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Apple TV Software Update 5.2 Released

 
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:09 pm    Post subject: Apple TV Software Update 5.2 Released Reply with quote

Apple TV Software Update 5.2 Released
Monday, January 28, 2013
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Apple today released the Apple TV Software Update 5.2 for the second and third generation Apple TV. According to the company, this update brings the following:

- Support for Bluetooth keyboards.
- The ability to browse and play your purchased iTunes music directly from iCloud.
- The ability to send stereo audio from movies, TV shows, and other videos on Apple TV to AirPlay-enabled speakers and devices (including AirPort Express and other Apple TVs).
- Performance and stability improvements with the iTunes Store, AirPlay, Netflix, iTunes Match, and wired Ethernet connections.

More information on updating your Apple TV can be found here.



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm happy to see that bluetooth keyboard support finally arrive.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the audio streaming feature. I wonder why it's only stereo though. Airport Express supports optical 5.1 audio out.

Still this is a nice feature for for people. You could essential see no wires on just about any TV setup and still get big sound from an external source.

A set of Audioengine A5+ and an Airport Express and you could shake any room in the house for $400.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bandit Bill wrote:
I like the audio streaming feature. I wonder why it's only stereo though.

I could be wrong, but I don't think Airplay supports 5.1 surround sound.

It's still a cool feature though. You can use powered (with an Airport Express) or Airplay enabled speakers anywhere.

They add in apps to the mix and I might come back from using Roku boxes. That being said, they are really working out beautifully with Plex.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would like to see Apple boost up the available content, add applications, and unlock that worthless USB port on the back for external storage. Those things would probably get me more excited about the product.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grasshopper wrote:
I would like to see Apple boost up the available content, add applications, and unlock that worthless USB port on the back for external storage. Those things would probably get me more excited about the product.


I found the USB port to be rather useful on my Apple TV 2 Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I found the USB port to be rather useful on my Apple TV 2 Wink

Awesome! Just imagine how easy it would be for Apple to enable the same functionality. Sad

Can those same hacks be done with the 3rd generation Apple TV? I don't follow hacks and stuff surrounding the Apple TV.
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Bandit Bill wrote:
I found the USB port to be rather useful on my Apple TV 2 Wink

Awesome! Just imagine how easy it would be for Apple to enable the same functionality. Sad

Can those same hacks be done with the 3rd generation Apple TV? I don't follow hacks and stuff surrounding the Apple TV.


No not yet for Apple TV 3. It may never come with the laws regarding Jailbreaking changing.

On another interesting note. I live in Canada but I can access US Netflix. It takes about 30 seconds to set up on an Apple TV 2 or 3. No Jailbreak necessary.
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Bandit Bill wrote:
No not yet for Apple TV 3. It may never come with the laws regarding Jailbreaking changing..

I wonder why that hasn't happened? Perhaps a lack of interest in the device or a limited market? Maybe it's just a really challenging jailbreak, but it sort of seems like the iPhone hacking crowd would be able to accomplish such a task. I sort of doubt that those new laws have anything to do with it.
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