Apple TV Hacks

FireCore Releases Media Player 0.7 For Apple TV 2G; Adds New Features And Fixes Bugs

FireCore Releases Media Player 0.7 For Apple TV 2G; Adds New Features And Fixes Bugs

FireCore has released a new version of Media Player for the second generation Apple TV.

FireCore had introduced the new light weight Media Player that was written specially for iOS in aTV Flash (black) Beta6aTV Flash (black) is a software package that brings features such as the ability to surf the web, discover new music via Last.fm etc.

Video Of HTML5 Game Working On Hacked Apple TV 2G

While we eagerly wait for Apple to launch the App Store for their second generation Apple TV, folks at appletvblack report that they’ve managed to get an HTML5 game working on a jailbroken Apple TV 2G.

The game is a simple Blackjack game and not very pretty to look at, but it gives us a glimpse of the potential of the device, which we’ve known ever since we found out it runs a modified version of iOS.

FireCore Releases aTV Flash (Black) Beta6 For Apple TV 2G; Includes Huge Improvements In Playback Performance

FireCore Releases aTV Flash (Black) Beta6 For Apple TV 2G; Includes Huge Improvements In Playback Performance

FireCore has released aTV Flash (black) Beta6 for jailbroken Apple TV 2G. aTV Flash (black) is a software package that brings features such as the ability to surf the web, discover new music via Last.fm etc.

aTV Flash (black) Beta6 brings a number of new features, improvements and fixes, which includes includes huge improvements in playback performance and a new light weight media player that has been written for iOS. 

PwnageTool Bundle And Sn0wbreeze 2.7.2 Released To Jailbreak Apple TV 2G Software Update 4.2.2 (iOS 4.3)

iPhone Dev Team has released a bundle for PwnageTool for Mac and iH8sn0w has also released Sn0wbreeze 2.7.2 for Windows to jailbreak (untethered) Apple TV 2G Software 4.2.2.

Apple released Apple TV 2G Software Update 4.2.2 (iOS 4.3 – build 8F305) to fix some minor bugs and also add an audio output setting for switching to 16-bit audio for compatibility with some TVs and AV receivers.

Greenpois0n RC6: Untethered Jailbreak For iOS 4.2.1 Now Supports Apple TV 2G; Fixes Emulator Issues

Chronic Dev team has released greenpois0n RC6 to jailbreak Apple TV 2G on iOS 4.2.1 for both Mac and Windows.

Last weekend, Chronic Dev team had released greenpois0n to jailbreak iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch on iOS 4.2.1.

AirMediaPlayer: Hack Enables AirPlay Video Streaming From iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch To Windows PC

AirMediaPlayer: Hack Enables AirPlay Video Streaming From iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch To Windows PC

Folks from Technical University of Serres have developed an application called AirMediaPlayer as a fun networking project that allows users to stream media content from their iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch to a Windows PC.

Erica Sadun from TUAW has already developed a application called AirPlayer that allows users to stream media content from iPhone, iPad and iPod touch to a Mac.

Hacks Brings AirPlay Streaming To Linux and Windows; Enables Streaming Of AVI Files, DVD Content To Apple TV

Hacks Brings AirPlay Streaming To Linux and Windows; Enables Streaming Of AVI Files, DVD Content To Apple TV

We had reported about TUAW blogger and hacker Erica Sadun’s application called AirPlayer that enabled users to stream media content from an iDevice to a Mac using AirPlay.

It was simply put, a custom Bonjour service that lets a Mac identify itself as an Apple TV to the AirPlay app and trick it into playing stuff on the Mac. As you might be already aware, while AirPlay is a cool feature, the sad part about it was that it only works with the Apple TV 2G.

AirPlayer: Hack Enables AirPlay Streaming From iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch To Mac

AirPlayer: Hack Enables AirPlay Streaming From iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch To Mac

The latest version of iOS, iOS 4.2.1 gives users the ability to stream and watch videos from any iDevice to a television. While this is without doubt one of the coolest offerings in the new update, the AirPlay functionality is however limited to users who own the latest Apple TV.

This means that unless you own an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch and the Apple TV 2G, you cannot enjoy this service.

aTV Flash Brings New Features To Apple TV 2G; Including The Ability To Surf The Web

aTV Flash Brings New Features To Apple TV 2G; Including The Ability To Surf The Web

If you had the old Apple TV, you probably might have heard about aTV Flash, a software package that adds support for a browser, Boxee, USB hard drives, many file formats, EyeTV content, RSS feeds, FTP/SSH access, and additional plug-ins and apps.

Fire Core, developers of aTV have just released the first beta version of aTV Flash (black) for the new Apple TV.

Hack Enables AirPlay Feature For Third Party Apps

When Apple released the first beta version of iOS 4.2, we were excited about the AirPlay feature as it allowed users to stream content from apps like YouTube, Netflix, Mobile Safari that implemented the video playback controller to stream audio and video content to the new Apple TV.

However, when iOS 4.2.1 was released finally on Monday, we were disappointed to find out that the AirPlay feature was only available on the iPod and YouTube app and it was possible to only stream audio from third party apps.