Apple Releases 5.1 Update for 2nd and 3rd Generation Apple TV

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    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.

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    Apple has updated the Apple TV Software Update webpage with full details:
    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
     
  2. nick_elt macrumors 68000

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    When is the App store coming? Then I might go out and buy one!
     
  3. chrmjenkins macrumors 603

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    Come on apple, still needs HBOGO and a handful of other streaming services.
     
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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.
     
  6. WestonHarvey1 macrumors 68020

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    Sarcastic? It's how I watch practically all video now.
     
  7. jontech macrumors 6502

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    One of my Favorite Apple Products....

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

    Stay Tuned!
     
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    I love my Apple TV. Just wish they would add features for outside the USA
     
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    Switch between iTunes accounts? I guess that's veeeeeery nice!
     
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    Riots at the factory, release a software update.
     
  13. marioguarneros, Sep 24, 2012
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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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    Waiting for the TWIT app for Apple TV. For now stream from iPad or iMac ?

    Not bad for a hobby. :apple:
     
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    And veeeeery unexpected.

    Nice surprise.
     
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    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!
     
  20. Ingot macrumors 6502

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    I as well. I cut the cable years ago and now use apple tv exclusively. Very useful in my house.
     
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    Says you. I don't know about you but I use ATV a lot. More than my cable-box.
     
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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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    "Main menu - Reorder icons on the second page by holding down the select button on the remote."
     

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