worldwide Mobile. “Our engineers and designers have worked tirelessly to create a wireless gaming controller worthy of the new Apple TV. Nimbus will allow consumers around the world to play amazing games on Apple TV, iPhone, iPad, and Mac with an unprecedented level of performance.”

Pricing & Availability

The SteelSeries Nimbus Gaming Controller will be available on and in Apple Stores around the globe in late October with a $49.95 / €59.95 MSRP. Please visit for more information about the controller and sign-up to be contacted once it’s available.


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