Apple TV 4 hacked to enable app folders

by tomek on November 5, 2015


Steve Troughton-Smith, a well-known iOS developer and hacker, discovered that HeadBoard, the tvOS UI, has “pretty complete” folder support inside. According to him, folders in tvOS work just like those in iOS – you drop an app on another app to create a folder. The folder takes the most likely category name from the apps inside but it’s also possible to give it a different name.

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Cosmos – Infinite Space is an arcade-style vertically scrolling space shooter, a reminder of the gameplay of the 70s and early 80s, coupled with modern technology. It combines the randomness of Asteroids with the core gameplay of Galaga to entice players to reach for an always higher score.

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If you got a new Apple TV but you find native AirPlay mirroring in OS X too limited or you own a Windows or Chromebook machine, you may want to check out AirParrot 2. It’s the go-to app for all of your mirroring and streaming needs.

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After a very long wait, the official Plex app is now available on the Apple TV. Plex for tvOS organizes all of your video, music, TV, and photo collections, and streams them to the Apple TV. With the free Plex Media Server on your home computer and Plex for tvOS, you can watch and listen to all of your personal media on your HDTV.

The app is free in the Apple TV App Store and requires the latest media server (note: you may need to download and install the very latest server manually for now on certain NAS devices).

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Pangea Software, a veteran game developer for Mac and iOS has announced their game catalog for the Apple TV 4. All of Pangea’s tvOS games include support for 3DTVs.

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Apple has released the retail build of tvOS that include the long-awaited Apple TV App Store. Developers and first customers have now access to houndred (if not thousands) of apps and games designed specifically for a big screen.

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