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Old Sep 24, 2012, 12:51 PM   #1
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Apple Releases 5.1 Update for 2nd and 3rd Generation Apple TV




Apple has released Apple TV Software Update 5.1 for 2nd and 3rd generation Apple TV models. The release has build number 10A406e. The biggest changes include support for Shared Photo Streams, the ability to send audio content from the Apple TV to AirPlay-enabled speakers and devices (including AirPort Express and other Apple TVs), and the ability to switch between multiple iTunes accounts.




Apple has updated the Apple TV Software Update webpage with full details:
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Shared Photo Streams - Accept invitations for Shared Photo Streams, browse photos and comments, and receive notifications of new content.

AirPlay - Send audio content from Apple TV to AirPlay-enabled speakers and devices (including AirPort Express and other Apple TVs). Also includes the ability to require an onscreen code to use AirPlay with your Apple TV.

iTunes account switching - Save multiple iTunes accounts and switch quickly between them.

Trailers - Search movie trailers. In the United States, see show times for local theaters.

Screen savers - New Cascade, Shrinking Tiles, and Sliding Panels screen savers.

Main menu - Reorder icons on the second page by holding down the select button on the remote.

Subtitles - SDH support for the deaf and hard-of-hearing as well as improvements to viewing and selecting subtitles.

Network configuration - Support for setting up advanced network options using configuration profiles. See http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5437 for more information.

Stability and performance - Includes general performance and stability improvements.
The Apple TV can be updated directly on the unit by going to the Settings menu, then General, then selecting Update Software.

The last Apple TV update was released back in June.

Article Link: Apple Releases 5.1 Update for 2nd and 3rd Generation Apple TV
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 12:52 PM   #2
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When is the App store coming? Then I might go out and buy one!
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 12:53 PM   #3
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Come on apple, still needs HBOGO and a handful of other streaming services.
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 12:54 PM   #4
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Oh yeah. Apple's most useless product...
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 12:55 PM   #5
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Thumbs up for being allowed to switch iTunes accounts! Up to now our ATV had shut out my wife and daughter, who have their own accounts and music.
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 12:55 PM   #6
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Oh yeah. Apple's most useless product...
Sarcastic? It's how I watch practically all video now.
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 12:55 PM   #7
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One of my Favorite Apple Products....

Guess I'll bite the bullet and update...

Stay Tuned!
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 12:55 PM   #8
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I love my Apple TV. Just wish they would add features for outside the USA
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 12:56 PM   #9
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Switch between iTunes accounts? I guess that's veeeeeery nice!
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 12:56 PM   #10
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Being able to do multiple accounts is sweet
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downloading now..
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 12:57 PM   #12
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Riots at the factory, release a software update.
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 12:57 PM   #13
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Can it be configured through a VPN now?

Does this mean that I can now somehow manage to connect my Apple TV to a VPN while getting wifi through my Airport Express?

That would be really cool.
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 12:59 PM   #14
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Waiting for the TWIT app for Apple TV. For now stream from iPad or iMac ?

Not bad for a hobby.
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Switch between iTunes accounts? I guess that's veeeeeery nice!
And veeeeery unexpected.

Nice surprise.
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 12:59 PM   #16
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Just laying the groundwork...
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You Tube & Apple TV

has You Tube gone?
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Riots at the factory, release a software update.
Software engineers are supposed to break up a riot half way around the world?
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Where is the NFL? I shut down Dish expecting the NFL network would come to the Apple TV. Now that the season is here, I will have to get dish again. Come on apple, you have the other sports, WE NEED THE NFL!
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Sarcastic? It's how I watch practically all video now.
I as well. I cut the cable years ago and now use apple tv exclusively. Very useful in my house.
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Oh yeah. Apple's most useless product...
Says you. I don't know about you but I use ATV a lot. More than my cable-box.
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 01:03 PM   #22
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Ack not seeing it on my ATV 2 at the moment. Wonder if that is because I'm running beta 4?
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Can you rearrange the icons on these release?
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Very pleased to see account switching now! Thanks Apple!

And also glad to see more subtitle support. However, exactly what does this entail in the update? I know some iTunes movies I own have subtitles already and show fine as it is.
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Can you rearrange the icons on these release?
"Main menu - Reorder icons on the second page by holding down the select button on the remote."
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