Firecore has announced the release of aTV Flash version 4.3 for the original Apple TV. Included are some new features, as well as a number of improvements to existing features and core components.

The new update includes File Sharing (SMB Server) that allows you to stream non-iTunes media stored on your Apple TV (including media stored on external drives) to other devices including a second Apple TV (silver or black) or a Mac/PC computer.

After installing the File Sharing package through the Maintenance –> Install Extras menu, the File Sharing option can be enabled through the Maintenance –> Settings menu.

When File Sharing is enabled (or set to Auto-Start) the relevant connection info will be visible when the File Sharing item is highlighted. The Apple TV’s username and password are both ‘frontrow’ (without quotes).

What else is new in 4.3?
Improved DVD file playback
Improved metadata scrapers
Improved Last.fm scrobbling (2.0)
Improved FTP and SSH connections
Improved memory management
Improved installation routine
Improved system tools
Minor UI improvements
Other miscellaneous fixes

aTV Flash version 4.3 is available through the Downloads tab in your account. If you’re already running aTV Flash on your AppleTV you can update through the Maintenance –> Manage Plugins menu.

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