Apple tv2 xmbc alternative

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

  1. macrumors member

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    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?

    Thanks.
     
  2. macrumors 68000

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    Jun 2, 2010
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    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 68020

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    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

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    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 601

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    I like the firecore media player they have

    Looks just like the Apple TV UI
     

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