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  • Apple TV Update Delivers NBA League Pass and MLB TV


    Not to be lost in the shuffle today among Apple's bustling updates/releases like iOS 4.3 and Safari 5.0.4, Apple TV also received a software update (to version 4.2,) on Wednesday. What we have, among the new features, is the arrival of live streaming games for NBA League Pass and MLB TV subscribers.

    Consequently, Apple TV users can now watch all the basketball and baseball their hearts can handle. Of course, both services remain subscription based, just like Netflix, which comes preloaded on Apple TV but requires activation via an existing account. Nonetheless, the fusion of Apple TV with a major sports platform represents a bit of a curve-ball to some users who remain pleasantly surprised by the evolutionary steps of Apple TV.

    According to Apple, today's software update also delivers:

    • AirPlay for apps: Use AirPlay to wirelessly stream video from apps and Safari on your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
    • Netflix Dolby Digital 5.1: Enjoy Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound when watching Netflix movies and TV shows
    • New slideshow themes: View photos with the new Scrapbook, Photo Mobile, and Holiday Mobile slideshow themes.
    • Improved on-screen keyboard: Search and enter names and passwords more easily with the redesigned on-screen keyboard.
    Source: Apple
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple TV Update Delivers NBA League Pass and MLB TV started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 60 Comments
    1. TheDirtyDiddler's Avatar
      TheDirtyDiddler -
      Quote Originally Posted by bigorangekitty View Post
      Huh. If you're not happy with the performance, don't keep it. That's my motto. The only time I had any issue at all, was when I was doing the tethered Jailbreak with Seas0n Pass by Firecore. Then I just restored, and waited for greenpois0n. Which I'm interested in finding out if GP works with the new update. I somehow highly doubt it does.

      Take care, I hope you find a way to resolve your issues. I'm sure you've tried restoring, switching between hard wired and wireless...
      I was so close to returning it. I had the shipping labels and it was in my car. But then I had a change of heart and decided to hold onto it in hopes that it has potential for a brighter future through updates. I've yet to install this update, so we'll see how it goes...
    1. bigorangekitty's Avatar
      bigorangekitty -
      I'm confused about what iOS version this new apple tv update is? I thought GP jailbroke iOS 4.2.1? This article says apple released iOS 4.2 for ATV today? Just confused?
    1. I Love Taylor <3's Avatar
      I Love Taylor <3 -
      Love the new on- screen keyboard interface!!!


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    1. santacruzlocal's Avatar
      santacruzlocal -
      FINALLY !!! I can't wait to get MLB Season Pass!!!
    1. opiak's Avatar
      opiak -
      yay, now this will make me finally purchase an apple tv. now i wonder with the iOS update, will we be able to airplay nba league pass mobile? either way, glad i got the broadband version.
    1. ReggieSmith's Avatar
      ReggieSmith -
      Quote Originally Posted by johnnyboy13 View Post
      I have had nothing but trouble with my ATV gen 2 in the past 2 days. The update has not help much either. All settings are correct and up to date yet it refuses to find anything in my library. I should mention this has only happened since I bought my new MacBook pro.
      Are you sure you have items in iTunes marked for sharing? Maybe that setting didn't transfer over?
    1. steveken's Avatar
      steveken -
      Has anyone tried the GP jailbreak yet? And does this ability to have MLB.TV on it still have the stupid, unfair blackout rules applied to it like the computer version?
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      I love the league pass interface!
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      This would be really cool if only the games weren't blocked because I am not in the US
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      That sucks for you.
    1. kingmofo's Avatar
      kingmofo -
      Ummmm I have no NBA league pass. Is it cuz i'm in Canada?
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      the option isn't even on the menu?
    1. Nickaroni22's Avatar
      Nickaroni22 -
      Pretty Cool, I only wish for NFL RedZone now.........
    1. mortopher's Avatar
      mortopher -
      Quote Originally Posted by x98car View Post
      This would be really cool if only the games weren't blocked because I am not in the US
      Oh boohoo! Poor mister living in paradise can't get league pass on ATV! That just means more time to go enjoy the amazing beaches and sunny weather! Poor guy!
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by mortopher View Post
      Oh boohoo! Poor mister living in paradise can't get league pass on ATV! That just means more time to go enjoy the amazing beaches and sunny weather! Poor guy!
      Lol, just means I'll have to watch it on my 27" iMac like I have been doing
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      That sounds depressing Simon
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Well, hopefully a tweak will come along to allow me to watch them on atv.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Cant you run it via a proxy?
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      I use netshade on my Mac. Not too sure how to setup a proxy for atv. Might have to look into that.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      You should be able to do it thru your mac