Few weeks back, a clever hack brought Plex, the popular media server to Apple TV without needing a jailbreak.
Apple TV 3
Apple has just released a major software update for the 2nd and 3rd generation Apple TV.
Apple TV Software Update 5.3 brings HBO GO and WatchESPN to Apple TV. The update also brings Sky News’ 24/7 news feed and on-demand news library, Crunchyroll, the leading global video service for Japanese Anime and Asian media and Qello, a leading on-demand streaming service for HD concerts and music documentaries.
Though Apple TV’s sales have been picking up, Apple hasn’t yet released an SDK for the platform to open it to third party developers. Instead, developers have been using the iOS SDK to pair devices with the Apple TV using AirPlay, the most notable example being Real Racing.
A few days ago, it was revealed that the tweaked Apple TV 3 comes with an A5 chip, as opposed to the earlier expected A5X chip. The chip was considerably smaller as compared to the previous version, with the die size being reduced by a factor of 2.
Back in January, Apple quietly released the iOS 6.1 firmware for an Apple TV device with code name J33I (the code name of the third generation Apple TV is J33).
Shortly after rumors of an Apple TV media event in March were debunked, TechCrunch contributor MG Siegler, based on his own sources, claims that Apple’s lining up something TV related for this fall. While he doesn’t have any specifics as to whether this would be about Apple’s long rumored full-fledged television or an SDK, he believes that third party apps would be a vital part of the equation.