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A Real Apple TV Coming? Steve Jobs Imagined a Television Synced to iCloud

Oct 22, 2011 - 5 Comments

In what seems to be a never-ending series of revelations from the Steve Jobs biography, the man apparently revealed to his biographer Walter Isaacson that he had “cracked” the TV, perhaps hinting that Apple may release an actual HDTV set in the future. This potential product bombshell was dropped by the Washington Post, who suggests … 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

iPad 2 & iOS 5 AirPlay Become a TV Gaming Console

Jun 19, 2011 - 2 Comments

The iOS line is gearing up to be a viable contendor in the video game console world, thanks largely to the new wireless AirPlay video mirroring feature coming in iOS 5. It works like this: an Apple TV2 becomes a wireless receiver that an iOS 5 equipped iPad 2 can then export it’s screen to, … Read More

iOS 5 Brings 1080p HD Video Playback to iPad 2, Possibly iPhone & Apple TV 2

Jun 9, 2011 - 4 Comments

Even more reason to get excited for iOS 5: 1080p HD video playback looks to be coming to iPad 2, iPhone 4, and quite likely Apple TV 2. Technically at least, any iOS hardware that is physically capable of playing the 1920×1080 movies could be getting 1080p playback support in the Fall. If you’re wondering … Read More

Turn an Apple TV 2 into a Web Server

May 18, 2011 - 11 Comments

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

AirPlay compatible TV’s coming soon?

Mar 25, 2011 - 1 Comment

Apple is looking to license AirPlay to TV manufacturers, according to a new report from Bloomberg. TV’s with built-in AirPlay support would allow users to stream media directly from their iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, and other Apple hardware, directly to the TV without the need of an Apple TV box. The “devices that could … 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

Enter DFU Mode on the Apple TV 2

Jan 30, 2011 - 2 Comments

DFU stands for Device Firmware Update, and Apple TV 2 has DFU mode like the iPhone does. This allows you to tweak and install firmware and is necessary for some of the hacks available to the device. How to enter DFU mode on the Apple TV 2 Getting into DFU mode on the ATV2 is … Read More

How to Install XBMC on Apple TV 2

Jan 21, 2011 - 34 Comments

The excellent media center software XBMC has finally come to Apple TV 2, but beyond being a great media center, if you’re wondering why else you should care I’ll sum it up in one word: 1080p. Yes, using XBMC, you can unleash 1080p video playback on the $99 Apple TV2… the playback suffers from occasional … Read More

Seas0nPass Apple TV Jailbreak Now Available

Jan 12, 2011 - 5 Comments

Seas0nPass is a new jailbreak tool built exclusively for the AppleTV running iOS 4.1.1 (ie: iOS 4.2.1 for AppleTV). The app makes it very easy to jailbreak the AppleTV by creating custom IPSW in a similar fashion to PwnageTool, and Seas0nPass also gives a one-click tethered boot option (read: Tethered vs Untethered Jailbreak). Note that … Read More

Convert video to iPod, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV easily with Handbrake

Jan 4, 2011 - 5 Comments

Handbrake is famously known to allow you to rip DVD’s but the new version also works wonders as a video conversion tool to get your favorite videos and movies onto your iPod touch, iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV. If you’re new to video conversion, don’t worry, Handbrake is extremely easy to use and it’s free … Read More

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