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Rearrange the Apple TV Home Screen Icons

Oct 5, 2012 - 1 Comment
Rearrange Apple TV Home Screen Icons

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
Get AirPlay Mirroring on Old Macs

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 TV 5.1

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
Apple TV slideshow of Photo Stream images

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
New Apple TV UI

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
Seas0nPass for Apple TV 4.4.4

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

Apple Posts Minor iOS Updates for Apple TV and iPhone 4S

Dec 15, 2011 - 4 Comments
Apple TV 2

Apple has rolled out two minor iOS updates, the first is for the second generation Apple TV and the second for the iPhone 4S. For Apple TV 2, the new build (9A406a) updates system software to 4.4.4, but it’s unclear exactly what the changes are, indicating this is likely a bug fix update. For iPhone … Read More

Unreleased Apple TV “J33” Found in iOS 5.1 Beta

Nov 29, 2011 - 2 Comments
Apple TV j33 reference

The recently released iOS 5.1 beta 1 has already uncovered a few hints about potential upcoming products from Apple. First, the Sprint iPad 2 reference, then an iPhone 5 reference, and now a codename reference to an unreleased Apple TV unit dubbed “J33” has been found. Other than the reference to the devices codename there … Read More

iOS 4.3 for Apple TV 2 Released with iCloud Storage Support (Download Link)

Aug 1, 2011 - 2 Comments

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 … Read More

Turn an Apple TV 2 into a Web Server

May 18, 2011 - 11 Comments
Turn Apple TV2 into a Web Server

So you already setup your Apple TV2 to run XBMC, and now you’re bored with it. Why not turn the ATV2 into a webserver like the guys at MacMiniVault did? Yes this link opens a web page served from an Apple TV2. You can do this yourself with your own Apple TV without too much … Read More

Jailbreak Apple TV 2 with iOS 4.3 using Seas0nPass

Mar 14, 2011 - 7 Comments

Seas0nPass is probably the best Apple TV 2 jailbreak and it has been updated to work with iOS 4.3. The latest iOS is well worth installing on ATV2, it brings AirPlay support, has MLB.TV and NBA live streaming, and includes Netflix surround sound. Sounds good huh? The only downside is Seas0nPass is currently a tethered … Read More

Sync a TV Remote with an Apple TV

Mar 12, 2011 - 3 Comments

If you’re not a fan of the AppleTV remote, or you just don’t want yet another remote control laying around your coffee table, you can sync a standard TV remote with an Apple TV. This should work with virtually any TV remote, cable remote, DVD/Blu-ray remotes, and universal remotes. How to Sync a TV Remote … Read More

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