iOS 4.3 for Apple TV 2 Released with iCloud Storage Support (Download Link)
Apple TV 2 has been updated to iOS 4.3 build 8F455, and the update includes several notable features: iCloud support for purchased TV shows, Vimeo support, and YouTube playlists. The update appears to only work in the US only for now, but other countries may be coming soon.
The beginning of iCloud support is the big story here, as DaringFireball is reporting that the new build supports the same cloud integration for TV shows that iOS 4.3.3 includes for books and music on the iPhone and iPad, making it possible to re-download any purchased TV shows from iTunes. These downloads are accessible through the ‘Purchased’ tab in the iTunes Store. DaringFireball calls it a cloud-based storage locker for TV shows, and suggest that movies are coming next.
Download iOS 4.3.3 IPSW for Apple TV 2
You can grab the Apple TV2 update through iTunes or directly from Apple below:
This brings the Apple TV 2 closer to the remaining iOS product line, which is at iOS 4.3.5. A unification of the releases will likely come with iOS 4.4 or possibly even with iOS 5 in the fall. It remains to be seen if iTunes & iClouds automatic download feature will extend to movies and the Apple TV.