Apple Releases Apple TV Software Update 5.1

Apple Releases Apple TV Software Update 5.1

Apple has just released Apple TV software update 5.1 (build number 10A406e) for 2nd and 3rd generation Apple TV.

It brings new features such as support for Shared Photo Streams, ability to send audio content from Apple TV to AirPlay-enabled speakers and devices, and the ability to save multiple iTunes accounts and switch between them quickly.

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Apple May Announce ‘AirPlay Direct’ at ‘iPhone 5′ Event; Will Allow Wireless Streaming Without Wi-Fi

Apple May Announce ‘AirPlay Direct’ at ‘iPhone 5′ Event; Will Allow Wireless Streaming Without Wi-Fi

The Telegraph claims that Apple is planning to introduce the next generation AirPlay video and audio streaming technology in September.

Apple’s AirPlay wireless protocol allows users to stream media content using Wi-Fi technology to AirPlay compatible devices like Apple TV from an iOS device or computer.

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Update On Jailbreak For Apple TV 3

Update On Jailbreak For Apple TV 3

Back in May, FireCore had released a new version of Seas0nPass that allowed users to jailbreak their Apple TV 2 on Apple TV 5.0.1 (iOS 5.1.1) software update. But Seas0nPass was not compatible with Apple TV 3.

Fast forward to today, and there is still no way to jailbreak Apple TV 3, but there is finally some hope, as 9to5Mac recently reported that the jailbreak for Apple TV 3 is in the works.

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CBS Open To Making Its Content Available On Apple TV, Provided Terms Are Right

CBS Open To Making Its Content Available On Apple TV, Provided Terms Are Right

CBS President and CEO Les Moonves, during the company’s quarterly earnings call, said that CBS is open to striking a deal with Apple for making its video content available on the Apple TV, as long as the deal is on terms decided by CBS execs.

Moonves had previously detailed his conversation with former Apple CEO Steve Jobs, in which he turned down an offer to be a part of Apple’s (not yet announced) subscription video service.

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Hulu Plus Now Available on Apple TV

Hulu Plus Now Available on Apple TV

MacRumors reports that Apple has launched the Hulu Plus channel on Apple TV today.

Hulu Plus is a popular online subscription streaming video service. Last year, rumors had claimed that Apple was working on a Hulu Plus app for Apple TV.

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iOS 6 Beta 3 For Apple TV Adds Ability To Stream Audio To AirPlay Enabled Speakers

iOS 6 Beta 3 For Apple TV Adds Ability To Stream Audio To AirPlay Enabled Speakers

iOS 6 beta 3 that was seeded to registered developers a couple of days back, adds the ability to stream audio to AirPlay speakers from the Apple TV.

Previously, the Apple TV could only receive AirPlay streams.

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aTV Flash (Black) 1.7 Brings trakt.tv to Apple TV

aTV Flash (Black) 1.7 Brings trakt.tv to Apple TV

FireCore has released a new v%rsion of aTV Flash (black) 1.7 for the jailbroken Apple TV 2G, which brings  seamless access to trakt.tv.

trakt.tv is a free service that automatically tracks the movies and TV shows you watch, and recommends related content.

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Apple TV Launches in 9 New Countries

Apple TV Launches in 9 New Countries

Hot on the heels of launching the iTunes Store in 12 new countries in Asia, Apple has also quietly launched Apple TV in some of these countries.

Earlier today, Apple launched the iTunes App Store in 12 new countries in Asia including Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Sri Lanka and Vietnam.

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Apple to Release TV SDK For Third-Party Apps at WWDC

Apple to Release TV SDK For Third-Party Apps at WWDC

We’ve heard that Apple will also unveil the operating system for the rumored Apple Television alongside iOS 6 at WWDC Keynote on Monday.

BGR now briefly reports that Apple will indeed be introducing a TV SDK for Apple TV products at WWDC on Monday.

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Apple Releases Apple TV Software Update 5.0.2

Apple Releases Apple TV Software Update 5.0.2

Apple has just released Apple TV software update 5.0.2 (essentially iOS 5.1.2 – build number 9B830) for Apple TV 2 and pple TV 3.

The changes and improvements in Apple TV software update 5.0.2 are not yet known.

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