When will the AppleTV 2 get a software update??

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by wrkngclasshero, Oct 7, 2010.

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    wrkngclasshero

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    Got the :apple:TV 2 and I am loving it but there are a few glitches that I have come across (guessing not picked up in beta testing) that I expect will be addressed in the first software update.

    1. Grouping by Show: Specifically grouping movies in a series under a single title in the list of movies and grouping multiple seasons under a single show listing, like how :apple:TV1 handled shows.

    2. Showing names of subtitle or alternate audio tracks: I like to encode w/ director commentary tracks and I will rename the audio tracks accordingly. The iPad and the :apple:TV1 would both show the names of the audio tracks to differentiate between. :Apple:TV2 just shows the language the track is. (i.e. iPad displays - English (Director Comm) :apple:TV2 displays - English). It is the same with subtitles, no differetion between a closed caption and a forced subtitle track.

    3. Subtitles do not display. When watching a movie w/ subtitles on the :apple:TV2 will not always display the subtitles. See more on this error here

    All in all I love the :apple:TV2, just kinda hoping these minor errors get sorted out. Love to hear your speculation on when this first software update will be coming.
     
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    My :apple:TV2 does this for TV shows. I see
    Code:
    Roswell
       Season 1
          Episodes
       Season 2
          Episodes
       Season 3
          Episodes
     
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    wrkngclasshero

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    Wow

    When I scroll through my TV show I see

    How I Met Your Mother
    season 4

    How I Met Your Mother
    Season 3

    How I Met Your Mother
    Season 2


    I have to select the season to see the shows in that season.
     
  4. macrumors regular

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    Mine shows it as:

    How I Met Your Mother
    Season 2

    How I Met Your Mother
    Season 1

    How I Met Your Mother
    Season 4

    How I Met Your Mother
    Season 3

    It's really annoying. I wish it was just:

    How I Met Your Mother

    Then went to:

    Season 1

    Season 2

    Season 3

    Etc.
     
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    steviem

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    Apple said that all iOS devices will be updated to iOS4.2 in November.

    Now we know that the Apple TV is an iOS device, I reckon we'll see an update for it then.
     
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    Check this out:
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1024438
     
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    wrkngclasshero

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    Question Answered....

    Wow...

    All of a sudden this seems like a total waste of a thread (and i feel pretty dumb). I completely forgot about the promised 4.2 update.

    Thanks!!
     
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    I've also noticed podcasts on my Mac don't get marked as watched after viewing them on my Apple TV. I think that's related to the same "problem" as Apple TV being able to watch videos rented on a computer unlimitedly.

    Given the severity of the rental thing from a licensing point of view, I would think we're going to see an iTunes / Apple TV update within a week. While it may not fix everything known right now, an update is certainly imminent.
     

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