aTV Flash (Black) 1.7 Brings to Apple TV

aTV Flash (black)

FireCore has released a new v%rsion of aTV Flash (black) 1.7 for the jailbroken Apple TV 2G, which brings  seamless access to is a free service that automatically tracks the movies and TV shows you watch, and recommends related content.

FireCore has provided the following information on their blog:

With our integration on the Apple TV, watched movies and TV shows are automatically ‘scrobbled’ back to your profile. You will also have`the option to submit ratings for each video right from the Apple TV menu. Support for 2-way sync is also in the works, and will be available in a future version. 

In addition to the access to, aTV Flash (black) includes the following changes and improvements:

  • Added integration (scrobbling and ratings)
  • Added localized movie poster art
  • Added localized movie ratings
  • Added AirControl (beta) – an open control API for Apple TV
  • Added support for embedded DVB subtitles
  • Added advanced read-ahead buffering for SMB and NFS shares
  • Added Simplified Chinese translation
  • Added ‘Update All’ option
  • Added support for secure web logins
  • Improved metadata fetching speed
  • Improved video rotation detection for MOV files
  • Improved support for YUVJ420 & YUVJ422 formats (used by digital cameras)
  • Improved top-level menu layouts
  • Resolved crash when accessing ISO files on certain shares
  • Resolved potential streaming issues when using an unstable network
  • Resolved AFP related memory management issues
  • Other minor improvements & fixes

If you’ve already installed aTV Flash (black) then you can install the new version through the Maintenance –> Manage Extras menu.

Unfortunately, there is nothing exciting to report on the jailbreak for Apple TV 3:

the jailbreak for the 3rd gen Apple TV has proven to be a bit elusive up to this point. Work is still ongoing, and we’ll be sure to announce any developments as they become available.

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