XBMC has finally been released for the new Apple TV. Here you have all the instructions you need to get it working on your device.
NOTE: the following HOW-TO requires you to have Jailbroken ATV2 version 4.1 or 4.2.1.
Here is how to jailbreak your ATV2:
How to jailbreak Apple TV 2 on iOS 4.2.1 with Seas0nPass
How-To: Jailbreak Apple TV 2G on iOS 4.2.1 with PwnageTool
Step 1 (accessing the Apple TV): in the Terminal application on your Mac, enter the following:
$ ssh root@<your ATV2 IP adress>
if AppleTV.local doesn’t work (find your atv IP address in Settings ->General -> Network).
Use “alpine” as your password if you haven’t changed it already.
- If you named your Apple TV something other than “AppleTV” then you need to replace the text above.
- The first time you do this, it might take a few moments to establish a connection.
Step 2: Paste the following code into Terminal (line by line; hit Enter after each line)
$ echo “deb https://mirrors.xbmc.org/apt/atv2 ./” > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/xbmc.list
$ apt-get update
$ apt-get install org.xbmc.xbmc-atv2
After XBMC is successfully installed, Frontrow (ATV2 home screen) will restart and you will see XBMC in it.
- aTV Flash: download XBMC via Maintenance –> Manage Extras.
- nitoTV: install the latest nitoTV to auto-install XBMC