Seas0nPass jailbreaking tool for Apple TV has been updated to version 0.8.4 that supports a tethered jailbreak for Apple TV 2 5.0.1 (iOS 5.1.1). Released this Thursday, Apple TV 5.0.1 (9B206f) adds HD previews for TV shows and movies in the iTunes store and brings fixes to Netflix, AirPlay and Home Sharing.
It would seem that Apple is looking to EPIX in hopes of creating a content partnership allowing Apple to stream movies on both their set top boxes, and the up and coming Apple television. EPIX, for those of you hiding under a rock, is a streaming content provider created by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp, MGM, and Viacom’s Paramount Pictures. According to the folks over at REUTERS:
Apple Inc began talks earlier this year to stream films owned by EPIX […] on devices including a long-anticipated TV, according to two people with knowledge of the negotiations. One of the sources told Reuters that any discussions would apply to its set-top box and also to upcoming devices that stream content. Talks with EPIX are in the preliminary stages and no agreement is considered near, the source said.
FireCore has released a new version of its Apple TV supercharger – aTV Flash (black). Version 1.4 brings support for M3U and PLS playlists, TrueHD audio, EyeTV folder detection and a bunch of improvements and bug fixes. Additinally, aTV Flash (black) is now available also in Finnish, German, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, and Swedish.
aTV Flash (black) is currently only compatible with AppleTV versions 4.2 – 4.4.4. FireCore has announced that they are already working on the new version that will be compatible with recently released Apple TV software version 5.0.
Released yesterday along with a new, third-generation Apple’s set-top box, Apple TV software update 5.0 (9B179b) is now available worldwide for all Apple TV 2 users. The update brings new, redesigned, icon-based user interface, support for buying movies on Apple TV and playing back purchased movies from iCloud, new National Geographic photos built-in for screensaver and on-device sign up for content partners on Apple TV using your Apple ID (like Netflix).
As always, stay away from this update if you don’t want to lose your jailbreak. Although @nitotv has already been able to jailbreak and restore the new firmware and he’s working with FireCore on the new version of Seas0npass, there is a lot of work to be done until the untethered jailbreak for Apple TV 5.0 is released, so don’t expect it soon.
Well, the above title says it all: we are giving away a brand new, 1080p-capable Apple TV. Announced yesterday, Apple’s third-generation hockey puck comes with a redesigned, icon-based user interface and runs on Apple A5 chip. Users have now the ability to access purchased movies and TV shows right from iCloud on the Apple TV. With iCloud, users can buy movies and TV shows on Apple TV and watch them on their iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac or PC. Also, Netlfix users will be able to watch movies and TV streaming on Apple TV in 1080p and pay directly via an iTunes account.
So, if you want to get your hands on the Apple’s brand new set-top box without spending a buck, check out the following rules on how to enter our giveaway: