How to install IceFilms on your jailbroken Apple TV

by umOuch on April 10, 2012

  1. A File Manager will then pop up. From here you will simply navigate to the “Home Folder”. Here you will find the IceFilms Repo .zip file we transferred over to our Apple TV in step #4.
  1. Within a few seconds you will see a popup informing you that the IceFilms Repo has been successfully installed.
  1. Now select the option that says “Get Addons”. This will open up a new window revealing a list of all your installed repositories.


  1. Simply open the repo labeled “anarchintosh addons”. Once inside select Video Add-ons and then click IceFilms.
  1. You will now have the option to install the Add-on.
  1. Now navigate back to your Home Screen… (simply use the MENU button on your Apple TV remote to back out of each screen until at the main menu)
  1. Select the menu option labeled “VIDEOS”, followed by Video Add-ons. Here you can scroll down until you see IceFilms. Open and enjoy.

There is no need to do any custom setup, unless you are a premium account holder for RapidShare, or the Real-Debrit services. If you are, hold the menu button down while the IceFilms add-on is highlighted. Here you will see the option to adjust the Add-Ons Settings. If you are not a premium member, avoid using the RapidShare links as they have begun throttling the buffer speed for free users. That said, there are many other links that you can still enjoy for free.

If you have problems, or questions, regarding IceFilms simply visit Eldorado, anarchintosh, or any of the other developers of the IceFilms add-on at

umOuch (Andrew Brasher)

You may also want to read:
XBMC 11.0 Eden for Apple TV 2 5.0 (iOS 5.1) released (+how to install tutorial)
How to jailbreak Apple TV 2 5.0 (iOS 5.1) with Seas0nPass (tethered)
How to install XBMC 11.0 Eden on first-generation Apple TV
XBMC 11.0 Eden for Apple TV – Review

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  • Eliasbille

    I have a problem.. When 8/9 a pop up comes up that says that the add-on does not have the right structure. Anyone who can help here?

  • Bizz

    it’s telling my that the repository is broken 🙁

  • Kyle King

    Same here, wrong structure error…

  • Dantucker2010

    IceFilms is working okay for me

  • 97% of this work could be reduced by just adding as a source.
    no ssh, no pc / mac needed.

  • Guest

    why not just use wget into /var/mobile and install it from there?

  • AW

    I’m getting the wrong structure error also, any ideas ?

  • where would we go to add as a source?

  • Srashid

    is the ssh necessary? i bypasses this step by just leaving the file on my computer and accessing it on my computer by just navigating to where it was stored on my computer through the network browser.

  • Jagr_200

    The repository download is wrong. Its all fucked up. Where do we download it from now?

  • Eliasbille

    Okay i fixed my structure error. If you are using safari go to preferences -> General and then in the buttom unclick “open safe files after downloading”. This Should let you import the zip files correctly.

  • Juvi

    File manager, add as web-http

  • Satch

    YEAH .. after 1 try a succesfull IceFilms .. NICE ! 🙂

  • Me

     same here

  • Frank

    Same here, structure is not working on win 7

  • Fadamstoronto

    GeorgeDWarren wins.  This worked for me!

  • beg2differ

    I did just as Srashid mentioned and it installed fine.  However, after the directories list, I only get “..” when trying to play

  • Angy7sdg

    i couldnt install it

  • Whizeazz

    I have it installed, but can’t select a movie. I go through all the menus and then when i get to where i would see the list of movies, I get an error message saying that the script failed……

  • Carloqld

     I have this same error. Installs and opens fine. Can search for movies, once you select DVD or HD720 it has no sources just a *..* Anyone know why?

  • Same here.  Installed perfectly and easily and when I select a movie, it gets to 100% and then just shows ‘..’.  Please help!

  • leetut

    “Simply open the repo labeled “anarchintosh addons”. Once inside select Video Add-ons and then click IceFilms”

    and if theres nothing ‘inside’ what do i do???

  • thefatmunky


    I try connect to my Apple TV 2 using Cyberduck (as explained here) but I keep

    “I/O Error: Connection failed
    Connection closed without indication.

    I’ve checked the Apple TV’s IP address – it is correct
    I disabled the anti-virus & firewall – still won’t work
    I’ve restarted both my Mac and the Apple TV – still won’t connect
    I used the Username: root and Password: alpine
    I’m using a Macbook Air with OSX Lion
    Apple TV is jailbroken

    PLEASE could anyone assist!? I’ve
    tried searching online for solutions but nothing so far has worked 🙁

    Thanks!! 🙂

  • Junko42

     Use WinSCP or whatever to connect and browse to /private/var/mobile/Library/Preferences/XBMC/userdata/Database and delete the commoncache.db file. Had the same problem and that worked for me!

  • Scout4x41

    Has the password “alpine” changed our maybe the user name? It says login fail…..

  • Scout4x41

    also I have the 1st gen apple tv

  • BT

    Don’t have commoncache.db file….

  • zeebarber

    I can’t sign into the ssh. When would I have created this? The only thing I’ve used for the apple tv and the jailbreak is “terminal”. Can’t this be accomplished this way? Help?

  • Tonimassaar

    Me neither… I just can’t see any movies, when I selected one…

  • LSwth

    i’m stuck on step 8 bc the repo folder I dragged into Cyberduck is not showing up on XMBC. did I do something wrong?

  • gustercc

    well do yo mind sharing?

  • Sergio

    Hello, I cant find the right REPO file, in the current link it only comes a XML file, does anyone know how to solve this?

  • why are steps 1-7 deleted?

  • David Brodow

    so far works for me. installed and about to watch ancient aliens

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