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  • Apple TV Updated to Version 6.0, Adds iTunes Radio and iCloud AirPlay Support


    Apple recently released its anticipated software update to the Apple TV today, adding support for iTunes Radio and AirPlaying content from iCloud, much like music from iTunes Match, to another person’s Apple TV. The new software update arrives just a few days after it was rumored to appear. The reports did correctly reveal that Apple was planning to update the AirPlay wireless streaming functionality of its set-top box.

    The new AirPlay over iCloud functionality allows users to take any purchased iTunes content such as music, movies or TV episodes and stream it directly to an Apple TV that may not be configured with their iTunes login credentials. The authentication is instead provided wirelessly by a connected iOS device such as an iPhone or iPad.

    Version 6.0 of the Apple TV software also adds access to purchase from the iTunes Music Store and allows users to sync their podcasts. Photos from a shared Photo Stream can also be accessed via the Apple TV. Last but not least, the software update brings the newly launched iTunes Radio service, which is similar to the established Internet streaming music provider, Pandora. Apple’s iTunes Radio debuted on Wednesday on the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch with the release of iOS 7 and has now made its way to the Apple TV.

    The recent software update may be the last software refresh before the company’s rumored Apple TV hardware refresh. The company took delivery of a mysterious shipment of “set-top boxes” in the days leading up to the iPhone 5S and 5C announcement but we’ll have to wait for more concrete information.

    Source: Apple
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple TV Updated to Version 6.0, Adds iTunes Radio and iCloud AirPlay Support started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 10 Comments
    1. hogcia's Avatar
      hogcia -
      This was their big update? No Appstore at least? Wow. This is why I own a Roku 3. Blows Apple TV away.
    1. hoekapika's Avatar
      hoekapika -
      I tried to update and it has a connect to iTunes screen now ? It's showing a hdmi to USB ? Any help

      Scratch that its a micro USB cable I need lol
    1. Jj2345's Avatar
      Jj2345 -
      Don't see what's so special about this update
    1. bamgates's Avatar
      bamgates -
      Well There's No XBMC for You Lol..... Roku 3 Still Lack Power. Good Luck With That Bro!

      Quote Originally Posted by hogcia View Post
      This was their big update? No Appstore at least? Wow. This is why I own a Roku 3. Blows Apple TV away.
    1. novadam's Avatar
      novadam -
      I'm on 5.3 and my ATV keeps saying its up to date when I click update. WTF.
    1. Shigoroku's Avatar
      Shigoroku -
      Quote Originally Posted by hoekapika View Post
      I tried to update and it has a connect to iTunes screen now ? It's showing a hdmi to USB ? Any help

      Scratch that its a micro USB cable I need lol
      Mine won't let me update. I'm currently on 5.3 and it says I have the latest software. I guess Apple stopped pushing the update due to problems.
    1. michaelsquared's Avatar
      michaelsquared -
      The update was pulled for reasons unknown. However, some users complained of if bricking their Apple TVs
    1. Sage I's Avatar
      Sage I -
      No can update here either...
    1. Lysias55's Avatar
      Lysias55 -
      apple pulled the update
    1. Sage I's Avatar
      Sage I -
      Quote Originally Posted by Lysias55 View Post
      apple pulled the update
      Bummer dude...