Apple TV Software Update Adds Streaming of Purchased TV Shows, Vimeo Support, and More

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001


    A number of MacRumors readers are reporting that Apple has just pushed out a new iOS software update for the second-generation Apple TV bringing support for several new features including streaming access to purchased TV shows and support for video service Vimeo. Daring Fireball's John Gruber explains the TV show feature:
    According to one report, however, the feature may be U.S.-only for the time being.

    In addition to the purchased TV show support, the update also brings support for Vimeo video content and reportedly adds YouTube playlist support.

    Article Link: Apple TV Software Update Adds Streaming of Purchased TV Shows, Vimeo Support, and More
  2. SanibelMan macrumors member

    Jul 1, 2004
  3. ikir, Aug 1, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2011

    ikir macrumors 65816

    Sep 26, 2007
    I love AppleTV2 and i'm very happy Apple continues to update its software with new features.
  4. MiWall81 macrumors member

    Jul 17, 2011
    Apple TV

    I seriously wish they would allow iPad/Apple TV owners the ability to watch everything from their iPad onto the TV already... This update is taking forever... Also, the ability to watch on the iPad and the Apple TV at the same time...
  5. vtstarck macrumors regular

    Jun 16, 2009
    Looks like my prior purchases of The Walking Dead aren't included. :confused:
  6. chrisandersen macrumors 6502


    Sep 6, 2008
    Old 24 TV: Rent for .99, buy for $2.99. Yawn.
  7. zin macrumors 6502

    May 5, 2010
    United Kingdom
    Doesn't look like international customers are ever going to get TV show rentals.
  8. Spoony macrumors regular

    Feb 14, 2011
    So this is like iCloud for TV and Movies?

    I'm sick of storing all my purchased content on my computer. It's hogging up all my space (I know i should just get an external harddrive). If this is the true this is awesome. Allowing the apple ecosystem to manage my content. I'm digging this.
  9. nwcs macrumors 65816


    Sep 21, 2009
    Coming in iOS 5...
  10. PeterM11 macrumors member

    Mar 28, 2009
    Nice although my internet at home is too slow and it only wants to steam HD content.

    Still hoping for Hulu+ support

    I wonder if this means we'll be able to re-download purchased TV shows sooner or later. Then maybe Movies will come too. If they add Hulu+ (and maybe even buy it) then that plus Netflix and iTunes content streaming makes it a pretty cool little box. I already love it but this just makes it better. The only other thing I could think of would be screen mirroring of Macs along with the upcoming iPad mirroring. Doubt that'll happen though.
  11. mwxiao macrumors regular

    Jul 5, 2007
    If i'm not mistaken, iOS 5 should be able to do that.
  12. ck2875 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 25, 2009
    ability to stream prior purchased tv shows is huge. i approve.
  13. nwcs macrumors 65816


    Sep 21, 2009
    I think this is a great update! I can finally (hopefully) keep my computer off to view most of my content. I'd only need to turn it on to view the stuff I've encoded. If they did something like iTunes Match for video that would just be super! Especially if it got free updates to HD...
  14. NEMMRRC macrumors newbie

    Dec 14, 2007
    I believe that some TV shows already do that. STNG does.
  15. Spoony macrumors regular

    Feb 14, 2011
    Edit. I guess it's only iCloud for TV Shows at this point. Hopefully movies to come.
  16. SwedishFrog macrumors newbie

    Apr 19, 2010

    After updating and entering my account info, it shows fewer than half of the TV shows I purchased using this account. I can right-click on the files on my computer and see that they were purchased using this account, but they don't show up under TV Shows > Purchased on the Apple TV.

    Boo, Apple. Boo.
  17. imahawki macrumors 6502a

    Apr 26, 2011
    Hopefully this also fixes the bug where the ATV suddenly can't find any content your library which requires either restarting iTunes or disabling, then re-enabling Home Sharing from the ATV to see any content.
  18. TwinCities Dan macrumors 603

    TwinCities Dan

    May 19, 2008
    Double Parked out front of the Courthouse
    I all want is to be able to sort my movies by date added. It seems so simple, I have over 800 movies and I want to see the recent additions. :eek:
  19. Hairball macrumors regular


    Jan 5, 2007
    Near an Apple device
    NHL / NFL support would be a great addition. While they are at it, add a NASCAR channel as well.

    :apple:TV needs to add more support for video sites. A Showtime or HBO channel would be a major game changer and huge surprise. It'll probably never happen though:(

    The cable cord needs to be cut!
  20. eliehass macrumors regular

    Aug 19, 2008
    If you go to settings and then iTunes store, you can change the resolution to SD and then you will pull the SD video from iCloud
  21. Jazwire macrumors 6502a


    Jun 20, 2009
  22. Thataboy macrumors regular

    Dec 31, 2004
    New York, NY
    Make a smart playlist in iTunes for recently added movies. Enable Home Sharing. Enable video playlists on Apple TV. Done :)
  23. supremedesigner macrumors 6502a


    Dec 9, 2005
    Gainesville, Fl
    +1. Once it's available, it's a big blow to cable tv companies :)
  24. roland.g macrumors 603


    Apr 11, 2005
    One mile up and soaring
    Apple TV could use more frequent updates with new features more often.

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