Released to developers along with the iOS 7 beta, Apple TV software update 5.4 beta 1 brings some new features to our little black boxes: a long-awaited iTunes Radio, Conference Room Display option, automatic updates in the background and customizable subtitles.
Last week we reported that Plex now runs on non-jailbroken Apple TV 2 and Apple TV 3 thanks to PlexConnect, a clever little hack that allows a fully-functional Plex client on non-jailbroken ATV2 and ATV3. We also posted a tutorial on how to get it working on your little black box using a Mac. Below is an installation guide for Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8.
Apple has just unveiled a new operating system for Mac – OS X Mavericks at WWDC 2013. Among the new power user features introduced in Mavericks is multi-display support enhancement: the menu bar and dock are now available on any display, and users can run windowed or full-screen apps on whichever display they choose, with no configuration required. With Mavericks you can also use your HDTV as a second display using Apple TV and AirPlay.
Waiting for Apple to bring the App Store and iOS games to the Apple TV? Well, it looks that BlueStacks will be first to make this move and bring iPhone and iPad games to your TV screen. The company has added virtualization technology to its upcoming GamePop console, making it possible to run iOS apps on it. Initially, the device was going to run only Android games but there has been a new development and games written for iPhone and iPad will also run on console through a virtualization process called LookingGlass.
Exhausted after a long day in the sun? Beaten down by the sweltering heat and humidity? Had enough of the beach and ready for some life restoring A/C along with some well-deserved couch time? Then build your favorite sandwich, pop that microwave corn, pour a refreshing beverage, man your viewing stations and fire up that screen because we’ve got hours of chillaxing entertainment for your sun-scorched eyes and tired, aching muscles. Let’s get right to this Week’s Top Choices for the movie services available on the Apple TV.