Photo Stream and AirPlay Mirroring for iPad 2 Coming to Apple TV 2

by tomek on June 7, 2011

Among the tons of the new features that will come to our iDevices this fall along with iCloud and iOS 5, there are two Apple TV2-related features. The first one is Photo Stream – a special Photo Stream album on your Apple TV 2 will let you access your photos stored in iCloud. iCloud’s Photo Stream service automatically uploads the photos you take or import on any of your devices and wirelessly pushes them to all your devices and computers.

The other feature is AirPlay mirroring that lets wirelessly display everything you do on your iPad 2 right on your HDTV through Apple TV 2. According to Apple’s iOS 5 promo video, this will let you airplay not only photos, videos and websites (it’s already available on Apple TV 2) but also video games. To allow atv2 to make use of the AirPlay mirroring, the new Apple TV 4.4 software will be released. The beta version of this new firmware has been released to the developers yesterday.

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  • I’m having a hard time understanding why the mirroring is limited to the iPad 2 when AirPlay works perfectly fine (even in the background) on the 1st gen iPad. 

  • nik444

    and what about iPhone 4?

  • Nellynelson76

    How do you download the ipsw to apple tv? ive iOS5 on iPhone 4, but how do I get 4.4 onto apple tv 2? Sorry to sound a doofus btw. Also, I ain’t hack, I don’t wanna if I can help it. Cheers.

  • Nuije152

    i too dont know how to update my apple tv, please help us out with the upgrade. Ive downloaded update towards imac, but how to transfer to appletv?


  • Nuije152

    found it :)), use mini usb to connect directly to computer, dont connect powercord, and the appletv will appear in screen. press ALT and select update update. thats it :)))))

  • A-Researcher

    Google it. There are tons of sites willing to help you.

  • is apple tv worth it? well thought about post regarding common issues there for ipad 2..

  • miked

    But it sounds like like its going to lose the ability to play Mobile Me galleries.  I am linked to several friends who have lots more than 100 pics and I don’t always want just the most recent 1,000 pics.  Losing Mobile Me galleries is going to be a major lose to me

  • Love the Apple TV, got mine last week

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