Apple Releases Apple TV Software Update 5.0.1

Apple has released Apple TV software update 5.0.1 (essentially iOS 5.1.1 – build number 9B206f) for Apple TV 2 and Apple TV 3.

Apple had released iOS 5.1.1 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch earlier in the week, which included some minor improvements and bug fixes.

Apple TV software update 5.0.1 includes the following new features and improvements:

  • iTunes previews – Previews for movies and TV shows from the iTunes Store can now be viewed in HD.
  • AirPlay – Fixes an issue that caused some iOS apps to have trouble connecting via AirPlay.
  • Home Sharing – Improves the reliability of Home Sharing connections.
  • Netflix – Addresses an issue affecting Netflix login and navigation.
  • Stability and performance – Includes fixes for issues affecting stability and performance.
Jailbreakers may want to hold off updating to Apple TV software update 5.0.1.
You can update your Apple TV via the Settings menu (General -> Update Software).