I'm downloading an Apple TV update

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by skrutzen, Jul 10, 2008.

  1. macrumors regular

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    I decided to check for updates and it said that there is a new update to install. I'm downloading now.
     
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    Fontenette Yo!

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    Thanks for the info. Thought the :apple:tv was going to be left out of the software flurry.

    I'll post version number as soon as I see it (if not up already).

    edit: yes, v2.1
     
  5. thread starter macrumors regular

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    It added more remotes (i.e. iphone, ipod touch) software version 2.1.
     
  6. macrumors 68040

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    The Remote App is going to be awesome now that we know it works with the Apple TV; however, it needs to be updated for Videos and everything else. In due time I guess.

    EDIT: The remote section states video can be controlled from the Remote App!

    MobileMe Galleries are added as expected (mine is also now working!).

    Remote Section now shows an iPhone with the Apple TV remote.

    Music Videos section is still pathetically sluggish.
     
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    Phil A.

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    I can confirm that the remote App does control video too
     
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    bbotte

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    I check on my Apple TV and there is no update for me..... :mad:
    Edit: Now it showed up for me....
     
  9. macrumors 68040

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    How about Music Videos? As I stated, that section is so poor, and I have MANY music DVD's.
     
  10. macrumors 6502a

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    Don't suppose the photo browsing has been improved???
     
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    Phil A.

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    There's a section for music videos that takes you to videos categorized by artist. There's also a free text search facility but that doesn't let you search only music videos (or any other media type) - it searches the entire library
     
  12. macrumors 6502a

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    Improved greatly. It now has thumbnails!!!!
     
  13. macrumors regular

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    Can someone please summarize this update. Does it change anything if you don't have an Iphone? For example, are the photo browsing enhancements only on the Iphone used as a remote or also on the tv screen?
     
  14. macrumors 6502a

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    Seriously?
     
  15. macrumors 6502a

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    Yep. Looks great.
     
  16. macrumors regular

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    update

    Good sub-point update. Photos are now well managed. Good use of thumbs.

    Looking forward to the remote software.

    Hopefully apple can show us some great solution.
     
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    Did they bring back the ability to stream photos? They eliminated this feature in 2.0. :mad:
     
  18. macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry, I can't tell. But they have updated the 'Trailers' section so it looks much like the very first 'Front Row' interface when looking at trailers. It's just thumbnails of movie posters. One step closer to getting our content in a more visual way.

    OMG!!! ANOTHER AWESOME FEATURE ADDED......when you search there is another button called 'Clear'. So now we don't have to keep clicking 'Delete' heaps of times to have nothing searched. This will save about 5 seconds of my life.


    EDIT: you can stream photos.
     
  19. macrumors member

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    can we list all the known features of this update?

    is streaming photos only through the mobile me site or the photos located in iPhoto on your Mac?
     
  20. macrumors 6502a

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    I meant stream photos from my iPhoto from my Mac.
     
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    What I've found...

    -Photo thumbnails (scroll through them. click to view it big, and click play to start a slideshow from that photo)
    -Streaming of photos from mobileme (obviously) and from iPhoto on your mac.
    -Trailers view has changed to big thumbnails of movie posters, when clicked on one it shows the movie's info. very similar to the rent/purchase screen on the appletv store
    -The 'Clear' button has been added to the onscreen keyboard. Accompanies 'Delete' and 'Space'
    -When streaming videos (I've only tested streaming from my iMac), you no longer see the buffering/loading bar thingy on the screen. It just starts playing.
    -iPhones and iPod touch's can now act as remotes (obviously). In Settings>General>Remotes it has an option 'Add Remote' (currently dimmed out for me). When you hover over that option the 'Remote' App appears on the left of the screen with this description....

    "Control music and video on Apple TV from anywhere in the house with an iPhone or iPod touch. Start by downloading the free Remote application from the App Store."
     
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    Galley

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    The music album list now has album artwork thumbnails.
    You can add rental movies to a wishlist.
     
  23. macrumors member

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    SWEET!!!!!
     
  24. macrumors member

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    i'm really pumped about the wishlist thing -- wish i was at home to update! :)
     
  25. macrumors 6502a

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    also for movies that arent yet available for rent (but are purchasable) they say when they'll be available for rent.
     

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