How to stop update

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by ebony, Jan 23, 2008.

  1. ebony macrumors regular

    Mar 22, 2007
    I am happy with my apple tv the way it is

    I'm not interested in renting movies ( when and if it comes to the uk ), the new look menu system, viewing web stored photos or downloading podcasts directly.

    Can I stop the download.

    My understanding is that the AppleTV checks periodically for updates and will download and install the update without asking ?

    I should be able to block the AppleTV IP address from accessing the internet through my router, is this my only option ?

  2. samh004 macrumors 68020


    Mar 1, 2004
    You can change preferences in iTunes I believe to stop checking or downloading updates automatically.
  3. ebony thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 22, 2007
    Their is a check for updates automatically tick box, in the general tab within itunes, but this is for itunes updates, or that is my interpretation.

    I blocked the apple tv ip from accessing the internet. I don't want the kids viewing the movie trailers anyway.

    Their should be a way of turning movie trailers of, similar to turning youtube off.

    For me, the new appletv update would drastically reduce the functionality of the device. I am not interested in purchasing content from itunes.

    The current interface is simple and intuitive for accessing itunes library content, the new interface appears to be very much tailored into accessing the itunes store and content stored on the AppleTV hard drive.

    I like being able to set my source and that is what is shown under each media type, I don't want to have to navigate to shared sources each time I access content, which is my impression of the way the new menu system will work ?
  4. nerdhunter macrumors newbie

    Sep 25, 2007
    On your Mac, go to the Terminal and, if not already, connect to your Apple TV:-

    ssh -1 frontrow@AppleTV.local

    Enter your password as "frontrow" if prompted. Then type:

    sudo bash -c 'echo "" >> ../../etc/hosts'

    And press return. This will stop future updates.
  5. nick.hobbie macrumors newbie

    Oct 4, 2007
    This only works if AppleTV is already hacked.
  6. ebony thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 22, 2007
    it isn't hacked, but I've blocked the appletv IP address from accessing the internet and that's fixed it, no more updates and no unsuitable movie trailers for the kids. :)
  7. theBB macrumors 68020


    Jan 3, 2006
    When there was an update over the summer, I remember AppleTV asking me whether I wanted to update.
  8. imlucid macrumors 6502

    May 3, 2007
    Correct, the Apple TV will not apply an update without your consent. It will automatically detect that there is an update however and prompt you.

  9. RumMunkey macrumors 6502a


    Nov 3, 2006
    Can't you set the parental controls to show "G" content only? I assume this will restrict all content with ratings applied (which, I think all trailers have).
  10. imlucid macrumors 6502

    May 3, 2007
    Yes, you can restrict movies and TV shows. Trailers currently are approved for all audiences (i.e. green trailers) so those would not be restricted.


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