Hot on the heels of releasing iOS 6.1.3 for iOS devices, Apple also released an update for the Apple TV, bumping its software version to 5.1.2. The update contains a number of security related fixes as well as a redesigned Hulu experience.
From Hulu’s blog:
[W]e’ve added content categories across the top navigation bar to make it easy to for you to jump to your chosen section – whether it is TV, Kids, Latino, Search, or something else. Inside each category, you’ll discover what’s new in our content library so it’s easy to discover new shows and keep up with the shows you already love. You can also jump into your favorite shows right away with the “Shows You Watch” tray. We built this to make sure you never miss a new episode or lose your place in a series.
Once you decide on the show you want to watch, simply press the “Play” button and the latest episode of the series will automatically start playing.
While your favorite episode or clip is playing, hold down the “Select” button until Subtitles and Audio appears to turn on captions.
The update also contains a number of security related bug fixes that patch the exploits used by the evad3rs team for the evasi0n jailbreak. These fixes prevent the possibility of a local user executing unsigned code, determining addresses of certain structures in the kernel and executing arbitrary code in the kernel.
The Apple TV update is available to all 2nd and 3rd gen Apple TV devices right away.
Update: Apple’s published release notes for the update:
- iTunes in the Cloud: Browse and play your purchased iTunes music directly from iCloud. This feature may not be available in all countries.
- Bluetooth keyboard: Use your Apple Wireless Keyboard to control your Apple TV. See this article for more information.
- AirPlay audio for videos: Send stereo audio from movies, TV shows, and other videos on Apple TV to AirPlay-enabled speakers and devices (including AirPort Express and other Apple TVs).
- Stability and performance: Includes general performance and stability improvements