Apple tv2 xmbc alternative

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by joserpaq, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. macrumors member

    Mar 23, 2007
    I just updated my ATV2 and jail broke it without realizing that xmbc was not compatible with the latest OS from apple. The main reason I use xmbc is just to watch movies on a local server. I used to use nito tv for this way back before the functionality was taken out. Can anyone recommend a similar jb app for the atv2?

  2. macrumors 68020

    Jun 2, 2010
    I don't know if Plex has been updated as yet but you can try Plex on your jailbroken Apple TV. Plex works a bit different it is a client/server app you run the client on the apple TV and the server can run on multiple platforms.
  3. macrumors 68030

    May 27, 2008
    plex works on the lastest version of iOS that you can jailbreak, it's 1 version before the current, think it's 5.0.2

    with plex, the server converts your files to an :apple:TV compatible format as you watch them, if they aren't already compatible. so you need something with a little bit of power, doesn't have to be a monster though.
    the server runs on windows, os X, and linux
  4. macrumors 6502a

    Apr 3, 2011
    Where did you JB it?

    Seas0pass don't offer JB for ATv2 for the new OS yet just for 5.0.2 (iOS 5.1.1 - 9B830
  5. macrumors 603

    May 21, 2009
    I like the firecore media player they have

    Looks just like the Apple TV UI

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