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Apple TV News from the Web: Edition 1

by Ruben on August 31, 2011

AppleNewsEdition11 Apple TV News from the Web: Edition 1Welcome to our first instance of Apple TV News from the Web. In this weekly column we will share Apple and Apple TV related news we have found all around the networks. From Apple gossip to Apple news. Anything Apple-ish, with a big focus on our beloved black and silver boxes.

We are open for submissions: if you find anything related to Apple TV and you think it may fit here, send us a tweet or a Facebook comment and we’ll post it the coming week.

 


 

Edition 1:

  1. The Apple TV Set
  2. No more 0.99$ TV rentals for the Apple TV
  3. Steve Jobs’ resignation
  4. Miscellanea from the net

media player for apple tv 2 Firecore Releases Media Player 0.7 for Apple TV 2 Firecore has released another major update to its Media Player for the 2nd generation (black) Apple TV. Version 0.7 adds a number of new features (like support for chapters and .srt subtitles) and resolves a number of bugs. According to Firecore it’s a “solid update” that moves aTV Flash developer one step closer to the final version of Media Player for Apple TV2.

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apple tv 2 purchased shows Apple TV Software Update 4.3 Adds TV Show Purchases and iCloud Support Not later than yesterday, we wrote about Apple’s rumored plans not to push any hardware update for the Apple TV this fall and instead focus on software updates… and here it is: the Coupertino-based company just released Apple TV Software Update 4.3 (build 8F455) that adds Vimeo support and – more importantly – the ability to purchase TV shows from iTunes directly from your Apple TV.

Apple has already confirmed that shows purchased on Apple TV can be re-downloaded on other iOS devices (TV shows has been added to the “Purchased” sections of iTunes on both iOS and Mac/PC applications). All the shows previously purchased on other iOS devices or with iTunes automatically show up as available to play on Apple TV.

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No Apple TV 2 update this year?

by tomek on July 31, 2011

apple tv 2 No Apple TV 2 update this year?AppleInsider reports that Apple sold half a million Apple TVs in Q2 2011 but it’s not planning a hardware update for the device this year.

Concord Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo told AppleInsider that “his industry checks have turned up no evidence that Apple plans push a hardware revision to the Apple TV into production during the third quarter [2011].”

Instead, Apple will probably focus on software updates. The company already announced that iOS 5 will feature AirPlay mirroring that lets wirelessly display everything you do on your iPad 2 right on your HDTV through Apple TV 2. It is believed that this feature will be also available for iPhone 4 and upcoming iPhone 5.

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Media Player 0.6 for Apple TV 2 Released

by tomek on July 22, 2011

media player for apple tv 2 Media Player 0.6 for Apple TV 2 Released

Firecore’s Media Player, a core feature of the company’s flagship product – aTV Flash (black) for Apple TV 2, has been updated to version 0.6 that comes with added AC3 and DTS (5.1+ surround) sound, access to DVD menus during playback and a low buffer detection warning (prevents stuttering) as well as with many other improvements and bug fixes.

Here is the complete list of changes:
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Bluetooth coming to Apple TV 2 with iOS 5

by tomek on July 13, 2011

apple tv 2 bluetooth Bluetooth coming to Apple TV 2 with iOS 5Mark Gurman and Sonny Dickson at 9to5Mac found that Apple has included hidden bluetooth support in their second-generation Apple TV. Bluetooth support is not present within the current Apple TV OS, but the device does currently ship with a Wi-Fi/Bluetooth chip installed and, according to 9to5Mac, Apple’s next major operating system, iOS 5, will turn on this bluetooth support.

Gurman’s guess is that Apple is positioning this bluetooth support mainly for keyboards (this could mean the company is working on Safari for ATV2) but perhaps this would also make it possible to hook up your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch (having more controllers would make bringing games and apps to Apple TV simpler).

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