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Bowling Central Will Turn Your Apple Watch Into A Wii Remote For Apple TV


The upcoming Apple Watch software update gives third-party developers access to the hardware’s accelerometer data, and that’s the feature one company is using to add Wii-like motion controls to their Apple TV gaming title. Rolocule Games is already testing a working version of an update for Bowling Central, one of its games designed with AirPlay streaming from an iPad or iPhone to your Apple TV-connected display, that lets you swing your arm (with Apple Watch attached) to provide lifelike bowling experiences.

Rolocule isn’t new to this type of thing; they created a version of their Motion Tennis game that supports motion controls from an Android smartphone back in March, which included Android Wear support. This Apple Watch feature wasn’t possible previously because of the limitations of Apple’s original WatchKit developer tools, but come fall, with the public launch of iOS 9, it’ll be made available to all.


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