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How to Enable AirPlay Mirroring in iOS 7 to Stream an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch Display Wirelessly

Apr 6, 2014 - 4 Comments

AirPlay Mirroring sends exactly what is on the iPhone or iPad screen wirelessly over to an Apple TV or a compatible AirPlay receiver app on a Mac or PC like Reflector or XBMC, including the audio stream if one is available. This mirroring feature is great for demonstrations, presentations, picture slideshows, watching video on a … Read More

Apple TV 6.0 Update Released with iTunes Radio & iCloud Photo Stream Support

Sep 20, 2013 - Leave a Comment

Hot off the heals of the iOS 7 and iTunes 11.1 releases, Apple has updated the Apple TV set top box to 6.0 to include some of the same features. Most noticeable is the inclusion of iTunes Radio, the streaming music service, but the Apple TV 6.0 release also includes support for iCloud photo streams, … Read More

How to Hide Apps & Icons on the Apple TV

Jul 9, 2013 - Leave a Comment

Apple TV makes rearranging the app icons easy enough, but you can also hide services, icons, and apps that you don’t want visible at all. This is useful as a way of tidying up the Apple TV home screen of apps or services you never use or aren’t interested in watching (ESPN, HBO, Hulu, whatever), … Read More

Watch ESPN, HBO GO, Sky News on Apple TV with the 5.3 Update

Jun 19, 2013 - Leave a Comment

A new update to Apple TV brings streaming access to several popular TV services and networks, including HBO GO, ESPN, Sky News, Qello, and CrunchyRoll. Versioned as 5.3, the update requires a second or third generation Apple TV, and can be downloaded through iTunes or by using the direct firmware links included in this article. … Read More

Improve Apple TV 2 (5.2) with a Jailbreak & XBMC

Feb 24, 2013 - 6 Comments

The Apple TV is a great living room accessory, but many with media center and home theater PC experience prefer more powerful apps like Plex and XBMC for their additional features and broader video codec support. With XBMC you can play almost any video or audio format, access shared network drives for network playback, accept … Read More

Sync a Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard with Apple TV

Jan 29, 2013 - 6 Comments

You can now sync a Bluetooth keyboard with the Apple TV and use it to navigate and search on the device. This nice little bonus feature arrived along with the iOS 6.1 update, though it’s technically labeled for the Apple TV as 5.2 update, but regardless of the versioning and naming convention it’s an appreciated … Read More

Rearrange the Apple TV Home Screen Icons

Oct 5, 2012 - 1 Comment

If you’ve always wanted to change how your Apple TV home screen icons where arranged, you’ll be happy the feature has arrived with the Apple TV 5.1 update. Though the top row of icons is stuck where it is, you can arrange the majority of other icons just by doing the following with your remote: … Read More

Get AirPlay Mirroring on Older Macs with AirParrot

Oct 3, 2012 - 7 Comments

AirPlay Mirroring arrived on the Mac with OS X Mountain Lion, but Macs built before 2011 don’t support the feature, and obviously any OS X version prior to 10.8 won’t have it either. That is, until you run AirParrot, which enables AirPlay Mirroring on any Mac (or Windows PC) running OS X 10.6.8 or later.

Apple TV 5.1 Update Released

Sep 24, 2012 - 7 Comments

Apple has released a new software update for Apple TV that brings a few of the more popular iOS 6 features to the device. Despite sharing some features with iOS 6, the version is labeled as 5.1 with a build of 10A406e. The update includes Photo Stream sharing, new screen savers, the ability to switch … Read More

Show iCloud Photo Stream as a Slideshow or Screen Saver on Apple TV

Jun 7, 2012 - 4 Comments

Want to show a quick slideshow to your friends and family of pictures contained within Photo Stream? Assuming you already have Apple TV signed into your iCloud account, do the following: From the main Apple TV menu choose “Internet” and select “Photo Stream” Choose “Slideshow” to start the slideshow By default this will go through … Read More

Apple TV 3 Released with 1080P Output, Here Are Details & Specs

Mar 7, 2012 - 11 Comments

Apple announced a new Apple TV today, physically the device looks the same as the old version, but that’s where most of the similarities end. The new Apple TV is more powerful, and boasts 1080p output, and includes a completely redesigned UI with iCloud integration. Here’s what we know so far: All new user interface, … Read More

Untethered Jailbreak for Apple TV iOS 4.4.4 with Seas0nPass

Dec 30, 2011 - 40 Comments

If you’ve been holding off on the Apple TV 2 4.4.4 update for an untethered jailbreak, you can now update the device without worry. A new version of Seas0npass has been released to to untether the Apple TV’s unique iOS 4.4.4 build, the tool remains extremely easy to use and supports most of the 3rd … Read More

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