FireCore seems to be on a roll this week with updates and releases. They have now released aTV Flash (black) Release Candidate 1 (RC1) for the Apple TV 2G.The aTV Flash package has been in beta for almost 10 months now so the fact that it is now moving forward is exciting for many users.
For those of you who don’t know what aTV Flash (black) is, the description from FireCore’s website may help you understand a bit better:
aTV Flash (black) is a user-friendly software package that supercharges your new black AppleTV, unleashing a plethora of new functionality. Don’t worry about the technical details – aTV Flash (black) is simple to use and safe for your AppleTV. Installation is a snap and doesn’t require any physical changes to the AppleTV.
• The ability to play popular media formats including MKV, AVI, MP4, and many others
• Surf the web and stream HTML5
• Access all of your DVDs on a single device
• Discover new music via Last.fm
• Automatically download and display cover art and other meta data from TheMovieDB and TheTVDB
• Stream media from a Mac, PC or NAS device directly to the AppleTV.
• Create video playlists
• Access to weather forecasts
• Keep track of all your favorite news via RSS feeds.
You can watch a demo video of the software package below as well:
The aTV Flash (black) software-package is currently available for pre-order 1 year worth of upgrades for a discounted price of $19.99, which will give you access to the release candidate version. You will need to have a jailbroken Apple TV 2G to use aTV Flash (black). For those of you who need to jailbreak your Apple TV 2G, you can do so using FireCore’s Seas0nPass, which was recently updated to support iOS 4.4.x. For those of you who are already jailbroken using a previous version of aTV Flash (black), you can download the RC1 version by going through Maintenance then Manage Extras. For those of you interested in seeing the change log, hit the source link below.
Share any thoughts, comments, and experiences regarding aTV Flash (black) below!
Source: FireCore (blog)