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voice search How to get Amazon Fire TV style voice search on Apple TV

So Amazon has finally dropped the curtains on its set-top box, the Fire TV, which comes as a direct competitor to the Apple TV. One of the major features boasted by Amazon is its voice search function. You’ll be surprised to know that you can get the voice search feature on your Apple TV, right now.

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apple tv 4 app store Another proof the new Apple TV will have its own App Store?

Remember that Add Site hack described by the iOS hacker David Schuetz, last fall? It was a quick trick in 5.x that enabled an Add site button on your home-screen which could be pointed to a media server and the content viewed in an Apple TV styled menu. As it turned out, the hack was revealed a bit a too late, as Apple had already patched it then in the 6.0 update. You can read more about the hack here. After a long research, Schuetz has finally found a way to make ‘Add Site’ work under Apple TV 6.x (details below), what made him wonder: Is this a prelude to wider availability of Apple TV app development? 

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Apple TV hacking: “Add Site” hack follow-up

by tomek on February 12, 2014

raspberry pi on apple tv Apple TV hacking: Add Site hack follow up

Some time ago we reported on a new hack discovered by an iOS hacker David Schuetz that let us put our own apps on Apple TV. By enabling an Apple TV OS feature called Add Site, Schuetz was able to add a custom site pointing at a Raspberry Pi media server which he added to the Apple TV. The hack quickly got closed as Apple disabled the Add Site feature. In a new post Schuetz explains what exactly happened and speculates on the future of his hack.

atv accessories 3 Apple TV hacking: Add Site hack follow up

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Is anyone working on Apple TV 3 jailbreak?

by tomek on February 6, 2014

Apple TV 3 Jailbreak Con Is anyone working on Apple TV 3 jailbreak?

In case you were wondering what’s the status of the Apple TV 3 jailbreak, here is what a top iOS hacker MuscleNerd had to say when asked if he is aware of anyone working on this jailbreak:

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apple tv 3 Apple TV 3 jailbreak confusion: No, iH8Sn0w’s A5(X) iBoot bug doesnt apply to Apple TV 3

After iH8sn0w, the developer behind Sn0wBreeze, announced that he had discovered an iBoot exploit that makes A5(X) devices jailbreakable for life, there was a confusion whether it could be used to jailbreak the Apple TV 3 or not. The clarification came from MuscleNerd (who was, by the way, the first to predict that Apple TV 3 will be “a tough cookie to crack”):

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apple tv 5.3 jailbreak How to jailbreak Apple TV 2 5.3 (iOS 6.1.4) using Seas0nPass (untethered; Mac & Windows)

Seas0nPass, the popular Apple TV jailbreak tool, has been recently updated by FireCore and now allows for an untethered jailbreak of Apple TV 5.3 (Apple TV 2 only). Released in June last year, Apple TV software version 5.3 added HBO GO, WatchESPN, Sky News, Crunchyroll and Qello to our little black boxes.

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