Results 1 to 16 of 16

Your favorite Apple, iPhone, iPad, iOS, Jailbreak, and Cydia site.


Thread: Apple TV Gets 5.1 Software Update

  1. #1
    MMi Staff Writer Michael Essany's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Valparaiso, Indiana
    Posts
    3,852
    Thanks
    17
    Thanked 1,482 Times in 568 Posts

    Default Apple TV Gets 5.1 Software Update


    Apple on Monday rolled out an update for Apple TV.

    According to details made available by Apple today, update 5.1 delivers a number of changes and improvements, including:

    Shared Photo Streams - Accept invitations for Shared Photo Streams, browse photos and comments, and receive notifications of new content.

    AirPlay - Send audio content from Apple TV to AirPlay-enabled speakers and devices (including AirPort Express and other Apple TVs). Also includes the ability to require an onscreen code to use AirPlay with your Apple TV.

    iTunes account switching - Save multiple iTunes accounts and switch quickly between them.

    Trailers - Search movie trailers. In the United States, see show times for local theaters.

    Screen savers - New Cascade, Shrinking Tiles, and Sliding Panels screen savers.

    Main menu - Reorder icons on the second page by holding down the select button on the remote.

    Subtitles - SDH support for the deaf and hard-of-hearing as well as improvements to viewing and selecting subtitles.
    This is the first Apple TV update since the beginning of summer.

    The Apple TV Software Update 5.1 is available for download now.

    Source: Apple

  2. #2
    Livin the iPhone Life bigboyz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    North East Coast
    Posts
    1,748
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 269 Times in 174 Posts

    Finally!

  3. #3
    I can't wait to check it out.
    I hope Netflix has been updated as well. It's so awful at the moment.. definitely not something I would imagine Apple would put their name behind.

  4. #4
    Seems to speed up my Apple TV 2! So happy not really tried any of the other items that are listed but it does seem faster!

  5. #5
    Any word on a jb for this update? Possible that the current jb is still capable or not a chance? Just don't want to lose my remote hd control and xbmc access is essential.

  6. #6
    iPhone? More like MyPhone Dranon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Sacandaga Lake
    Posts
    178
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 10 Times in 9 Posts

    Jailbreak??? For version 2 maybe??

  7. #7
    Super Moderator iYeow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Vancouver, Canada
    Posts
    13,955
    Thanks
    76
    Thanked 2,758 Times in 2,647 Posts

    Already saved my 5.0.2 blob yesterday just in case there is no jailbreak for 5.1

  8. #8
    No apps, no weather, lame even at $100.

  9. #9
    iPhoneaholic iH85CH001's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    United States of America
    Posts
    312
    Thanks
    383
    Thanked 16 Times in 14 Posts

    Not gonna update until i update to ios 6. Wont update 2 ios 6 until untethered jailbreak is out. I will stay with what i have for as long as possible.

  10. #10
    Banned
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    In the shadows
    Posts
    798
    Thanks
    120
    Thanked 74 Times in 47 Posts

    I've been running the beta of this for ages. Its better than the previous firmware.
    I like the way you can move icons around and remove then totally.
    I've removed all the unnecessary icons that are useless outside USA. I have about 6 icons left.

  11. #11
    The only problem I have found is I can no longer highlight the "Movies" icon and hold down the select button to put Apple TV to sleep, where i could before. Is it just me or everyone?

  12. #12
    Super Moderator iYeow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Vancouver, Canada
    Posts
    13,955
    Thanks
    76
    Thanked 2,758 Times in 2,647 Posts

    Does it still have Youtube icon ?

  13. #13
    Quote Originally Posted by dopeyrat View Post
    The only problem I have found is I can no longer highlight the "Movies" icon and hold down the select button to put Apple TV to sleep, where i could before. Is it just me or everyone?
    That is because they changed the holding down select gives you the ability to move the icons around. I will miss that too. I used to just hold menu and then hold select when I was done with it to turn it "off".

  14. #14
    Quote Originally Posted by iYeow View Post
    Already saved my 5.0.2 blob yesterday just in case there is no jailbreak for 5.1
    It's actually possible to downgrade an ATV2 without saving the blobs. You have to log in with the admin account on your Mac, enable viewing of hidden files, and change a hosts file. When I first got my ATV2 around Christmas of last year there was not yet a JB for the firmware that came preinstalled, so I did all this and downgraded to a jailbreakable version.

    It makes me wonder if the same thing can be done with an iPhone. Here's the thread on firecore's site telling you how to do it.

    **EASY**Downgrade to 4.3 firmware on apple tv 2 | FireCore

    As for me, I'll probably never upgrade my ATV2 unless they come out with some freaking awesome new features. Reinstalling XBMC along with all the plugins is too much of a hassle for me to upgrade for a few measly features like 5.1 offers.

  15. #15
    What's Jailbreak?
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    San Juan, Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico
    Posts
    10
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Quote Originally Posted by iYeow View Post
    Does it still have Youtube icon ?
    Yes, it still does.

  16. #16
    Green Apple
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    massachusetts
    Posts
    85
    Thanks
    10
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Quote Originally Posted by iH85CH001 View Post
    Not gonna update until i update to ios 6. Wont update 2 ios 6 until untethered jailbreak is out. I will stay with what i have for as long as possible.
    Wrong thread then buddy

Posting Permissions
  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •