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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
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    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

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    Finally!

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    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.

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    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!

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    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.

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    Jailbreak??? For version 2 maybe??

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

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

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    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.

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    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.

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    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?

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    Does it still have Youtube icon ?

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    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".

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    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.

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

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    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

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