You can play games on the new Apple TV with the fancy remote it comes with, but let's face it, some games are just better with a real controller. If you have your own MFi certified Bluetooth controller, you can just use that. Image courtesy of Ubisoft.
Over at How-To Geek, Lifehacker alum Jason Fitzpatrick explains how to pair a compatible Bluetooth controller with your Apple TV. Apple is promoting one specifically, the SteelSeries Nimbus, but any Bluetooth controller that is MFi certified will work just fine. The pairing process only requires a few steps in the Apple TV's settings and you're all set. As you explore for great apps to add to your Apple TV, keep an eye out for games that say "Game Controller Optional" and show a controller symbol in their description. Check out the complete step-by-step instructions at the link below.