This week in “Apple TV News from the Web”:
- Apple to build 3D TV system
- Apps coming to Apple TV
- Adobe AIR 3 games for iOS
- The Pear TV
- Apple TV Hacks Store
Get more from your shiny box of joy: Taking Apple TVs to the next level
There are apps in the App Store that can do similar things (e.g. IMDb, Fandango), but Showreel is claimed to be the first AirPlay-enabled app that lets you watch full length HD movie trailers on Apple TV 2. Although the developer promises to “showcase nothing but the latest and greatest movies”, the movies are, well, not the latest releases and the collection is still quite small. On a good side, trailers are updated weekly, there are no ads and pre-trailer commercials, and the browsing experience on iPad as well as viewing trailers on the big screen in 720p is great. The app is iPad only.
How Adobe is going to deliver Flash content to every iPhone and iPad? Will Feral’s legendary game finally come to the Mac? Which TV shows are now fully closed-captioned in the iTunes and how will be the new MacBook Pro? Read the third edition of “Apple TV News from the Web” to get the answers for all these iQuestions.
1. Flash coming to iOS
2. Deus Ex: Human Revolution
3. Closed-captioned episodes in iTunes
4. Updated MacBook Pro line
Update! Seas0nPass has been updated to support an un-tethered jailbreak of the new AppleTV 4.3 (revision 8F455) software. Seas0nPass is the first jailbreak to support the new 4.3 version. Yes!
What shiny things you have by updating to AppleTV iOS 4.3?
What happens to my jailbreak status and settings if I update to 4.3?
Well, you’ll lose all your jailbroken settings and installed goodies. Remember, you can disable the auto-update in the Maintenance->Settings menu.
Is aTV Flash (black) compatible? [click to continue…]
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.
Here is the complete list of new features and improvements: [click to continue…]
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.