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  • AppleTV Gets It's First Jailbroken App: NitoTV


    It didn't take long for our jailbroken AppleTV's to get rocking with custom Apps. The first app to come to AppleTV is called nitoTV.

    nitoTV is a front end application for the popular mplayer media player. Using perian and Apple's DVDPlayback.framework, users can create playlists and add files or folders of their choice.

    So what else does NitoTV do? Well it's more than just a media player. Supposedly you can even use NitoTV to play nes, snes, genesis, game gear and gameboy advanced roms, view RSS feeds and 3-day Weather forecasts.

    At this point, you should be able to play almost any media file type. However, the installation process might have the unexperienced scratching their head. You will be required to SSH the files over to your AppleTV.

    Note: The current installer packages are NOT for AppleTV 2, but the original AppleTV. At the moment the only portion for AppleTV 2 is the weather portion. Don't get too excited just yet.

    While not everything is working 100%, this is still a big step forward for Apps on the AppleTV. NitoTV has tweeted "oh and ill do my best to have a basic nitoTV out soon with at least Weather and RSS feeds working.. other stuff will take longer.". So expect some updates in the near future for nitoTV.




    Grab the installer and read more below:

    AppleTV 2 - AwkwardTV
    NitoTV Take 2 - AwkwardTV
    This article was originally published in forum thread: AppleTV Gets It's First Jailbroken App: NitoTV started by nickhesson View original post
    Comments 57 Comments
    1. FURBY8704's Avatar
      FURBY8704 -
      Quote Originally Posted by reanimationxp View Post
      as i said, l2 read. and thanks for proving my entire argument. you can go diaf now.
      so in other words you came to bash what you already know wasn't out yet....hmmm lots of time on your hands ey??

      do everyone a favor and go fdiaft.
    1. luvmytj's Avatar
      luvmytj -


      I can see great things on the ATV2 horizon!
    1. reanimationxp's Avatar
      reanimationxp -
      this kid never quits. re-read, i'm not explaining anymore.
    1. zplit's Avatar
      zplit -
      Guys I just got my apple tv... How do I jailbreak this? Any help plz
    1. SnR's Avatar
      SnR -
      This is a good start. Maybe a Computer based Cydia to get jailbroken apps onto the TV, like Cyder so that the AppTV can use Cydia.
    1. aj8600's Avatar
      aj8600 -
      I also thought aboutthe computer based cydia.... I really hope it can happen
    1. bignighttrain's Avatar
      bignighttrain -
      Got my apple tv today
    1. shagster40's Avatar
      shagster40 -
      Quote Originally Posted by zplit View Post
      Guys I just got my apple tv... How do I jailbreak this? Any help plz
      I usd pwnge tool 4.1.1 and built a firmware. I think you can use greenpois0n as well but not suree
    1. zplit's Avatar
      zplit -
      Quote Originally Posted by shagster40 View Post
      I usd pwnge tool 4.1.1 and built a firmware. I think you can use greenpois0n as well but not suree
      Thanks... The firmware u built is there a way to share?
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      You need pwnage tool to put the apple tv in dfu for it to accept the custom firmware, so no point sharing firmware.
    1. zplit's Avatar
      zplit -
      Quote Originally Posted by x98car View Post
      You need pwnage tool to put the apple tv in dfu for it to accept the custom firmware, so no point sharing firmware.
      iight man thanks... I give a try when I get home.
    1. ARCHA1C's Avatar
      ARCHA1C -
      I just ordered a new Apple TV yesterday.
      With the current firmware easily jailbroken, and the proof-of-concept app by Nitotv successfully running, I felt that it was as good a time as any to get in on the game. I see lots of potential here.
      I would have never even considered buying the new Apple TV if it hadn't been jailbroken. The limitation on the file formats was a deal-breaker. I hope there will be workarounds for playing non-apple file formats in HD.
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      Quote Originally Posted by ARCHA1C View Post
      I just ordered a new Apple TV yesterday.
      With the current firmware easily jailbroken, and the proof-of-concept app by Nitotv successfully running, I felt that it was as good a time as any to get in on the game. I see lots of potential here.
      I would have never even considered buying the new Apple TV if it hadn't been jailbroken. The limitation on the file formats was a deal-breaker. I hope there will be workarounds for playing non-apple file formats in HD.
      That's exactly why I bought mine. I have 2 PS3's in my house to stream HD content via TVersity and Hulu+ at the moment. If the jailbreak allows me to load Hulu and a media server I'll sell both my PS3's and get another AppleTV2.
    1. ARCHA1C's Avatar
      ARCHA1C -
      Amen, Mr. OrangeFont!
      I use an Xbox360 to stream my media from a Home Server, but even that has file format limitations.
      Some of the other boxes (Popcorn Hour, Roku etc.) have a great compatibility list, but they either have clunky interfaces, are too expensive, or poorly designed.
      I know the Apple TV has a great design and great interface, so I'm depending on the jailbreak community to take it to new heights.
      I'm just a bit worried about 3rd party media players not having access to hardware accelerated playback... But, for $105 (after tax) I think it's worth the gamble.
      Quote Originally Posted by Poseidon79 View Post
      That's exactly why I bought mine. I have 2 PS3's in my house to stream HD content via TVersity and Hulu+ at the moment. If the jailbreak allows me to load Hulu and a media server I'll sell both my PS3's and get another AppleTV2.
    1. gixxerhoff750's Avatar
      gixxerhoff750 -
      Sorry to reserect this old thread, but I'm sure by now theres some new apps and info on what you can do with this appletv? I'm hoping to stream from websites and run apps on it if possible? i4iphones app maybe? I know I can stream almost anything to my iphone.
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Actually I dont think too much more has come out of it yet.
    1. mortopher's Avatar
      mortopher -
      Quote Originally Posted by gixxerhoff750 View Post
      Sorry to reserect this old thread, but I'm sure by now theres some new apps and info on what you can do with this appletv? I'm hoping to stream from websites and run apps on it if possible? i4iphones app maybe? I know I can stream almost anything to my iphone.
      @nitotv tends to be my main source of info for it, he usually stays on top of what's new for atv2


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